How To Set Up A Quick, Easy, Professional Website in Minutes

I started a new local company and we were able to set up our website in about an hour and 20 minutes. It took about an hour to come online after we bought our domain. Then we set it up. Here are the easy steps:

  1. Buy a domain name, you will need a host site, I love Bluehost. (Disclosure: Bluehost does give me a referral fee if you use my link.) I think it is one of the best host companies and it is very simple to use. (You can go there to see if your domain name is available). They usually have you pay yearly but you can also pay for two years and get a discount.
  2. After you sign up you will click on your Hosting tab at the top of the page.
  3. Look down until you see the heading that says: Website. You will want to click on Install WordPress. This will give you an easy blog like website. You can use this format and still choose a very professional website but it will be very easy to run.
  4. Click on Get Started. Select your domain. If it is not available yet, you may need to wait an hour or two for Bluehost to activate the domain name that you purchased.
  5. Choose your domain name. Click Next. Fill in your settings. Site Name or title, Admin username,  Admin Email, Admin password. You will want to write these down but you can always reset them if you happen to forget them. Check all the boxes and Install. Allow it a few minutes to install.
  6. Log in by going to www.(Your Domain Name Here)/wp-admin
  7. Choose Appearance
  8. Choose Themes
  9. You can preview and activate different themes until you find the theme that you want for you blog.
  10. Enjoy Your New Website!

Now is the Time for the Authentic

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. John 4:23-24

True Worshippers will worship in Spirit and in truth.
This generation is seeking authentic worship – lives laid down for God and to love others. They are also seeking the Holy Spirit- the authentic Spirit of God.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
We have come into a time where we are discerning what is fake and seeking the authentic. It flows over into all areas of our lives. Instead of margarine, we use butter. Instead of buying things made in China, we buy local. We are also seeking the true God.
Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
If pure or true religion is to visit the fatherless and widows then impure or fake religion is performance. It seeks to please man over God. You will miss out on some of life’s greatest events if you are trying to please man.
There is also a religious spirit that is not from God but is a need to earn God’s love. It always says, you have to do more, pray more, read your Bible more. You can never do enough to satisfy this voice from the enemy. God’s grace is sufficient to satisfy the opposite of this.
True religion says I will love others and help them. False religion says I will appear to be religious to look good for others. The religious spirit is being discerned and it is on it’s way out of the church. Amen! Everyone to some degree may struggle with a false religious spirit given by the enemy.
If you feel this attack of the enemy could be bothering you, pray with me: I pray God would heal the religious spirit of performance in my life and His grace would overflow in these areas. I pray He would fill me with His Holy Spirit.
About the author: Lori Granniss is a freelance math curriculum writer and the author of Now is the Time to Walk in the Spirit.

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