Sunday, June 26, 2016

Social Media Sin

Short post...because I could make this into a book if not careful...chapter after chapter after chapter.   (These are my beliefs. Not trying to challenge your own.)

First off....I do participate in Social Media-Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, my Blog. Many talk of the evilness of Social Media as it relates to living right, Christian living.

I strongly believe Social Media provides opportunities for temptation for people to cheat on spouses, destroy other people's lives with gossip, bully behavior, etc.

Through the ages there have always been areas temptations exist....bars, school, sports, even church.  The root is sin!!!  Not this or that caused this and that.

We must be very careful in dealings, not just on Social Media, but also on our jobs, sports, leisure activities.  I'm a believer.  A Christian.  One rule I have for myself is not having lunch or dinner for work reasons with the opposite sex.  I'm married.  I hold DEAR the ideal of being a faithful wife.  I flee any sort of temptation, though I've never been in any situation such as one which could be mis-construed.   Gossip started.

Married?  FLEE any situation which may contain temptation.  Dinner meeting for your job? Do not go alone. Take someone else,  or maybe two along.  Travel for work with opposite sex.  Have separate itinerary. Make sure if your married to never put yourself in an awkward situation which could lead to inappropriate situations.  (Inappropriate situations.  Few know or understand those words these days...)

I read a book "Love Points", or something of a similar title.  Or perhaps the book only contained several interesting ideas about "Love Points"  (I'll expand on those theories in another post.) The love points idea burned thoughts into my heart about marriage.  I try to live some of the teaching but fall to old behaviour often.

Okay, this, what was intended to be a short post, has became a rambling mass with no clear site in mind.

My point, I believe, is sin is the cause for fall, failing.  However, allowing ourselves to become sucked into PM's, Facebook as phone, Snapchat, Twitter, work meetings alone with opposite sex,

Just CHOOSE to not be sucked into those things if you're married.  Or let a married person suck you in.  Commiserate comes before the fall-and one side of story is known.

It's late and I'm not processing my thoughts in a way I prefer.  Editing tomorrow...

One last not get involved with a married person. Period. Friendship.  Who knows when that might turn into a mess of hurt family.

REMEMBER....if you're doing something you don't want anyone to find out about....DON'T DO IT!  Hiding PM's from a spouse, erasing texts or messages so no one sees....well.......anyone with common sense knows that whole situation is a BAD situation!

Don't feel your the person a man or woman can vent to about their spouse!  That married person needs to talk to THEIR spouse to work things out.  Your "friendship" and hearing and believing the only side provided is a disaster waiting to explode.  Then who be da bomb?  You are for becoming the confidant of a married person who will only tell the bad of the other spouse.  One side. Oh, tsk tsk tsk....what a divorce to make.

Couples TALK to each other.  Not Social Media or work "friends ".

Friday, June 24, 2016

Positive Living

It's said we are like five or so of those we spend our time with.  Usually people tend to flock together who share personality traits.  So often we don't choose our five-it's not a conscience choice as self help books say it should be.  As it probably should be.  Yes, #1 surround yourself with postive people it's said.  But that can turn into a disaster when a group of positive people will not recieve doses of the reality we all must face.

 Positive living is not always what another group sees as positive.  My positive living may not be what you say positive living is.  My positive living may be listening to my doctor, not surrounding myself with gossiping, not surrounding myself with people who use me, or are selfish, loving being an aunt, have a ready smile-not a smirk, helping others, a genuine empathy toward others, regret, the type to make me better, Faith, craving to hear "well done my good and faithful servant", not leading or encouraging people into behaviours which harm others emotionally or physically. I fail at living as I want.  But I want people arround me to keep me in check.  Those would be my five to choose. Five who do not encourage selfishness which cuts them from lives of others.

I do not believe we can keep up living everyday as if it's your last. (Whew, how exhausting!) Those who do often have an earlier demise in their lives, and I'm not just speaking of losing life.  Living that life consumes a person and becomes a more selfish habit than any they have had, ever.  Life is all about that person and what they need.  In the end those who truly love you are spent and those who've gravitated toward you leave because your true nature is now roadblock to theirs.  Friends leave and gravitate to new groups to satisfy their own need of selfishness you can no longer provide.

Life cannot be spent loving yourself or walking over others to achieve that end.  Reality will hit one day whether you're running or not.... God will bring life's reality to your doorstep.

*excerpt from an very old blog post of mine....

Monday, June 6, 2016

It needs to be worn a little more...

My Bible. As you can tell it's a little worn.  I love my Bible and would never trade.  But....the issue.... I used to read it more,
I need to read it more. When I read it more life is made of more. Greater Truth in: Happiness, conquering fear, improving  relationships, better attitude, awareness of who I am and His purpose for my life and not parts I wish to bend to my will. And................Peace...


"You have permission to rest.  You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. You do not have to try and make everyone happy.  For now, take time for you. It's time to replenish.....