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Facebook Woes

Facebook is starting to drive me crazy. Well-meaning friends constantly sharing and reposting fake news stories about one thing or another. And now, they are sending me messages on Messenger! Stop the insanity!

Gentle readers, can’t we be smart about social media? Please?

I mean, really, if you don’t know Jayden K. Smith personally, why on earth would he send you a friend request? That should tip off anyone (except some one who really does know him) that the story is faked. And you would not invite a random stranger in your front door, would you? Do why would you even consider accepting a friend request from one? DELETE IT! 

If you read a story and do want to share it, please check out the truth first. Use snopes.com or thatsnonsense.com to see if it’s legit. Go to a real newspaper to see if it really happened. Check it out! Please.

If it keeps up I guess I’ll just have to ‘unfollow’ everyone, and just use Facebook to wish you a happy birthday, and to play Hay Day! Just sayin’. 

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Thought for today

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord  watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. – Psalm 127:1-2 

History matters

I’ve started a hard thing.

I’ve have begun writing down the stories and memories about his life that Steve shared with me.

As an amateur genealogist, I know how important the stories are.  Our parents shared their stories and memories with my brother and I as we were growing up. (Sometimes ad nauseum!)  But Steve and I had no children, having married late, so there is no one who will know unless I write them down now.  History is important.

History.  His-story.  HIS-story.  When you think about it, all of history is GOD’s story – HIS story, Jesus’ story!  “In the beginning, God…”  He spoke and it was. He breathed and gave life to man.  He walked in the garden with man (Genesis 3:8.)  And he knew he would one day come to save man again.

Jesus was not Plan A or B, he was THE plan.  HIS story runs throughout scripture.  Read practically any book in the Old Testament, and you will find promises and prophecies about Jesus, about God’s faithfulness to provide his people with a way out of the death and destruction that our human choices bring about – the soul-death that shuts us off from God’s love, glory, mercy, justice.

So take some time.  Explore history.  Explore His Story!  You may be surprised by what you find.

Quotes

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”  Thomas Jefferson

A thanks for today

Father God, I can but give you feeble thanks for all that you have done and continue to do.  You loved me enough to send your Son, my LORD Jesus, to redeem me by his death and resurrection. You loved me even before I came home to love you. You love me when I mess up, and do or say something that is hurtful or unkind, and doesn’t honor you. Thank you. Thank you for carrying me when I cannot go on. Praises be to your holy name.