Hello, readers of Lorinda’s Ponderings. I want to announce that I have decided to move my blog to Substack.

I discovered Substack several months ago and have been considering moving for a while. I like the clean layout and that the emails don’t just carry a link to a post but send the full text. Then the recipient can read the entire post offline.

Moreover, I greatly appreciate that Substack accepts writers from all points of view. Many writers who have been canceled elsewhere have found a home on Substack.

This platform is also easier to monetize. I would like to earn some money to cover the costs of my Grammarly account and my domain. Here on WordPress (WP), I also pay for an ad-free account. Substack doesn’t charge for an ad-free newsletter. I don’t have any products to sell, just my writing.

As the Apostle Paul wrote to pastor Timothy,

For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” (1 Timothy 5:18)

A skilled writer deserves compensation.

Rainbow Misuse

The final deciding factor came when WP changed its cellphone icon into a rainbow during June and the beginning of July. I don’t want my writing to support a “pride” company. Businesses should be known for their products and services, not their ideology.

Furthermore, God created the rainbow as a promise to Noah and his descendants, that includes all of us, that he would never again destroy the earth with a worldwide flood.

In the 1990s, the New Age movement hijacked the rainbow. Then the LGBTQ movement corrupted this symbol. Instead of representing one of God’s promises, the rainbow flag now stands for rebellion against God’s design for sexual relationships. Christ’s followers need to reclaim this symbol.

Introducing the Library News Update

I plan to keep this WP blog, but I will not be renewing my ad-free plan. So, you will still find my material here. Over time, I will manually transfer the WP posts to my Substack. (The one-step transfer feature didn’t work for me.)

Please follow Lorinda’s Ponderings on Substack. I’m not charging for subscriptions now. Perhaps I will when my following grows larger.

In addition to continuing my focus on viewing the culture through a biblical lens, I have added a newsletter about my home library, the “Newton Library Update.”

My family library specializes in homeschool and Christian resources. This newsletter’s primary audience is the local homeschool community because they are close enough to borrow my physical books and other materials.

Yet, other readers may find my book reviews informative. One friend commented that my children’s biography feature gave her ideas for books to buy her grandchildren.

Our Christian resources include children and adult titles and cover theology, apologetics, worldview, Christian living, missions and evangelism, and Bible study helps. I plan to feature these books in future “Newton Library Update” editions.

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