On Vacation

I am taking a break/vacation/unplugging from blogging for this week to spend time with my girlfriend and her family while they are here in Arizona. Please say a prayer that we all have fun together and also get some much needed rest. We spent the first two days of vacation in the pool…it was glorious.

Phoenix is having some serious heat this week too. It’s been as hot as 117 degrees so far. I don’t think we will get that hot again this week, but it’s still going to be a bit “warm.” Last night we had a dust storm (“Haboob”) come rolling in late. It looks the Monsoons are heading our way soon.

While I am gone this week, please share my blog with your family and friends!! Including this post, there are 215 posts on here. Check out my archives from last year at this time. Starting next week, I have some exciting ideas for posts.

One more thing…please say a prayer that I find a new job. I no longer work at the Catholic parish here in Scottsdale. It’s very stressful and I need to find something that will benefit my career, not just a job to fill up time. Thank you.

If you have suggestions or topics you would like me to write on in the future, please leave those suggestions in the combox below.

See you next week!

On Vacation

TomPerna.org Gets A New Look, Part 2

After speaking with someone who knows me very well (Tara), I decided to change my theme again to Twenty Eleven for the simple fact that I now have a header picture. She reminded me that I am a Papist. I should have a picture that shouts Papacy on my blog. My blog header on the front page is now St. Peter’s Basilica and Square at night. It’s a very cool panoramic picture…and no, I did not take it.

You will notice my name is now bigger and my secondary title which is below my name has changed to The Education and Engagement of the Catholic Faithful in the New Evangelization by the JP2 Generation.

I added some pictures in the menu sections as well as completely redesigned my “Book Tom to Speak” page. Listed are the talks I can speak on currently. In the days ahead, I will give a small explanation of each of the talks. I also hope to add some more Book Reviews in that section.

I have capitalized Pages, Links, and Titles so that they STAND OUT MORE on the blog. The Font is also bigger than before which will be easier to read.

I changed the US Bishop’s Standing Against the HHS Mandate image to this upcoming summer’s – Fortnight for Freedom. If you click on that link, you will be taken to a page explaining the Fortnight for Freedom.

The colors are similar from the first change a couple of weeks ago with some slight variations. I have chosen white, a burgundy/red for the main title, light blue for the links, a grayish/blue background, and black lettering for titles and paragraphs.

Hope you enjoy the changes I have made. Please share the blog with your family and friends.

TomPerna.Org Gets a New Look

Well after nearly 16 months with the same blog theme, I chose to change my blog theme today and go with something completely different than before.

You will notice my name is now bigger and my secondary title which is above my name has changed to JP2 Generation & The New Evangelization. Honestly, this is a work in progress, but I do know it will still have the New Evangelization theme to it. Once I finish George Weigel’s – Evangelical Catholicism, I might have a better idea. I have increased the size of my picture to fit the space better as well.

I have capitalized Pages, Links, and Titles so that they STAND OUT MORE on the blog. The Font is also bigger than before which will be easier to read.

I changed the US Bishop’s Standing Against the HHS Mandate image to this upcoming summer’s – Fortnight for Freedom. If you click on that link, you will be taken to a page explaining the Fortnight for Freedom.

The colors are completely different. I have chosen white, a burgundy for the main title, light blue for the links, a gray background, and light black lettering.

I am going to add some more widgets on the right side soon as well as hopefully get my 2 radio interviews with Immaculate Heart Radio on the blog.

If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Just write them in the comment box below.

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