Archive for June 21st, 2012

A Request of Readers

June 21, 2012

Glory to God for All Things has been in existence since October of 2006. Nearly 1500 articles have been posted, with over 28,000 comments (which have been read and often responded to). Many readers have spoken of the role the blog has played in their lives (for which I give thanks to God). The community of comments has always been an evolving group of people – but the conversation has many times been as important (or more so) than the posts themselves.

The blog is in need of a face-lift and a technology overhaul. The developments over the past six years in WordPress (my blog platform) have been phenomenal. There has also been an evolution in other networks (most notably the social networking sites).

Glory to God for All Things is in need of a small capital infusion. The site will soon be overhauled to bring it up to date (with some improvement in appearance). It will particularly have a well-designed means of locating articles on important topics in an easy and user-friendly manner. 1450 articles is a lot of work to lie largely inaccessible or unorganized. The primary work of the blog – articles and comments will remain unchanged.

My parish (with the blessing of my Bishop) supports the aspect of my ministry that creates and maintains the blog – though its expenses (minimal) have been covered by myself alone. The face-lift and overhaul require a different approach.

The cost of the work will be around $1,000. I have located an excellent developer to do the needed upgrade. I am asking for readers’ support to make this possible. We are not, at present, adding a donations button on the site (maybe later). Instead, if you would like to support this next step, send a check to:

St. Anne Orthodox Church
560 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Mark the check, “blog” in the memorandum. Excess gifts will support the parish’s ministry.

I apologize that we have no premiums, t-shirts or coffee mugs. All I can offer is the work that has been done and will be done and my thanks to God for your prayers and support.

Glory to God!