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About Me: 

I live in San Jose, California, and attend San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I work as the IT Director of Pivot Interiors, a Herman Miller office furniture company.

I grew up in the Air Force, where my dad was a chaplain, so I lived in several places during my childhood, including Michigan, Alaska, Washington, Texas, Florida and Arizona. I went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I met my husband Randy. 

We have lived in San Jose for over 30 years now. I have 3 adult children and two grandchildren who are, of course, the cutest things ever. 

Interests: 

I am a self-confessed nerd, and not just in technology. I love many kinds of techie things, especially databases, but I am also a bookworm and have been a bit nerdy about that since I was a kid. Currently I'm in 3 book clubs, 2 of which I started.

In addition to reading, I'm starting to explore writing -- I have started several blogs, one to chronicle the books I'm reading, another to recount some memories and one just for musing.

Another hobby, which my husband and I enjoy together, is traveling, whether it's day trips or longer vacations. There are many great places to go quite near to us -- San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite, the redwoods, Tahoe, the wine country, the list goes on. We enjoy longer road trips, too, and have visited several national parks around the U.S. and hope to see more.

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Hashtag...Huh? During the Sermon???

One name for "#" is “hashtag” and it’s become rather significant in the social networking world. Do you think it could be useful in church, too?

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Because

Have you noticed the “shorthand” way people are using the word “because” now? Somehow, for me, it just works. I don’t know where it started but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was on Twitter. Here are several examples from Twitter: I'm just really excited for February 15th because chocolate.. -- Becca D, @becky_boo32 And I think all children should be required to wear footie pj's because adorable -- Kat Lee, @inspired2action just had a mental breakdown because physics -- Rachel Miller, @rachieemiller My law professor is making us watch movies about football. Because the South. -- corso, @...
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Are You Mobile?

Wherever you look, people are peering, or talking, or singing along, or listening as they walk, ride, fly — whatever. What about you and your church? Are you going mobile?

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Tablets in Church?

Looking back on technology in 2013, tablets were a pretty important item. Are you or those you know using tablets at work? At home? How about at church?

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What Do You Think?

As the new year starts, it is also the start (well, restart) of my stint as a guide for the Church & Web Network. What would you like to talk about? I don’t have nearly all the answers, but I can definitely pose questions, find some information or sources of information, and solicit discussion. See the list of topics in the blog - pick from there or come up with your own! Let's talk.

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God, He's Huge!

Why does it feel like a good thing to be reminded how big God is and how small I am? Well, I’ll tell you why it feels like a blessing to me, and I’d love to hear why it does — or doesn’t — to you.

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The Trials, Tribulations, and Travails of New Projection at San Jose CRC

This is the story of the trials, tribulations, and travails we experienced at my church as we went through the process of upgrading our projection technology. Have you gone through similar trials and travails as you move into new solutions and technologies?

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Hello, again!

This is Mavis Moon, signing in again as the guide for the Church & Web Network. I look forward to connecting with you on anything related to technology and your church. What questions do you have? What topics would you like us to discuss?

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Something From Nothing

I have to admit, sometimes I look around at our small congregation and see only the gaps in the pews instead of the blessed people sitting between those gaps. Have you ever thought of the hours you spent preparing for worship and wondered, “Why did I bother?”

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Sacred Space at Home

I like the liturgical calendar. I think the idea of a year-round pattern for worship used by believers throughout the world is cool. And, just to be more childlike about it, I like the colors. For years now I’ve had this thought that I’d like to create a space in my home for worship and prayer. I’d like to use those liturgical colors to remind myself of what season...

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