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?3 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 Mind3 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 Prayer3 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! 3Edit 2: Ending early.35 PT GIVEAWAY! 33 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*2 years 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, America1 year 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
Premium Content: Sellin and Buyin-Important ReadYa ya I know! Some of you know about it now! Read completely to understand..Premium Content: Sellin and Buyin-Important Read3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now all the premium members can have a small widget like thing in your deviation to directly sell your contents. I know it looks cool to have that cool widget thing displayed in your deviation page. But is it really worth it? Think about it!
Perhaps you've clearly read what it says... 80% revenue shall be transferred to the the seller and rest goes to deviantART! So, why should a seller loose 20% of the revenue if he/she can sell the same content by other means and yet loose nothing? The seller might not loose but then the buyer looses if the seller doesn't.
Let me get into more details with some scenarios and example to make more sense....
Example 1: I want to sell a journal Skin @ 1000pts
Now you may be excited to sell it using the new premium content platform. Right? So, what do you do? You quote 1000pts as
Critical Assessment and Aftermath of Art SchoolCritical Assessment and Aftermath of Art School3 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
How to not get 'trolled'This is basically what passed through my mind when I saw a journal about the same subject in the journal portal lately. I thought it was a joke but sadly not. This is not a guide but a hit-me-in-the-face-common-sense statement.How to not get 'trolled'3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This is based on my *insert how many years the internet has been around for* years experience in different online communities.
Doing nothing 'bad' won't change anything
You will avoid making forum threads when you're new?
You will avoid starting arguments?
You will keep your political agenda and religion to yourself?
What next? How about not uploading anything in case a big meanie troll comes? How about not commenting anywhere in case the big meanie troll sees it?
Whatever you do, wherever you do it, face it-this is the internet. You'll see a few trolls here and there. How about ignoring them or...
THE BLOCK FEATURE-LEARN HOW TO USE IT
Someone's annoying you? D
Orthodox Christian wisdoms"Human heart can't be empty. It's always filled with either fragments of Heaven or Hell."Orthodox Christian wisdoms3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"If injustice actually rule over world, then Sun wouldn't exist. Coz why such expensive lamp must light upon beastiary?"
"We didn't chose when, where or how we will be born, but we have just one choice - to be humans or inhumans."
"Damned are those who are doing evil, yet they believe that God don't look upon them. Or worse - who believe that God actually support them."
"Being virtuous is mark of angels. Being sinful, yet regrettable is mark of humans. Sinning without regret is mark of demons."
"Don't be afraid of loneliness without people. But beware of loneliness without faith."
"Evil wouldn't exist if entire human kind regret at same time."
"Blessed are those who believed in Him, yet they never saw Him."
"Those who believe that everything is caused by accident - they surely refuse to belie