Do You Facebook?

No, this is not a debate about the evils of facebooking/internet/emails...pick your poison. Personally, I feel like Facebook is a tool...and like most other things (tv, books, forums, sitting on a bench in the park talking to someone) it can be used for good or bad. I love Facebook. It helps me connect with my friends and family who live from 33 hours to an ocean away every day in a fast and free format. I use Facebook to witness, encourage, share devotions, promote IFBKJV.com...as well as to share last week's photos from the library, recipes, and prayer requests. I also do a fair amount of coupon and freebie hunting, which I post on FB for anyone else to benefit from.

This post is not about any of that. It was inspired by a FB status update from an old friend of mine. In fact, my husband and I were her youth pastor and wife about 13 years ago. In honor of Thanksgiving she is posting as her status something every day that she is thankful for.

Today she posted: "Day 3 of 30 days of thankfulness...today I am thankful for a job that provides me insurance benefits. Although I don't care to pay the high premiums and co-pays, it really does help and I'm grateful that my company pays into my insurance too so my part isn't as much."

What a great idea! Not only does it make other people remember to take time to be thankful, but it glorifies God, and I'm sure it helps set the tone for her day. Lately I have been going through a lot of personal battles, and it has been hard to not let depression overwhelm me. This is a simple task that can help me focus on the things God has done for me...count my blessings and not my problems. Wouldn't it be great if Christians all over America started posting their own 30 Days of Thankfulness? I know I am late, it being the third day of the month, but better late than never! If you do participate, please comment and let me know! I would love to find you on Facebook. I am Jessica Twardy Roberts.

5 comments:

Roxanna Coldiron said...

I love your blogs and your posts on FB! It's great to find an IFB Christian with such a great sense of humor!

JTR said...

Aw...that is so sweet! Thanks! :)

Mrs. Doug said...

Check out 30 Days of Thanks. It's contageous...

http://thehutchhaus.blogspot.com

join in with Thanksgiving.

Joyful Grandma said...

Yes, I face book all the time! Have found friends from years ago! So neat! Great to have friends with common bond of trusting God. Posted my thankfulness today for joy in my heart. True Joy comes from the Lord! You are one of my FB friends. :-)

Sheila Deeth said...

What a neat idea!