Taking the Plunge

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The word for today is OPPOSITES.

Recently my son, who is a computer whiz, sent me an email. He pointed out that sometimes the updates he gets of my blog contain ads that give the OPPOSITE message to what I am trying to convey. He sent me a couple of examples.

I do know that a friend of mine stopped following my blog because she was getting “off colour” ads with my posts. I know ads appear from time to time because I was on the free plan. Because of South Africa’s weak currency, the cheapest upgrade, paid annually would come to about 23% of my monthly pension and I didn’t see that I could consider it. However, the ads did bother me.

Today I prayed about it and asked the Lord what His will was for my blog. The verse that came into my mind was “I desire truth in the inward parts.” I had to google to find the verse. “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part, You will make me to know wisdom.” (Psalm 51:6 NKJV)

At least one of the ads my son pointed out was, as he said, misleading. It claimed to be a McAfee renewal notice but my son said it was very unlikely to come from McAfee. That’s not truth. If anything, it is the OPPOSITE.

So today I took the plunge. I upgraded my site to remove ads. It took me a while because I am somewhat technologically challenged. However, with the help of a live chat from WordPress, I finally got it done. I must admit I am a little nervous. I will just need to trust the Lord that He will provide the wherewithal, especially since the subscription renews annually.

Photo taken at Dube Private Game Lodge Dec 2021

My Prayer

Lord, I know that Your thoughts are so much higher than my thoughts. Please give me discernment that I might know the Truth so the Truth can set me free. Amen.

6 thoughts on “Taking the Plunge

  1. bikerchick57

    It’s too bad you have to pay to keep your site clean and free of unwanted ads. I understand it’s a money-making thing for WordPress, but perhaps they should review those ads for inappropriate content if they are going to charge.

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  2. Fuzzy Panda Barista Post author

    My son did say I could move my blog to another site that was free but, as I said, I’m a bit technologically challenged and it seemed too daunting to successfully move my whole blog and then get used to a new way of doing things.

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  3. willowdot21

    Adds are a a pain, as you have upgraded vat this time of year why not ask your son and any other close family or friends to contribute to your annual fee as a Christmas present.
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎄🎄

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