Progress and PrayersHey Otakus!
We're two weeks into the "Clean Media, Clean Mind" challenge. http://christianotakus.deviantart.com/journal/Challenge-1-Clean-Media-Clean-Mind-351812736 How is everyone doing?
Along with member requests, remember to pray for all those taking part in our 30 day challenge
Prayer request from anonymous
One of my dear friends' family member passed recently, and they're having a hard time. They are non believers, and I pray that the Lord touch them and shows himself too them so that they can believe in him and confide in him and help them recover. Thank you.
Prayer Request from kero66
Please pray i get my stolen phone back at school tomorrow
Prayer Request from Libertades
Hello... I've come again with a prayer request... I beg to everyone... please I beg you, to answer my request... I would be... really, really happy... if I could count on you for this... I need to be with God again.
I've been throug
Shout It Out - How are we called?As Christians, I believe we have a higher calling to be light to the world, to be role models. And not so that we can be prideful or judge others, but to glorify God. (Matt 5:16)Shout It Out - How are we called?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are Christians because we have faith in Jesus Christ, but the Bible tells us that faith by itself, faith that is not acted out, is dead. (James 2:17-18)
I know life can get pretty crazy, but we should be encouraging each other to be the absolute best we can be. Other people should want what we've got going on. I've been thinking about this for a bit, so I got a couple points where I feel like us as Christians are falling short and can really step up our game.
And please, I encourage you to comment and give feedback. Where are you personally struggling? What advice do you have for combating some of these issues. Share with the group.
#1 : Intellectually
This may mean simply being a good student at school or studying up on a subject by yourself. We obviously have access to the internet, which gi
Challenge 1: Clean Media, Clean MindWelcome to the first 30 day challenge! This month’s challenge is:Challenge 1: Clean Media, Clean Mind2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Clean Media, Clean Mind
You’ve heard “you are what you eat” and it applies to more than just food. So the challenge is to clean up what sites you visit, videos you watch, and music you listen to. After the month is over, tell us via picture or journal how changing what you consume, has changed how you think, speak, and act. Things to cut out of your media diet: sex, drugs, drinking, swearing, occult, and violence.
These challenges will be harder for some than others, so I’ve included three levels of commitment.
Level 1: baby steps
Cut out media that is blatantly sinful. I’m talking porn, violent movies, songs that swear every other word, etc. If it’s too hard to hold off for 30 days, consider how that itself is a problem. Are you making media an idol? Talk to a trust friend about it or a fellow group member. Also consider listening to a positive radio station:
Prayer RequestsPrayer request from hachibaniPrayer Requests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of weeks ago my mom was detected a strange tumor in her left breast. She's going to have a biopsy in September (yeah, peruvian national health service isn't very good at all). I'm worried about her, I wish it would not be a malignant tumor. If you could pray for her I'd be very grateful. Thank you.
Prayer request from 1LoveDrew
Please pray for a friend of mine whose in desperate need for money. Him and his uncle have been struggling to stay in a house for a long time. They're having a lot of money troubles and now it's about to get worse! My friend only has TWO WEEKS to get over four hundred dollars to help his uncle pay rent. I was talking with him on the phone a few minutes ago and his uncle was cussing at him.
I want his uncle to get a grip and not cuss at my friend like that...... But I want even MORE for them to no longer have money troubles. I care so much about my friend!
He may be moving to his bro's ho
URGENT PrayerURGENT Prayer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This morning a shooting spree occurred at a Connecticut elementary school. Reports are still coming in, but at this point 27 people have been confirmed dead, 18 of which are children. The majority of the children killed were kindergardeners. It's said that the teachers evacuated the children by having them hold onto each other in a line and closing their eyes so they wouldn't see.
This is the second worst mass shooting in the US to date, the first of which occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007
The full story can be see here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-connecticut-school-shooting-20121214,0,4678476.story
Please please PLEASE pray for these children, teachers, and families. This is a horrendous situation and will be all the more difficult for those who have lost loved ones as Christmas approaches in less than two weeks. There will be many unopened gifts under the tree this season
35 PT GIVEAWAY! <33Edit 2: Ending early.35 PT GIVEAWAY! <332 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Forget making a journal, journal is optional :iconmingplz:
Because if more than 200 enter I'll raise the prize to 50.
I can't make up my mind on journal skins :iconlazycryplz:
In celebration of hitting 150 watchers which is more than my main account(why do you people watch me i'm not cool or anything)
and since I haven't had one before on this account, I'm having a 35 giveaway!
How to Enter:
3.) Fav this journal
If you guys want to :iconbigwatchplz: me or :iconllama3dplz: me that's fine too
i really do love llamas just saying
1.) No double accounts
3.) Be nice ^^
Basically, I will use random.org with the number of favs
Whoever I pick wins!
Once again, winner get's 35 points!
Prize will go up if we get more than 200 favs!
Ends on 9/15~
Hope you guys like this idea! I always love hosting giveaways c:
March/April Contest *UPDATE* UPDATE: only one person entered march's contest, so as promised I'm extending it to April 31st. Come on guys, there's over two thousand people in this group, surely we can have more than one entryMarch/April Contest *UPDATE*11 months ago in Personal More Like This
We are doing a "Heroes of Faith" contest! Your hero can be someone from the bible or an inspirational person of faith. This contest's prizes will be provided by Kira-Ani-McGrath. Submit your entries here: http://christianotakus.deviantart.com/gallery/47432530
Contest: Heroes of Faith
Deadline: April 31st
Altabe Studios has started a kick starter for their anime "E-depth Angel" here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mayshing/e-depth-angel-anime
They are also looking for artists to help. More information here: http://altabestudio.com/crew/volunteer/
Prayer request from LovelyLolipoptart
I just wanted a prayer request for my dad, he's on a mission trip to go and teach the Bible in Vietnam, an
Wake Up, America(6/29/2014)Wake Up, America7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can any American--
No, can anyone really say
"God bless America"
without recognizing the irony
in speaking those words
as we live in a nation
that applauds evil
and mistakes lawlessness for freedom?
We live in a nation
where everyone does what is right
in their own eyes,
A nation where we encourage
achieving success at any cost,
where we desire sex
with no boundaries,
where we proclaim spirituality
Welcome to the temple
of our idol named Pleasure,
and like a whore she enters
our hearts through our pockets.
We stuff our faces with that bread
to fill our bellies instead of our souls,
We drink our fill of wine to get drunk
and forget His bloodshed on the cross.
"America, America, God shed His grace on thee"
So we can look spiritual
as we say 'Amen' every Sunday
and then laugh in Jesu
Secret SantaIf you are interested in doing secret santa, send a note to ChristianOtakus with the following information:Secret Santa1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What type you will give/want to receive: (Art, poetry, photography, etc)
Details or helpful links: (example: I want someone to draw my OC found here: [link] )
Secret Santa entries when finished should be submitted to the group Secret Santa folder. http://christianotakus.deviantart.com/gallery/40987836 Please have your secret santa completed by December 25th.
Prayer request from Xarti
Please pray for my Mom who will be under going a risky surgery on Dec. 20.
Prayer request from nlmchaos12
Please pray for me. I have an awful addiction that I just can't break. I'm a Christian and I've been praying to stop, and I've tried to change my habits and distract myself, but I just can't stop. I want an accountability partner, but I have no one that I trust. I hate feeling so helpless a
Challenge 2: Get Healthy, Get HappyWelcome to the second 30 day challenge! This month’s challenge is:Challenge 2: Get Healthy, Get Happy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get Healthy, Get Happy
If you're on a computer, you're most likely in a first world country. You don't have to worry about starving, and you dont have to worry about hard labor that overworks you to exhaustion. In fact, chances are alot of us have the opposite problem. We often exercise too little and eat too often. Now thats its spring, alot of us will want to do this challenge anyway, so here goes!
(Kudos to anyone who starts this challenge and continues to do the previous challenge as well)
These challenges will be harder for some than others, so I’ve included three levels of commitment.
Level 1: baby steps
Cut your junk food and fast food in half. Go for a 5 min walk everyday. Think about what you are putting into your body and if its an addiction.
Level 2: sprint
Cut out all junk food and fast food. Do basic exercises for 10-20 mins a day. Think about how you are treating the body G
Wacom Intuos 4 and Sai: Issues resolved!Well, my issues, anyhow. < w >Wacom Intuos 4 and Sai: Issues resolved!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, some time back in... May, I think it was? I finally invested in a new tablet. After getting a defunct tablet from another company, I took the plunge and got a shiny Intuos 4. My elation and excitement was cut abruptly short when I had discovered that pen pressure wasn't working in Sai. On top of that, issues regarding lines being angular when they shouldn't be and other such similar things were present in other programs I had used. Reinstalling the drivers seemed to do no good, as every time I DID try to do it, Windows would install about three or so other drivers no matter what I tried to disable it.
Well, I'm happy to say that I've finally found a way around that. :'D Thank you random Google search result that taught me the ways of your people! T w T
I am almost absolutely certain that the main issue I've had with the tablet was from Window's Tablet PC Input settings. It was always getting up in my grill, me
[ C O N T E S T ! ]DONATIONS TO THE PRIZES WOULD BE VERY APPRECIATED![ C O N T E S T ! ]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Comment if you would like to contribute! Thank you <3
[8/1/14]: Just adjusted some smaller things. The info is still the same !
[18/3/14]: Added the new deadline date !
Harlo there everyone ! :iconureshiiplz:
So, a little less than a year ago I hosted a Mini Contest, where the participants were to design a Mary-Sue character.
I really, really enjoyed it last time, and since it's a new year and everything I thought "why the heck not" and well, here I am again! xD
It's another design themed contest, only this time around it's an outfit design contest! Yaaay~
The objective is obvious; design one (or maybe two //eyebrow wriggle) new outfit(s) for one of my OCs !
Now, compared to last time the prizes have significantly improved, which basically means
Having HTML coding issues? THIS MIGHT HELP!!BASICALLY:Having HTML coding issues? THIS MIGHT HELP!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Writing your text and code in HTML mode will solve most of your broken code and formatting problems!
-Whether you're formatting a journal, artist description, comment, etc, you can switch from the default Rich Text mode to HTML mode by pressing CTRL + E.
EDIT: A very kind person (Kureiya) has explained to me that CTRL + E will switch you from Rich Text mode editing to HTML mode editing! Apparently HTML mode editing is how dA's old system allowed us to code and format in journals, comments, etc...WHICH WORKED A LOT BETTER AND MADE MORE SENSE IN MY OPINION.
ALSO, IF YOU HAVE TIME, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!! THANKS!! I wasn't aware that a lot of people actually don't know about this function. It's really useful and can help resolve a lot of problems!
I've noticed that dA is very nasty with the HTML coding and formatting in the artist comments after Rich Text editing was added to
Prayer RequestsPrayer request from sim2007Prayer Requests2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am very scared about my grade in Math. I have always struggled in that class, and worked very hard to keep my grade up. The marking period doesn't end until Friday, and I am afraid that my grade will go down drastically by then because of all the tests we have to take this week. No matter how much I try, it seems that I just cannot understand the information I'm learning. Please pray for me to be able to understand what I am learning, and for me to do well in my class. Thank you so much for your prayers! God bless you!
Prayer request from anonymous
My sister needs prayer. My whole family is fed up with her attitude.
This is her first day going to a program called Brain Balance (see http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/). It's a physical therapy that heals people from ADD, anger management, Dyslexia, etc. through work-outs. I've attended Brain Balance before and I have been healed there.
TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTSbest of luck to you this year!TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND STUDENTS11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is an updated account on how things are going years after having left art school, the effects it's had on me, and my personal thoughts on attending. My views here aren't wholly different than the few rants I've had on the subject in the past, but it's one I believe I have to continue talking about to assist others in making the right decisions for themselves and their future path. (I should also mention that this is the viewpoint of an american in America.)
It's become increasingly clear to me over the last year that out of my 25 years on this Earth, there's only one decision I ever truly regret: and that was going to art school. Now, there's a good chance that I may not be saying this had I attended a different school, but there's no way to ever know, so what I'm really saying is "I regret going to the school I chose, not school in general." I feel as though I was let down by my school. I held up my end of the bargain (some $80~$90