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Migration to WordPress

I have written 400 blog posts over the past 5 years using Google’s Blogger/Blogspot.  I have had no complaints about the cost (free) or support (none needed).  Blogger is easy to use and has all of the features I have needed.  Also easy to maintain, since Google handles all of the backups and administration.  I have not had to do anything other than write and publish.  All in all, I have been content with Blogger. And yet I have migrated “A Clay Jar” to the self hosted version of WordPress.  The self hosted version of WordPress is more expensive, requires …

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 This blog started in November of 2010 with just an occasional entry.  But blogging about my life was pretty boring; how many times can one talk about the day’s run, weeds pulled out of the yard or the number of lines of code written.  If I was in the public eye that kind of stuff might be more interesting, but few people care about how an average Joe spends his day.  The first 10 months of A Clay Jar consisted of 15 posts, mostly centered around my journey with cancer (which was a little exciting), but also including holidays, running, …

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Treasure in a Clay Jar – 2 Corinthians 4:5-11

2 Corinthians 4:5-11 provides the basis for the title of this blog. I am a simple clay jar, nothing special or extra-ordinary about me. Yet God has put within that clay jar a treasure. That treasure is “the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ”.