Well, hello, there blog…remember me? Boy have I been a slacker….
I blame it on Facebook….what a time stealer….
Our lives have been reduced to mere snippets of information throughout the day. No one really tells their story, shares their feelings in a personal way…..we just update our status.
That being said, I am officially off of Facebook for the time being. After reading the “Media” chapter in the book “7” by Jen Hatmaker, God has really shown me how addicted I was to the constant connection I had with Facebook.
I have always made excuses in my mind about how that was my connection to other adults since I am a stay at home mom….how that was how I connected with friends, kept up with family, learned about the latest.
I’ve learned that:
- life goes on…whether I know about it or not, surprisingly people can survive without my knowledge of their every activity
- I really have less “friends” than I thought…..Although my FB account may say that I have over 400 friends, how many of them are truly friends? I can count on one hand those that have actually contacted me since I have been off of FB. And do you know what? They haven’t all been those I would have considered my best friends. Some of the ones I have had the most contact with have been my newest friends. Boy have I learned a lot….
- Not being constantly connected to FB via my iPhone has allowed me to pay more attention to my little ones…..has taken a way the need to repeatedly check my phone for updates.
- “We have our own little screen worlds to immerse in; actual human contact seems optional.”
- “Several times, as I realized I was caught up on correspondence, done with laundry, ad finished with my to-do list, God whispered: ‘Hi there.'”
- “My communion with God suffers not for lack of desire but time.”
- “The dangerous part of our social media and technologically saturated world is not it’s existence but what it distracts us from.”
- “…my biggest fear going into media month was that the world might stop turning until I was done, but I discovered others didn’t need me to be as wired as I thought. Most of my media involvement is simply about me.”