The Blog of Darryl Dash

This blog is about how Jesus changes everything. He changes:

Our relationship with God

Our relationship with others

Our vocations - how we live and work in this world

Our ministries

This blog exists to explore some of the ways that Jesus changes everything. It provides resources and articles that will help you think about the ways that Jesus can change every part of your life.

The Lord himself invites you to a conference concerning your immediate and endless happiness, and He would not have done this if He did not mean well toward you. Do not refuse the Lord Jesus who knocks at your door; for He knocks with a hand which was nailed to the tree for such as you are. Since His only and sole object is your good, incline your ear and come to Him. Hearken diligently, and let the good word sink into your soul. (C.H. Spurgeon, All of Grace)

U-Haul Doesn't Get It

I tried to rent a truck from U-Haul online last night. Near the end of the reservation process, they revealed that they would charge a $5 administration fee for making the reservation online. I hate it when businesses think they can add a surcharge to the product for the privilege of doing business with them. Some companies just don't get the Internet.

Blogging Software

I'm dying to find some good blogging software. I tried Movable Type, but Ready Hosting (my host) has disabled some of the Perl scripts it uses. I don't really feel like moving hosts right now.

There are a lot of other options, but they're either too simple (read not customizable) or too complicated. It looks like I'll be updating my blog manually for the time being.

Catalyst Conference

They've just released the program for Catalyst Conference. It looks great. This will be my third year attending. I'm glad Erwin McManus will be speaking. I reading his book, An Unstoppable Force, and it's enough to make me want to hear him firsthand.

If you go to Catalyst, it's worth staying until Sunday to attend Northpoint Community Church. I've never seen anything like their kid's program, called Kidstuf. It's a church you have to see.

But really - I won't attend any more conferences until Catalyst in October. Really!

In other news, I'm trying to install Movable Type on my server. It's harder to set up than other blog software, but it looks almost perfect for what I want. Stay tuned.