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May Highlights & Reflections

I thought it might be fun to go back through the past month and reflect on different highlights and things that I wrote about.

I wrote 23 posts for May. Worked on picking two colors for the blog to use in feature images. Three colors just did not really work out.

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5 Highest Viewed Posts & Reflections 

Not surprisingly, the Community Prayer Request rated the highest for May. If you would like to join the community for prayer you can see our current requests: Community Prayer Request | June ’19

The next highest was the Blogger Recognition Award. In May, I decided to try to go through awards again. I spent about 4 days going through all of my comments…there were A LOT. And I jotted down whenever I saw awards given. I originally had a doc with all nominations written down, but I accidentally deleted it, thus…I had to start over.

My next highest rated post, was I’m A Christian But I Don’t Always Talk About Christ . This was an interesting post to write. It lingered from what started my gossip posts. I was struggling originally with a proclaimed “Christian” singer. How do we talk about it? Do we list names? How do we bring awareness about these issues? Mainly being, someone proclaiming to be a Christian or accepts the Christian title, yet, not focusing on Christ.

And I saw through God’s guidance that this is an issue not only people in the media like singers or actors struggle with, but bloggers do, too. I know when I started my second blog I thought I could have Christ stuff on this blog and my personal stuff on the other blog.

No.

See, even if I do not have topics aimed specifically at Christians on my second blog, I still want to share the Lord in some form. He’s supposed to be number one, so shouldn’t the Savior who ranks priority in my life have an appearance in everything? And if He doesn’t…is that not a problem?

This post opens up about how we hide behind Christ, but we do not always embrace and proclaim Him like we should. How the world may say, “You can be a Christian and not talk about Christ 24/7” but what scripture says is we are to be Christlike, and God had shown me, that Christ never once put His focus on Himself. That’s powerful, and that says something. That’s something I want to aim for, thus, this post was created.

The community post – Quotes From You | April ’19 did really well. The community posts, be it, Quotes From You, Community Spotlight, 5 Christian Bloggers series, and Community Prayer, for the most part, tend to do well. I’m glad I have the community I do.

The fifth highest viewed post was when I opened up about how I Thought I Blapshemed Against The Holy Spirit. When I struggled so much with this problem, I was secretly ashamed, I think, to open up to others about it. But that’s what the enemy wants. I was really grateful I got to share my story and then in the other post, share what a person can do to fight against these thoughts, and the truth of these thoughts. Thus I titled it the medicine we don’t talk about.

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Least Viewed Post, Biggest Impact

I was inspired to write Bible stories in a way that kids might enjoy better. Who knows, maybe the adults would like them, too. 

My least viewed post was When You’re Afraid, Gideon’s Story | Bible Poetry For Kids.

I share this not to complain, but to share how grateful I am. This is why I encourage people to look at their stats differently! In May, I had under 20 views for this post, and I share this number for those who know they would struggle with less than 20. But here’s the thing, almost every single person who viewed the post LIKED it! Do you know how encouraging that is? God redirected my focus on what matters with low numbers. That’s why I encourage you to change your way of thinking! 

Even now, that post is one of my highest percentages of views to likes. The support I got in the comments of the post, I greatly appreciated. He used all of you to speak to me, thank you.

When we write for the Lord, we have to be okay that it is not about the numbers. That we are aiming for a single individual who needs the post. Someone commented that they were going to use the poem to share with the kids at Wednesday night church.

We are writing so God can make an impact and guide others!

Should I Continue Dream Posts?

This was a question more to myself, and I will continue to write them and share. They’re not for everyone, but I take so much from them, and I think others do, too. The latest one in May I had to break into two parts. The dream had many parts, and it dealt with the end of time. The first post was the dream itself, and then the second went over symbols and connections to scripture. It was one of the most powerful dreams I’ve ever had.

Thank you to anyone who viewed either post ❤ I hope it spoke to you.

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Impact

Last month, I shared a collab with a sister in Christ. Impacting One Person So They Can Impact Many and this lesson God continues to teach me as you have probably seen. God put on my heart to be aware of all of the different countries that view my blog. I might have someone in a country that is not safe to be Christian. How can I encourage that person? How can I share the truth of scripture if the viewer does not believe, and it’s dangerous to believe, yet, they wonder?

It’s something I think about now. I work towards praying more for my readers because of this, and I encourage you, bloggers, to do the same. 

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Commenters Of The Month

These three commenters commented on ten or more of my posts and I just want to personally say thank you so much for your engagement! I know it is is not always easy to stay engaged and it really means a lot!

Diana Tyler (La Petit Muse)

Meredith (My Way Home) 

Efua (Grace Over Pain)


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Monthly Scripture – (NKJ) Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. 

 Community Prayer Requests | June– Join us in requesting prayer, praying for each other and lifting each other up. 

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20 thoughts on “May Highlights & Reflections

  1. “When we write for the Lord, we have to be okay that it is not about the numbers. That we are aiming for a single individual who needs the post.” This is something I’ve struggled with a lot myself on the various social media platforms I’ve had over the past few years. The Christ-related content I’ve shared usually gets the least amount of attention, so it’s tempting to share what people respond the most to. However, I have to keep remembering that sharing what He places on my heart to write isn’t for the masses – it’s for the one person or few people it’s supposed to reach. I’m working on not getting discouraged when a spiritual post I share doesn’t get as much feedback, because it’s not about the numbers – whoever’s supposed to read it will read it ☺️💖

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    1. ❤ yes, amen! When the Lord wants us to grow we will grow. When He wants us to walk in the unknown or unfamiliar, He's there. As long as our eyes on Him, it will be okay, no matter what the world does. 😊 Thanks for being so open, Maggie!

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    2. Yes! Great reflection, Maggie!
      I struggle with these sort of doubts too… like, “is anyone actually listening to me?”, “am I making any difference with these posts at all?”, and “why spend so much time and effort on something that appears ineffective at the moment?”. God has been blessing me a lot lately, though, with signs of what impact my words have had on someone. He is good! And, He is most worthy of our highest praise!!
      Even if the reality is that He is the only One listening, we should have glad hearts because He is the One Who matters most. Any impact we can have on others is secondary. We do things for GOD, not to please mere man. — That’s something I have to keep on learning myself. 🙂

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  2. TR, thank you for continuing to write faithfully for the Lord. ❤❤❤ I find great comfort giving over my blog unto Him knowing it’s bringing (I hope and pray) honor to Him while helping others find hope. Thank you for your blog TR and for being a light in the world while shining for Him. 🤗

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      1. Hooray! That means I’m doing my job. 🙂
        I believe the Lord has charged me with the gift of encouragement and I’m trying to steward it well. I want to spur you (and everyone else) onto knowing and loving Him more deeply! ❤

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  3. So many great posts, so little time. I guess I will just read what I can. The blogs I do have the time to read almost always minister to my heart in some respect. We are individuals but one body and I need to hear the rest of that body speak. Thank you TR for continuing this journey and for making sure other people’s blogs are also shared. Incredible.

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  4. “I know when I started my second blog I thought I could have Christ stuff on this blog and my personal stuff on the other blog.”
    This is always the temptation, isn’t it? — to try to separate parts of our lives from the full dominion of Christ?
    Thank you for choosing to write about Him and His sanctifying, redeeming work in various aspects of your life so that we can benefit from hearing your personal thoughts/reflections. May the Truth always shine through!

    Also, a big “YES” to your comment about praying for our readers! I know I need to do this more. It’s a serious thing; I should treat it as such.

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    1. It is a serious thing, yes!!!!

      A lot of bloggers I see have this issue where they feep torn about Christ material when it comes to two blogs. It may not be intentional, but we must strive to make sure we share with everyone ❤ that's what He's shown me.

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      1. I’m glad! He has become the One Who really matters to me, so anything without Jesus now, winds up feeling somewhat lacking to me… like we haven’t yet seen the full picture. Of course, nothing except His Word can truly give us the full, perfect picture, but it helps me a lot to always be nudged to consider “what does Christ say about this?”.

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