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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Wondering

I’ve mentioned before that were it not for my friend Pecheur I wouldn’t haven’t paid any attention to blogs. He had told me about his while he was in school and it seemed like a good way for me to keep up with him. I took a look at it from time to time and made a few silly comments. One day I stumbled across the link in the name that revealed the users profile and began to read some of their blogs. I hadn’t intended to comment but was quickly drawn to people like Matt, Hugo and Adam. After making a few comments on their sites I began to feel guilty, yes guilty. I could dive in on them and drop a bomb then disappear without a trace. Was that fair? Certainly not! The only fair thing for me to do was to leave them a place where they could drop off bits of their mind for me to clean up. To insure they knew how I felt about each of them I named the place, “just so you’ll know” with “I love you” implied.

I began to offer my thoughts for their critique and being the gentle loving people they are they inadvertently encouraged me to write more. The next thing you know I’m reading a host of blogs maintained by even more wonderful children of God and writing on here regularly. So I’m thinking, how can I use this in His service? I’ve considered that often and until today I had settled that this was a great place to hammer out differences and provide encouragement and prayer support. Pecheur recently posted on the evolution of a blog and said he was “wondering if there is a way to abundant seed sow from a blog”. That triggered my considerations again and I decided it would be best to ask all of you.

What ideas do you have about how to best use this tool in His service? I would appreciate even the wildest suggestions. You never know!

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15 Comments:

Blogger pecheur said...

I am always grateful to you for your insights.

I am still thinking. I have a couple of ideas, but I am not ready to share them yet.

12/03/2005 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

Hi KC! I went back and found a post I did on November 3rd. It's titled, "The Lost One".

I have my blog and share my faith in hopes that someone stumbles upon it and finds there way home to God through Jesus.

I also have mine because the bible says you must share the good news. So this is my attempt to do so. Plus, I've met some great people (BIG SMILE) that are praying for me and my husband while sharing their faith and together we are all growing.

You are already servicing Him. We are growing closer to Him each and every day while reaching others and being the brothers and sisters that He told us to be!

God Bless!

12/03/2005 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Great question.

I think that the best we can do, short of bribing non-believers to read our blogs, is to be honest and up front about who we are and keep a Gospel attitude in our writings (I don't always succeed at that one).

Periodically, we can just plain state the Gospel.

12/03/2005 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Seeker said...

The best way to use blogging as a tool for ministry is blogging the same way we live our lives; being "real" people with real, everyday lives: redeemed souls in a fallen and difficult world, pointing to the Only Hope. Here's a quote from one of my first posts:
"The Bible has lots of promises, and while it doesn't exactly say, "the first hundred years are the hardest", it does talk about difficulties and trials in this life. You could even say it promises them. But the neat thing is that it shows us the reasons for them, and how to live through them. I'm just a seeker. But I'm a seeker who's found some good promises from God. I'll share my findings with you, from time to time."

12/04/2005 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger Hugo said...

Hey kc - thanks for the mention, even if I haven't been so intruiging the last few months :-)

I agree with seeker that regular posting about our own thoughts and lives can become a way of evangelizing through this electronic media. Not everyone wants high & polished theology - some want to see the inner struggles & thoughts of ordinary next-door Christians - I think blogging can provide that kind of support, especially to introverts like me who would rather read and respond then talk in person much of the time.

Blessings & Peace,
Hugo

12/04/2005 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger forgiven said...

Great Piece KC

Blogging Keeps me on my toes with the Lord word.
Thank you Kc

12/04/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger forgiven said...

Thank For The link

12/04/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Pech looking forward to your thoughts.

J your site is such an inspiration to me and your devotion condemns me. Thank you. ;-)

Joe I'd go with the bribe if it really worked! You've inspired me to find a means of praise here. I can't tell you what a blessing your Sunday Praise is. I've got some thoughts on honesty too and I hope to post on that soon. They tie in with the attitude aspect. I really like the idea of having a post or link available for evangelism. Have you seen the link Pia has? I want to check it out more closely but so far I really like it. Thanks Joe.

Seeker I can see how that is encouraging. I think that ties in well with Joe's thoughts on being up front. Thanks for your thoughts.

Hugo, what can I say. I love you. It seems that everyone commenting so far finds more in reading about the lives of others as opposed to the thoughts of others. I'm going to take that to heart. It's so good to see your comments here again. ;-)

Forgiven thanks and please know it's an honor to be able to link to you. ;-)

12/04/2005 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger nathaniel adam king said...

I need some coffee and then I'll get back with you. But I'm thinking along the lines of mass media.

12/04/2005 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

i have non believers who read my blog. since i talk about God and my personal experiences with Him, i hope to reach out to them. it's not really a lecture approach but something they can relate to, something an ordinary human experiences in life.

12/05/2005 12:47:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Pia you are a wonderful example. You know we're praying for you and Jec.

12/05/2005 05:04:00 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Even though my blog is not specifically based on God and christianity, I do try to spread the Word through my experiences to my readers by constantly refering to God's provision and Grace, in the hope it will reach some of them and lead them to Him:-)

God's Grace.

12/05/2005 05:28:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Adam I'm anxious to hear what that thinker of yours comes up with. ;-)

Corry, sweetheart I think your site does a better job than mine. ;-)

12/05/2005 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Kc, I think my mind is still messed up from the accident because my thoughts are pretty wild....but you said you wanted even the wildest ideas, right???

Anyways, a lot of people browse by interests. If you want a lot of unsaved readers so that you can reach out to them with the Gospel, put crazy stuff in your interests, like porn and sex and alcohol and partying.....

Yeah, but then you may lose your regular Christian readers, so I don't know.... Just a crazy thought! =) Don't take me too seriously!

12/05/2005 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Kristi I think I would have to be "told" in a literal voice to do that but I really appreciate those who are willing to think outside the box. Please take care of yourself. ;-)

12/05/2005 12:55:00 PM  

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