Consider it Pure Joy!

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When I was growing up, I remember my Dad memorized James 1 and told us to consider it pure joy when we encountered various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produced endurance. And he would continue on with the rest of the verse.

I am grateful for that scripture because those are sustaining words when I am miserable and facing various trials.

It has been exactly a week now when I was having a great time interacting with folks over this blog or through Facebook and talking about homeschooling. Then I woke up on Wednesday and the site was SLUGGISH. Ugh! This is not a good time of year for that to happen because there are kids accessing the website for their memory work. These students are pulling off an incredible feat of memory prowess by reciting what they have learned throughout the whole year. I find it inspiring to listen to them. So, anyway, not a good time of the year to have a slow site! (First world problems, I know).

My web host, GoDaddy, let me know that if I migrated my site to a different platform, my problem would be solved. I have learned now that it is a very complex and time consuming process! They worked diligently on it for 3 whole days. Then I got to learn about DNS propagation. That basically means that more patience is required (in fact, one of the employees reminded me that patience was a virtue….NO! I WANT IT NOW!)

Well, my heart is happy to say that it appears that everything is back to normal. I am keen to hear if you need help. I have learned that since this is like a new website, you have to clear the history from the browser before you will have access to the subscription portion of the website. I have had to do this several times. SORRY! Also, my iPhone has wanted me to clear the history several times. I have even turned the phone completely off and on. Thankfully I have gotten it to work. Keep me informed of any issues. They may take a few more days to work through!

Many blessings to you all! Remember to consider it pure joy when you encounter various trials…why? because the testing of your faith produces endurance. Endurance gives us the ability to persevere, and we all know that in this world there will be troubles.