• Internet Protection

    In my last post, I shared with you how I resisted the Internet social community for years. I blogged, but that was it. I had no intention of ever being a “tweeter,” a “facebooker,” or doing that Pinterest thing. But I finally caved. I joined. Why? Because of community. Because of the gospel. And because of the glory of God.  What I mean by that is this: The Internet community provides a base of operation to spread the gospel, to send out encouragement to the needy, and to disciple others, on a larger scale than we could possibly do without the Internet. I can sit with a friend who needs discipleship at…

  • Internet Dangers

    Yesterday I talked about using the Internet for encouragement, if you missed that post, I hope you’ll check it out first and I would love to get your input on that. We’re made to function within community. One important aspect of being made in God’s image is that we are created for relationship rather than living in isolation. The Internet community is limiting in its role—it’s not the same as doing life together in daily interaction that requires godly compromise or provides accountability, or the give and take that is necessary in close quarters. But social sites provide an important community function similar to what the local coffee shop once did. I…

  • Online Encouragement

    Please take a moment to help me out here! I hope you won’t just read today’s post, but I need you to provide me with some helpful information. I’m asking for “readership participation” today! I’ll get to that at the end of the post. Are you involved with a community of women? In Sarah’s day (about 2100 years or so B.C.), it was happening around the local well. In my great grandmother’s day it was happening most often in the kitchen, for my mom and her friends it would happen on the telephone. Today it’s happening here. Women are exchanging ideas and experiences. They’re learning from one another as they share their…