I’ve been blogging for a little over four years now, and has God allowed this platform to help me share what He places in my heart with people all around the world.

I feel so alive and ‘in my purpose’ when I’m writing. I think most of you bloggers out there will agree with me on that. It’s never a burden or a task.

From an associate minister’s perspective, there’s no excuse for any person to sit around waiting on opportunities to ‘hold the microphone’ behind a pulpit to share what God has placed inside them.

Smart devices are televisions, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, bibles, commentaries all rolled up in one. Bloggers have access to people while sitting at home with their televisions on, while they are waiting at the doctor’s office and DMV, while they are waiting at a traffic light, and of course while they sit up in bed at 3am. Blogging is an ideal way to reach those who are engaged to the author’s interest.

But, there is one incredible awesome incremental benefit to blogging…the blogging community. Wow! This community is so supportive. So helpful. So encouraging. So many talented, gifted writers who support one another.

The encouraging words. The unselfish advice of what’s worked for them. The support. And, what’s truly amazing is that I have met so many people who I haven’t actually ‘met. So many people I consider to be friends who are literally more supportive than some people I have known all of my life. Other than my wonderful church…

This virtual community is virtually the most supportive community I’ve been a part of…

I have found not only an extremely supportive Christian blogging community, but bloggers who don’t necessarily share my beliefs treat discussions with such a high level of respect and civility. It gives me hope that people can disagree without insults and dysfunction. This community is almost a church within itself that submits to Yeshua, Christ Jesus as Pastor and Chief Shepherd. People of various denominational beliefs reason together with respect. Of, course sometimes there are those who are insulting or disrespectful, but I would define the overall culture and character of the blogging community as supportive and encouraging.

Without calling any names, I want to give a collective ‘THANK YOU!” to everyone who has commented, shared, nominated me for an award or just read y posts without even reacting.

I love being a part of this community and thank God for each and every one of you. I encourage you to continue sharing the gift God gave you, even on the days you feel no one is reading. He made two promises that I don’t want you to forget…

Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 Proverbs 18:16 (NKJV)

16 A man’s gift makes room for him,
And brings him before great men.

I think the blogging community proves that this scripture is true even ‘virtually’…

Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)

20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”



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  1. Yes to everything! I can’t believe some of the discussions I’ve had dealing with disagreeing views and how both parties do their utmost best to hear one another out and be respectful while making their point clear. I’ve only had an occasional problem, and this is life, no one is perfect. But the outpouring of love and support, above all glory for God and worship is amazing!!! It outweighs any of the negative.

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      1. Oh, definitely do! And I agree, for those who haven’t met/seen the positivity of the online community they may not understand it because they are ignorant of it. But God uses His people at all times, and in all seasons. Why wouldn’t He use this as a way to draw others closer to gather, and receive glory from it? 🙂

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  2. “but bloggers who don’t necessarily share my beliefs treat discussions with such a high level of respect and civility”

    That was a struggle for me. In our work we like to think of ourselves as the last bastion of true doctrine, and we simply don’t mix and mingle much. We would think having a service with Southern Baptists to be far too ecumenical. I kid you not.I wasn’t sure how to handle the sometimes wide variances in beliefs here on WordPress.

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    1. I understand my brother. I’ve struggled with that too.I love hearing differing views so I can hear where people’s heads and hearts are, and pray for wisdom to respond correctly. As much as I’m established in my faith, differing views usually just strengthen my beliefs. There is much that I was raised to believe I have had to reconsider. When people get rude it challenge me to remain in God’s character.

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      1. I was worried early on in blogging that some I serve with might question conversations I have on my blog. Of course the antidote to that is study study, study. If they can only rebuke me based on, “Well that’s just what we believe,” then study can deal with that. I am on track with how we believe, but now I have to admit that it is actually possible that another view could be right, and we just won’t know this side of Heaven. Or course, some hill are worth dying for, and we can never waver there.

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  3. I agree. And the good thing about blogging is that it is understood as the author’s view. A reader therefore has a choice to read it or not, agree with it or not — but since it remains as personal view then it is not crossing any line by sharing.

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  4. Your scriptures are so apt! Blogging is a way to send Jesus’ teachings around the world, pursuing the great commission as never before! New age beliefs say we must grid the world; we’ll we are doing it! What’s amazing – even in this virtual reality the warmth and love of Jesus can be felt from each other.

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  5. Indeed! I’m not into social media, WordPress is the only one I participate with. When I first started I was wonderfully surprised, how many people in places like India, who have a desire for God. He has called me here, to share His love, and inspire hearts in need! Nice meeting you. May your heart be richly blessed, as you share His love! God bless!

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