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Social Media, the Internet, and Text Messages

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Greetings in the Precious Name of Jesus,


I pray that this week has begun well for you.


The new question on the home page is about social media, texts, and the internet.


Have you ever read something in a blog or post or somewhere on social media that made you cringe?


Have you ever posted something yourself that you later wished you hadn't?


I read a really good article this morning by Lynn Cowell over at Proverbs31 about the importance of guarding what we post or type in various forms of communication.


Here is what I told my teen daughters when I forwarded the email to them:

Hello again, my lovelies…..

Please read this devotional when you have time.

What she talks about is partly why I shy away from social media.

(I don’t want to be tempted to ‘say’ something I shouldn’t, nor do I want to subject myself to what other people post and shouldn’t….)

I am extremely careful about what I type in emails or texts for the very reasons that she discusses.

I don’t ever want something that I placed in type somewhere to come back and bite me.

We shouldn’t be talking about other people anyway, but sometimes we need to talk through situations with people we trust (like parents!) and try to gain perspective, or decide what action to take, if any.

People seem to think that the internet and social media are somehow anonymous. They aren’t. They are so very public!

Let me know what your thoughts are after you read it.

I love you both so much ~

Mom


Here is the link:  http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/you-said-what/


May God be with you and guide your thoughts and speech today and every day ~

Joyce

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