Showing posts from January, 2023

Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Social Media?

This week in the news, we're seeing some problems coming up with social media. There have been some big layoffs on social media platforms, driven by a decline in usage.  People are leaving social media. I think there's a weariness that's set in. And mistrust. And privacy concerns. And more and more people are realizing they don't really need it. And they're closing their accounts. Over the last six months, I've really been thinking a great deal about this device in my pocket. This endless source of convenience on one hand and a constant source of distraction on the other. My main focus over the last few months has been the amount of time I spent distracted by it, and working to establish some limits.   But last week, my focus shifted. I got a notification (again) that my information had been compromised by one of these platforms that I'm on.  Of course criminals can use that information in all kinds of nasty ways. And it bothered me. And I spent several hour

2023: A New Beginning?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11  We always have a tendency at the end of the year to look back at what we've done and realize we didn't accomplish as much as we wanted to--or intended to.  And so we sit down and maybe we write a couple things down that we want to do this year.  Now I can tell you from experience that this list doesn't change very much from year to year.  But for some reason we think we'll be able to get done in the next 12 month what we failed to accomplish in the last 12 months, or maybe it's 24 months . . . or 36?   We fail because we're making our own plans usually.  We're relying on our own ability and our own will power and our own resolve to lose the weigh, and get in shape, and have better relationships at work, and be more productive. Instead of working our own plan in 2023, what if we resolved this year to