Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sometimes a blog post hits you at 5:30 in the morning, and the only thing you can do is drag yourself out of the comfy bed and go with it. Facebook gets a bad rap (or is it wrap?), and believe me as a mom of two teenagers, I know you have to be vigilant about it. I, however, am a facebook fan, if facebook were a page, I'd "like" it. I think there is nothing like it when it comes to keeping in touch, and aren't relationships what life is all about anyway?! Currently I have dozens of facebook friends in need of prayers. I'm doing my best to hold up my end of the bargain and keep them all in my prayers and close to my heart. There's my lifelong friend whose sister-in-law passed away suddenly. A college friend whose 12 year old son is recovering from what sounds like a bad accident. A local friend whose baby nephew is in the hospital in desperate need of prayers. An elementary school friend whose mother is fighting for her life. In most of these cases, I don't even know the whole story, but God does, and I can pray. Through facebook this morning, I found out that one of my father's old bosses just passed away. I'll always remember him as the man relatives made me invite to my parents' surprise 25th anniversary party. Without facebook, I wouldn't know a lot of these things (and the rest I probably wouldn't have found out about until way after the fact). Without knowing, I wouldn't be praying. Twitter is another one. I don't know much about twitter, I don't tweet, but Mike (who doesn't tweet either) just told me this story about a kidney transplant that will take place thanks to the wonders of social media. There is plenty of bad stuff out there, I know that, but I prefer to look at the social media glass as half full. I think when technology is used correctly it can help a lot of people, it can save lives, bring people together, encourage prayer, and maybe even bring people to God. Not bad for something that is free and easy.