Kindness as Power

Today is World Kindness Day. I did a post about it on my other blog last year — thinking I’d probably never do one again. But then last week the election happened in my country. Reeling Many of my dearest friends and family members were having a hard time in the wake of the election. That’s no […]

Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede’s Zen Talks on the Precepts

If I had to point to one Web resource that has enriched my life this past year, hands down it would be the podcasts of the Rochester Zen Center. In part this is because last January, to my astonishment, I rejoined the Center after 22 years away. More importantly, however, they are really, really good […]

Listening to Webmasters Past

A reader recently posed the following: “Thank you for your overview of the rolls and skills involved in developing a church web site. Could you explain further this sentence: ‘In particular, care needs to be taken with people who’ve worked hard on the site in the past.’?” First of all, many thanks to you for inspiring […]

Sunshine and Starlight on My Face Again

“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist… most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by the multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many […]

Tips on Preventing Volunteer Burnout

Last week I finally added it up. I’m doing seven different volunteer jobs for my church this year. In case there was any doubt, it’s official: I’m a worker bee. But then again I’ve always liked the number seven, not to mention I very much enjoy all of the different things I do — choir, […]

Assemble Your Web Redesign Team

Having wrapped up initial redesign planning, it’s time to gather your redesign team. For many of you, this will be where the rubber hits the road. Intertwined with creating a team are two key pieces: your budget and your content management system.