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Posted: January 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s January, 2011. ¬†One of my resolutions for this year is to become more intentional with my blog. ¬†I’ve done it in the past – and gotten some positive feedback – but it’s been kind of random. ¬†(Click HERE to check it out.) ¬†As I’ve gotten busy – or, more likely, lazy – I’ve let it slide for weeks or even months at a time. ¬†I have resolved to write more intentionally. ¬†There are three reasons for this:

  1. It helps me to fulfill what I believe is God’s purpose for my life.
  2. It helps me be accountable in my own life.
  3. I have never learned more than when I was preparing to share with others.

Replicate is kind of an unusual name for the blog. ¬†As you probably know, it means to duplicate or copy, to make a replica of something. ¬†I chose it, because I think, above all else, that is what I’m called to do – to¬†replicate myself. ¬†That is a bold statement – even arrogant. To think that the world needs more of me?

Jesus Christ’s¬†last words to his followers were to “go and make disciples”. ¬†The Apostle Paul went so far as to say “imitate me, as I imitate Christ.” ¬†So yes, I realize it’s a bold statement, but it’s also a way of making myself more accountable. ¬†If I know that others are watching, even following me, I will be more careful with my steps. ¬†It’s not to say, “follow me, because I have it all figured out.” ¬†As long as I’m following Him, I’ll be leading in the right direction. ¬†That’s what¬†replicate is all about.

I won’t stick to one topic – I’m not really an expert on anything. ¬†You may not always agree with me. ¬† From time to time I may even be wrong. ¬†It’s possible, Pig (see the about section for clarification). ¬† I will always value your interaction. ¬†If you like what you read, feel free to share it. ¬†Most of all, I hope that this will help both of us discover and draw closer to what is truly valuable in life.