New Look & New Features for DFD!

Something new has been brewing behind the scenes for several months now. I decided last year that the DFD brand and website was looking so . . . well, last year. So I started working to redesign the logo, revamp my purpose in blogging, and revitalize some of the website’s features.

In between deputation and grad school, it took me a while. But I’m super excited to finally announce THE BIG REVEAL!!!

Cue drum roll, please . . . .

Introducing a bold new look for!

My first priority was shifting the focus of the DFD brand to something that would encapsulate my broader purpose in both my writing and my art. While the DFD blog will definitely remain a key feature of my website, I have also been wanting to share some of my Scripture lettering, desktop and phone wallpapers, and other design pieces.

The one thing that encompasses all of those works is my passion for sharing God’s truth in a way that makes others consider it carefully, carry it out faithfully, and cherish it more intimately.

Therefore, the new DFD brand is focused more specifically upon thinking biblically in the everyday — in every area of life, big or small, life-changing or mundane, external or internal, sacred or secular. I seek to accomplish this by sharing:

  • spiritual meditations which speak biblically about some specific aspect of everyday life;
  • book reviews and other recommended resources to help increase your knowledge of truth;
  • snapshots of everyday life, including my journey with illness, church-planting, and marriage;
  • artistic portrayals of spiritual truth through the mediums of ink or watercolor; and
  • encouraging testimonies of God’s goodness, faithfulness, mercy, and love.

This site is more than just a random home of words and art: everything I share is for the purpose of encouraging a closer walk with God, a more intimate knowledge of Him, and a more passionate relationship with Him. I want to exhort you with sound doctrine; edify you with the glorious truth of who God is and what He has done for us; and encourage you to “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12). | Thinking Biblically in the Everyday

Exciting New Features

The first thing you’ll notice on is the bold new design! [Note: if you’re reading this in an email or feed reader, click here to check out the new site.]

I love the crispness of black, white, and yellow — like a field of fresh dandelions on a beautiful spring morning. I also put some time into revamping the logo so it reflects my experience, creativity, and approachability.

The second thing you should notice is the brand new features! Specifically, take a look at that menu at the top of your screen. Here’s where you’ll find:

  • Why DFD?— the reason behind the name, and my purpose in blogging
  • Author — a little background info about me, and some links to start with if you’re new to the site
  • Blog — the most recent posts (also the Home page)
  • Gospel — a simple explanation of the greatest news ever!
  • Ministry — the home of A Steadfast Faith, our church-planting missions endeavor
  • Shop — the brand new spot to grab any of my books, study guides, or artwork!
  • Contact — the place to get in touch with me about anything

Also, I want to give props to my sponsors (listed in the blog sidebar): Bible Gateway, Faithful Bloggers, Amazon (affiliate link). Check them out when you have a moment!

Fresh New Opportunities

A new design and new features means new opportunites for YOU!

Shop. I’m so excited to finally be opening a shop!! I haven’t had a chance to list any art pieces yet, but hopefully I’ll get some of those up in the next few weeks! For now, find my previously published books and a few freebies.

Review. Also, if you’ve read one of my books, would you mind leaving some quick feedback on its product page? Just click on the item you’d like to review, and scroll down to select the “Reviews” tab to share your thoughts with other customers!

Subscribe. Don’t miss the chance to stay up-to-date on blog posts AND shop items! If you’ve already subscribed to received new posts by email, then you’re automatically on the list to get notified of new shop items. If you’re not on the list, click this link to sign up, and be sure to select both blog and shop update options (you can always unsubscribe later, if you want).

What do you love (or not love) about the new website?

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8 thoughts on “New Look & New Features for DFD!

  1. Congratulations on your new look! I liked the old one and I like this new one. It is still easy to navigate and has the pretty pictures of the cheery dandelions to greet us. I look forward to visiting again! 🙂

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Great to hear from you again – hope you’re doing well!!

  2. So exciting Elizabeth!! It all looks wonderful! Easy to find what we’re looking for and so much great encouragement. I may need to chat with you on how you’re setting up your shop…I wanted to add something similar to my blog. Congrats on all the wonderful updates! 🙂

    1. Thanks, friend! 🙂 Feel free to message me anytime about blog ideas. I’d be happy to help if I can!

  3. It looks wonderful, Elizabeth!! Congratulations!

    1. Thank you, friend! 🙂

  4. Love it and love you.

    1. Thanks! Love you too!

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