What Readers are Saying

Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer my reader survey via surveymonkey. Your responses are a great encouragement to me and help shape the way I seek to engage readers and to contribute positively to our shared life of faith. Given the volume of responses, I'm not able to include all of the comments … Continue reading What Readers are Saying

I Value Your Feedback

I'm always looking to increase my engagement with readers both in real life and on-line. So for this year I re-designed this blog and created my first e-book as a subscriber bonus. More recently I returned to posting a new article each week instead of alternate weeks. But do these things truly engage and add … Continue reading I Value Your Feedback

When You Work for the Church: the good, the bad, and the ugly, and how we can all do better

I never thought I would start a second blog. Just this one blog, posting once a week, keeps me busy enough--sometimes busier than I mean to be. And my current tagline--"Writing and Other Acts of Faith"--covers everything, doesn't it? On this blog I've written book reviews and retreat notes, pondered social media and spiritual practice, … Continue reading When You Work for the Church: the good, the bad, and the ugly, and how we can all do better

The Confidence and Courage of a Quiet Spirit

One of the benefits of blogging is getting free books, although as other bloggers have already discovered, I'm learning that sometimes that can be too much of a good thing. I love reading, and I can read fast when I want to, but it's just not possible to keep up with all of the requests … Continue reading The Confidence and Courage of a Quiet Spirit

Why Social Media Makes Me Happy

According to a recent study, Facebook makes people unhappy. Some say that everyone else on Facebook and Twitter seems to be having a wonderful time which makes their own life seem rather drab in comparison. Others report trouble concentrating or struggle with FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out). When I use social media to compare myself … Continue reading Why Social Media Makes Me Happy

The Best of 2015 from April Yamasaki

Here are my top ten articles for this year according to the total number of views--a good mix that embraces church and ministry, Scripture, prayer, personal, and writing themes. Have a quick scan below. Did you miss any of these? Is your favourite listed? Surprisingly, #1 this year is also my all-time most popular post! … Continue reading The Best of 2015 from April Yamasaki

Free Photos and Scripture that Will Encourage and Inspire

Links updated August 2020 If you're looking for free photos for your own website, keep reading for the five best free photo sites with a brief description, a sample photo from each, and a few more resource links at the end of this article. Photos add interest, but if you use a photo without permission you might … Continue reading Free Photos and Scripture that Will Encourage and Inspire

Thanks for Mindsharing How To Make My Website Better

After I read Lior Zoref's Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything, I decided to try his method with a question of my own, only it wasn't quite the Mindsharing success that Lior experienced over and over in his book. When I asked my Facebook friends "What do you think my next e-book should be?" I … Continue reading Thanks for Mindsharing How To Make My Website Better