As I have said before, it is especially important to be resolved in your convictions on the internet where freedom of speech is greatly abused. More Christian bloggers need to be considering this!

Writing can be significant for both righteousness and evil. Written words place the thoughts and worldview of the author into a domain that allows them to be vastly influencial – very often even beyond the life of the writer in this world. It takes little thought to realize the lasting cultural impacts of people such as John Calvin, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Darwin and Karl Marx.

The internet is an amazing invention. A mysterious machine developed out of mere code, it enables people from different nations, languages, cultures and beliefs to congregate in one very loosely restrained atmosphere of tolerance. It can be both a podium and a pit. It is thus impossible to please both GOD and the world – and we will be confronted with challenge constantly.

Whenever you make a new blog post, great or small, think for a moment about how it may be accessed by the public and what audience might take it to heart. As The Rebelution Forums assert: “As a member of this forum you have committed to pursue excellence in your writing, from the content of your post down to the spelling. Before you hit ‘submit’, ask yourself the question: “Will this post bless or equip my brothers and sisters in Christ?” If the answer is ‘yes’, double-check for spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammatical errors, then post it! If the answer is ‘no’, don’t post. We’re going for quality, not quantity.”

As much of a stretch as it may seem, consider for a moment if CHRIST were to return at this moment. We who are HIS Followers shall be raptured, but everything that we have written will be left behind. Some unbelievers on earth during the brief time afterward before its total destruction may still have a chance to be influenced!

Anything we sincerely accomplish for the will of GOD is not in vain.

Blog With A Purpose!

GOD BLESS,

~Amanda~

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Comments

Monday, April 30, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by MamaMahnken
Thank you for a timely reminder! I always enjoy your thoughtful and insightful entries. I hope and pray that I can raise my girls with the same strength of conviction that you exhibit.
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Monday, April 30, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DarthYxpu
Oh, good! I love The GIMP.

I also know of a few other programs that are designed to make 3D images (for logos and stuff). So if you get “into” graphic design or something just let me know (I use them a lot).

I don’t know. I guess it just washed up on shore.
😀

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by Clarissa
Hey! Thanks for your commendation! That really brightened my day.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DancingFeet
Hey Amanda,
Thanks for nominating me for the Blog with a Purpose Award! Congrats on being nominated yourself.
Love,
Briana
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Thursday, May 3, 2007 – oh you’re welcome…

Posted by Jocelyndixon
Just email when you have time – no rush…

And, Pixie has a name!

Jocelyn
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Thursday, May 3, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DarthYxpu
Ok, great! Jocelyn just forwarded your email to me.

Just to let you know though, I’ve been terribly busy lately. So, it may be a little bit before it’s done.

I’m so behind. My website isn’t going nowhere, I haven’t had time to blog or comment, and I can’t find the time to launch some of these other business ideas of mine.

I’ll put your ad before these, but you must know that it may be a few days. Sorry. 🙁

-Paul
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Friday, May 4, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by TheLordsDaughter
Thank you for awarding me! I am so honored! Your comment was so sweet and encouraging.

That was a great post!

Your Sister in Christ,
Rebekah ~ The Lord’s Daughter
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Saturday, May 5, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DancingFeet
Yes, it is very tiring on the hands!! In fact, I had to cut some of the repeats out of it to make it shorter, since I was playing so many other songs. lol
How long have you been playing? Do you take lessons or did you teach yourself?
Love,
Briana
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 – Hello

Posted by Jocelyndixon
Lucy has a full name now…

Thank you for your birthday wish! Very sweet of you! I think I missed yours… but did wish you a belated b-day. 😉

I’ll have to check Rachel’s blog… and wish her a happy b-day too!

Love,
Jocelyn
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 – Hello Amanda!

Posted by queenbee
Hey Amanda you can put the pictures of the A Day game on my blog now.

GOD bless my sister Amanda!

~!*Abigail*!~
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 – Indeed….

Posted by Mariel
….I did write that story–it is my finest piece of work ever, to be honest. But you would not believe how short that second half was before I modified it! You see, the story was originally for a Writer’s Club, consisting of two other families, that my sister and I were a part of. And, I had to finish that second half in one day because I (lazy as I had been) had not done it earlier! So, as you can guess, it sounded slightly rushed. You know, there was actually another part to the second half of the story–a new family intertwined with the story–but Mommy said that it would be better to focus on Ana, Sven, Nora, Laurel and (partially) little Elin. Oh, one fun little fact, I chose the name “Nora” because it sort of sounds like “Norway”. But, “Sven”, “Elin”, and “Gunnar” (the name if Elin was a boy) were all Norweigan names that I looked up. Oh, but I was looking for the name “Elin” specifically.

No, I did NOT know that you had an Aunt Laurel! How fun! It IS such a pretty name isn’t it? (You can tell her that if you want to.)

Goodbye!

“May God Bless You and Keep You!”

In Christ,

Mariel

P.S. That entry was very thought-provoking and well-thought-out!
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Monday, May 14, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
That part of the story might have been cute, but the next chapter was not. I decided not to post it when the queen was thrown out the window, and the king shot the guard…

I need to write a better entry then that one, I don’t consider that an entry. =D

I told mom what you said about the girlhood, she liked that. 🙂

Would you like to do a banner exchange? I have a banner for my blog, and I could put one of your on my blog.

Eric

Edited by BlogBoy on Monday, May 14, 2007 at 9:11 PM
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 – hi

Posted by figureskatefreak
i like ur blog
it looks neat