Hello, and ! I hope everyone is doing well.

Mastodon instances like ours do not display advertisements or sell your personal information for profit. Administrators often volunteer their time and experience to keep things running.

However, there are still expenses to keeping the server running, and we depend on your generosity to do so.

If you'd like to donate, do so through PayPal by sending to the address: lifenetwork@pm.me

God bless you all! Enjoy your day.

(feel free to ask questions for more information)

We haven't closed registrations yet, simply because we need a place to send Christians looking for a Mastodon instance. We don't want to close up and block those out of fellowship.

faithbook.ovh lists several others, but we don't know them individually well enough to blanket-recommend a specific instance.

So for now, registrations will remain open.

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Welcome new users on There's Life!

@puuyo
@ofotherworlds
@wemaupin
@Akidoesit
@drdave
@Akidoesit
@MJA
@fellowleaf
@nikluz
@tony
@emmy

And more.

This instance has been growing rapidly in number of new users, but will they stay? We shall find that out in the future. 🙂

Enjoy There's Life and the Fediverse, all of those listed above!

Registration is being closed for There's Life.

We have 145 users total with 75 active this month and 41 active this week.

Registrations will likely be closed in about a week for the health of our community, so it doesn't grow uncontrollably and disrupt the cl.

New users will still be able to join by using invite links provided by existing users.

Feel free to share your thoughts by replying. This decision is not final.

@life Good to find fellow followers of Jesus and your instance on Mastodon

Hey, this is my - just stepping into the Fediverse for the first time and taking a look around.

There's Life went down for about 15 hours. I was unable to get it back up immediately because our hosting provider was unable to be reached until this morning (European time). The problem had to do with a misconfigured firewall.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and this problem will never occur again.

(Apparently we have a habit of being down for several hours during the first week of January. Last year some upgrades had to be made. :P)

has been updated to Mastodon version v3.3.0. Everything is working fine at the moment, and minor fixes (such as fixing character limits) will be made shortly.

New features since v3.1:
- Notes for other people
- New audio player
- Better notification system
- Probably many others

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. ❤️

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Hello everyone, good morning or $timeofday. I hope you are all doing well.

There's Life, like most Mastodon instances, accepts donations to keep things running. We don't display advertisements nor do we sell your personal information. Instead, we depend on your generosity to pay for hosting.

If you'd like to donate, you may do so via PayPal by sending to the address: lifenetwork@pm.me

Have a good day and God bless!

(more information can be given upon request)

As you all know, there was some downtime for theres.life. The administrator was gone for a week and did not have access to a computer and did not even know it was down until an hour ago.

The problem has now been resolved, and we are working on keeping it from happening again. Most importantly, we are looking for someone to help with emergency access to the infrastructure.

Now we can again enjoy this community of those who live in the new life in Christ.

Fundraiser progress:

$126 remaining to our goal!

Thank you to all who have donated! You are helping to keep the Life Network going.

We have reached 15% of our goal! Only $175 to go. Thanks for your awesome donations.

Have a great day everyone.

Our goal is $200 to cover our expenses for the next year.

Anyone who would like to donate can do so via PayPal at lifenetwork@pm.me or via cryptocurrency (send a direct message to @masterofthetiger to donate this way).

I do not plan to release the names of the donors, but if you would like to be listed in a page on There's Life, please send a direct message to this account.

This account will periodically post updates on our progress.

Thank you.

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Good morning or to all members of ! I hope you are having a wonderful day.

@masterofthetiger ("I" in this post) has been told about a hosting service called SSDNodes. Switching to it would greatly cut down on the costs it would take to run the Life Network since they offer higher resource servers for low prices.

I will have trouble paying for the expenses in the near future, and having this covered would ensure the long term reliability of the Life Network. For example, that pesky timeline bug should be a thing of the past.

In addition, renting a server with higher resources would allow for better service of There's Life and other associated services (such as There's Code and Let's Write). It would also allow for the possibility of more services for the convenience of our members (a chat server may be possible as well).

This is only possible if we are able to gain enough money up front to pay for it. This is why I am starting a fundraiser here to be able to improve the Life Network and ensure a more stable future.

Specific information will be provided in the next post.

Thank you to the amazing people who make There's Life a great place to be through their participation.

has been upgraded to Mastodon version v3.0.0.

Highlighted features:
- New profile directory: theres.life/explore
- See domain blocks (see the bottom of theres.life/about/more)
- Better account migrations
- Better search
- Better DMs
- New audio player
- Admin improvements
- UI improvements

See more at github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Note: You will notice that we now have a 500 character limit instead of 1000. This will be fixed as soon as possible.

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There's Life

A family-friendly social network (Mastodon instance) devoted to the new life found in Christ.