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An Invitation To Build Community

One of the greatest things about the past couple of years of blogging is the community that has been built here. It isn’t a large community, yet it grows constantly. I appreciate it, as I have “met” so many of you and built friendships which I believe would be there in any time of need I had.

As I mentioned Monday, the next few months will be one of transition. I want to move what I do to a self-hosted site. Here’s the kicker, though. I hope you will join me. I hope those of you that have spent your time coming here over the past couple of years will simply shift with me.

I hope that others will join us as this community grows and expands. I think it will be exciting. But it’s not just for my ego that I hope that you good folks will continue to read my random thoughts that I have daily. Here is why I want to invite all of you to continue to help me build a community here.

One reason is accountability. Knowing who will be here shapes what I write. Not that I won’t be honest, but you help me keep from going on some tangents that I am capable of.

Another is encouragement. You don’t know what you comments do for me. The encourage me and help me to write sometimes when I don’t really want to. I hope that I encourage you too. It can’t be a one-way street.

The final reason is stimulation. I hope that we stimulate each other to love and to good works. This doesn’t always come naturally to me. I need the motivation you provide. I hope I can do the same for you.

Thank you for coming back, day after day, to read my musings. You are awesome.

Is community important to you?

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  1. July 3, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I am a people person so I reckon it would be correct to say “Yes community is important to me.” Even as I say that though I also know I can’t derive my self-worth from what others think of me. I know who I am in Christ. I look forward to being involved in your community for as long as you keep writing.

  2. July 3, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I hope the transition goes smoothly, Larry!

  3. July 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Community is crucial! I don’t think Christians get just how much we need each other.

  4. July 3, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Community is key!

    • July 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Notice that nothing happens in the bible without some sort of community.

  5. July 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Since I blog read to gleam and get encouragement I will stop by often.

  6. rickd3352013
    July 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Community is crucial; not just because I like people (I don’t always, but that is another story) but also because I need to be connected to the body as well as having the accountability you wrote of. I cannot do what God calls us to do without Him, and I enjoy – as others do – what you write and how you express yourself.

    • July 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      I like that, Rick, how you said you can’t do what you’re supposed to without community. True dat!!!

  7. philsname32
    July 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Community is definitely important to me. It has definitely become more so in the last few years as I’ve seen struggles and people that I know God placed there to help me through them. Good stuff Larry, I look forward to what’s to come.

    • July 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      The older I get, the more important it is and the more I have to fight for it.

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