Thursday, September 9, 2010

Is facebook a good way to interact with your everyday friends?

Did you know that 50% of all things written over e-mail, texting, facebook etc. are misunderstood and aren't read the same way by the reader as the person who wrote it meant it to sound or be heard?


Might be yet another good reason to do and say, especially important, things in person and pursue personal face to face relationships!

HERE is a link to a very interesting article about concluded research on WHY alot of people are attracted to facebook, um, well, we are all human beings searching for recognition and acceptance, and to be noticed.  But as Christians, is this a good thing to "give in" to, this fleshly daily desire? 

1 Corinthians 10:23
(Speaking regarding the believer's freedom) "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive."

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


This is the front of our house at the moment

but soon, SOON it will be a pretty finished picture, beautiful to behold and pleasing to the eye.
Finished, restful, inviting and comfortable again...
Living in a place constantly being renovated, a continual construction zone, is exhausting.
God is faithful to sustain, keep our hearts secure in the promises of His Word.
My perspective holds fast to that.
There are moments, when I look at things and how unorganized and torn up that they are,
when I momentarily lose sight of the goal, that glorious eternal prize.
And  I do get sad. Tired. Depressed.
I may periodically forget in whose hands our lives are firmly and lovingly held.
My husband is always gentle and understanding, his gracious affection dissolving any worrisome trials and hardship's hold.
My children are just happy to be with their mommy and daddy wherever that may be and IN whatever that may be.
Our surrounding support system is deep, strong and loving.
Our family has never been closer or more alive with purpose!
Life doesn't slow down.
Growth is continual.
I am not one to complain or look for sympathy.
It's been felt like a long road to travel.
I'm weary of the nuisances in this life on earth.
Longing for the day when this place will be no more.
God's promises.
I find my hope in them!

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.

~Lamentations 3:19-26

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the LORD directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.

~Psalm 42:5-8


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