Renovations and a name change


Photo credit: Janet Sketchley

This blog started in March, 2008, as God With Us: Finding Joy, sharing weekly devotionals. It grew to include posts on Christian living and reviews of Christian fiction.

But I found myself reading more speculative fiction, which didn’t seem to match my review-readers’ interests. So I started a second blog, speculative, sporadic… and slightly odd, to indulge my inner odd.

There was enough overlap between the blogs that I’ve decided to merge them. There are Christians who enjoy speculative fiction. If that’s not you, I hope you’ll still find some posts here to enjoy… and consider coming back (or subscribe to future posts).

So… newly-merged blogs, new template with customized menu (WordPress tutorials rock)… a new title seems appropriate.

Welcome to Tenacity: thoughts on faith and fiction.

Why tenacity? Well, it’s a short name, but it says a lot. Patience, perseverance, in it for the long haul. Tensile strength, even. Those are all things we need. Things I need and will probably keep talking about.

The background image I’ve chosen only shows the edges, but the complete photo is of a small wild rose growing in a cleft in a granite boulder. Tenacity.

Wild Rose in Granite
Photo credit: Janet Sketchley

If you have this blog bookmarked or you subscribe in a feed reader, thank you and don’t worry about making a change. The link address isn’t changing ( If you get posts via email, thank you and you still don’t have to make any changes, just please don’t delete “Tenacity” or mark it as spam. It’ll still be me, just under a new blog title. Either way, consider stopping by the site to see the new layout. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. (Thanks, WordPress crew!)

14 thoughts on “Renovations and a name change

  1. Koala Bear Writer

    Good luck!!! 🙂 I like the new name and tagline. Love the picture too, but is it possible to keep it from scrolling with the page? That way when you scroll down on the blog, it’s not moving (and distracting) and you don’t lose it at the bottom of the page. (See mine – picture is stationary, but that’s Blogger…). Anyways, minor details. Nice work! 🙂

    1. Janet Sketchley

      Thanks, Jayne. I’m so pleased to have learned how to do custom menus… now, have I been having fun or wasting time I should have spent writing, there’s the question.

    1. Janet Sketchley

      Thanks, Ginny! I have my interview with you on this site, and my review of Zinovy’s Journey on the blog I’m discontinuing. I’ll be re-posting that review here before I take it down on the other site, but it won’t be for a while.


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