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New Changes!!!

I want to announce some changes here. I will be opening up posting here on boxofalabaster while I continue to post up my own challenges. My intention is to see boxofalabaster become something remarkably different. Most of you are a member of 2ormore and are familiar with all of the hard work that heyurs and her many volunteers put into making that community one of a kind. I'm looking for boxofalabaster to have a completely different niche in the spiritual needs of this community. So first of all I wish to ask you to listen to this song, which is where I got the name for the community.



Part of the lyrics read:
Until at last, she knelt before his feet
And though she spoke no words
Everything she said was heard
As she poured her love for the Master
From her box of alabaster


Going from these lyrics, I wish to make clear my intentions for this community. I wish to see this community become one of service, worship, praise and fellowship. I want to see it become a community full of individuals wishing to give praise to God with their own talents, interacting, uplifting, encouraging one another. If say, you enjoy Christian music, I would love to see you share certain youtube songs that God used to touch your heart. If you've been reading Christian news and ran across a story you feel everyone should read and pray about, I encourage you to share it. If you like pinterest and find something that would strengthen and encourage your fellow brothers & sisters in Christ, I encourage you to share it. I encourage you to share your testimony, your praises of what God is doing in your lives each day. If you were reading your Bible and something touched your heart, I encourage you to share it with the group. If you're struggling and need prayers, I want to encourage you in your own words to post about it and this way we can pray for you in every way you need. If you make Christian graphics, I encourage you to post them here, share your talents. If you like Christian wallpapers, or Christian poetry/movies/art... etc. Share it!

I no longer wish for this to be my community, but OUR community. I wish for it to be a family endeavor. I wish to see each individual interacting and pouring out their love for the Master from their own box of alabaster. Whatever you give of yourself here, whatever you share of your talents, is not for us, but for God Himself. I simply wish to see it in a community setting where we can share with one another, so that iron can sharpen iron. We can make each other stronger in faith, help one another to grow spiritually, we can encourage each other in times of struggle, we can function as God intended and share in one another's burdens.

Some of you may prefer to remain lurkers, but for those of you who really wish to have a community of brothers/sisters coming together and uplifting one another, supporting each other, serving one another in prayer, giving spiritually sound advice... then boxofalabaster is definitely the right place.

I no longer am satisfied to be silent. I am no longer satisfied to sit back silently and read. I want to interact. I want to strengthen and grow in my walk with Christ. I want to shout to the world what magnificent works God is doing in my life. I want to build strong relationships with my brothers and sisters in Christ, if this is you, please stay and get involved in whatever way you feel led to do so.

Remember this is a Christian community. It is not a community for debate. It is not a community for criticism or "holy" condemnation. I hold the same rules for this community as I do for my kids "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all".

We will continue to have challenges, bible studies, so on and so forth as that is really what I wish to share from my point of view. Each of you are welcomed to share what God has placed in your own heart, so long as you understand the premise of the community and respect the members here in.

Welcome to the new boxofalabaster!!! Grab your cup of coffee, your Bible and settle in. Consider this your home and each of us your family!!!

Comments

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keepcalmandcurl
Nov. 10th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
I look forward to becoming more active in the community :) I definitely need to stop being a lurker and be less silent with my faith.
thineolord
Nov. 10th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
I look forward to becoming more active and participating in the community. I write Christian Poetry and may share a poem occasionally.
aery
Nov. 11th, 2014 05:34 am (UTC)
This is exciting! You've been doing such a beautiful job already Jamie and I'm really looking forward to what this community can become. I'll be asking the Lord to reveal to me the gifts that I could bring to the community. I like your idea about sharing Christian music. I have always loved music and ever since I became a Christian I've been trying to find more music that glorifies God. Perhaps I could share my finds :)
soulfully
Nov. 11th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I look forward to seeing what this community does!
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