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Archive for the month “March, 2014”

How free to speak are you?

youthworker journalI have been reading the Jan. Feb. 2014 Youthworker Journal. The article was about being tongue-tied but not thumb-tied.
The article was all about teens, college students and (I feel adults) have no problem communicating via text message. So much so, they feel it is a trend where 63% of teens text daily.
I am beginning to see something that is also mentioned in a different article in the same magazine..
The freedom we have via social medias to take off our filter.. You know the filter of should I say or not say that. This is a factor that I believe is contributing to our lack of respect of others, elders, people of authority and so on.
I wonder how much harm is being done and what the cost is for our world. I think social media is a good thing if used appropriately but I am not sure we as a world have a good grasp of the importance of thinking through our conversations in advance.
I am sure this will be played out throughout our future… in interviews for jobs, when we are seeking to communicate with our significant other, our kids, the neighbors, people waiting on us in he stores, and eating establishments we will visit.
I pose a question or two to think about..
1. What can we (you, I) do to help put the filter of how this post, comment or word will effect others? God says speak words with wisdom.
2. What can we (you, I ) do to help others make positive impacts in the lives of others?
3. What should we (you, I) do when someone drops the rude bomb of comment on us, or sends us a text that isn’t appropriate?

I know it might feel like an up hill battle to protect the conversations we share with others but it is a battle worth fighting.
Good luck with repairing, replacing or finding your filter.

Do unto others the things you would have them do to you…
think before you speak

Busy Life at Kroger

I am blogging today from Starbucks.. Yeah, I know big surprise but it is what it is..
As I sit drinking my usual, I begin to people watch some. Yes, at the expense of me getting my work done but I enjoy doing it from time to time.
I am watching people from all walks of life pushing a cart, or carrying a basket to get some supplies. It reminds me of sheep traveling to and fro in a big herd.
I see some people I know and others for the first time but one thing unites them all… they are on a mission.
I wonder how many of them are burdened with heavy life stuff, maybe a failing marriage, or a big test coming, maybe some are dealing with debt so great they can barely breathe, others might be dealing with a big business situation. I am sure at times I fit into all of their shoes.
How is God working in and through these situations to get their and my attention?
How is God using those around them pushing their carts or carrying their basket to help them if they only would look?
How is God using them to shape and impact me as I sit and watch them go by?
I often come to realize that God is always reaching, touching and impacting us through the people we meet, shop with and do life around… But do we really get it?
Do we take time to stop and listen?
Do we take time to seek the Creator in each aspect of our lives? Or just on Sunday AM, or when we need it?
I am struggling through this concept each and everyday… I cling to the fact that God created all things good for those who Love Him…. Hope you do too..

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