Coding and having fun with YouVersion and WordPress

Over the last month or so I have had the privilege to work with the Digerati at LifeChurch.tv on a plugin for WordPress.  It allows WordPress authors to link scripture references to YouVersion, an online Bible, produced by LifeChurch.tv.  You even have the option to have a text bubble appear over your reference with the verses you are referencing.  You can read the official announcement here, http://blog.youversion.com/?p=138.

It’s interesting how the whole project came about.  My old boss who hired me at my current job, contacted me out of the blue a few months ago.  I had been having a rough week, and flippantly asked if he knew of any work at LifeChurch.  He passed on my information and the team found out that I had been spending a portion of my time at Fielder with WordPress development.  They thought I was a good fit for the project and here we are.

This project has been a chance for me to try and mesh two of my passions, serving Christ and programming, into a common goal.  Paul’s words to the Colossians describe it best, Colossians 1:28-29.