December 2018 Update, New Version of Your Reformation Walk, Vocation Paper and more
Wishing you all a blessed and fruitful New Year! As you may know from last month I had successful back surgery. My symptoms of numbness and pain in my left leg and hip have receded and I have a much improved mobility range, albeit still limited. On Jan 4 I had a post-op visit to see what is in store for me and what activities I can now engage in. Frankly, I haven’t engaged in very much other than sitting, eating and sleeping for the past 30 days. The sitting part was productive as you will see from below.
What is new for December:
- The main concern for December was trying to figure out how to get more visibility for the website. The guy that initially put it together, followed 2 years later by a consultant, failed to enter SCO info for search engines to use. This results in no one finding the site except by knowing the web address or by accident! I have found a local consultant to help me as it is beyond my knowledge base. More on this in the next update.
- Routine site updating and cleanup was accomplished and I hope to do more in Jan as we define what keywords to use for the meta data.
- A serious update to Your Reformation Walk (now Version 1.8) was completed. This resulted in more information being added to the section on early church history and some to the info on Frederick the Wise and related Luther events. All in all after some consolidation it only amounted to one additional page being added to the volume.
- An overview and study paper on Vocation provided by Rev. Markus T. Zill was added to the information on the Bible Studies and More Page at http://churchmatterssolutions.org/bible-studies-on-the-books-of-the-bible/. Vocation is an oft neglected topic. This paper provides a basic understanding of how vocation impacts the church and everyday life.
- Additional internet research was completed on what constitutes a “visual Learner.” I was surprised to discover that 65% of all learners are visual. I will be putting this “mined” information into a preface for the Visual Learner’s Version of the Small Catechism that I will be presenting in March. Perhaps I will add this info as a separate file on the source CD for purchase.