life as it is seen from my heart and soul

another weekend thought

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in case you haven’t figured it out ~ I am not the popular writer that has hundreds (or even 100) followers. and that is okay with me.
I have been thinking about this ever since I joined Instagram. I love Instagram. more than the ever popular Facebook or Snapchat  (to which I refuse to do) or Google+ or Twitter or QZone.
I have ‘friends’ on Facebook that use their account for political/theological purposes. Or they try really hard to tell me why what I think is so very wrong. Or that what I eat is nothing more than trash. Or they spew political trash talk about the current American political scene. Or you name ‘it’, they try to convince you of ‘it’. This wears me out. If you research the original purpose of Facebook that is not what it was intended for. Can it be used for good? Yes it can. But much like the internet (that has more porn users than any other kind) it can be used for evil (or stupidity).
But IG. I follow people on IG because of sewing, gardening, music, baking, cooking, theological perspective, crocheting, reading, friendship, you get it – for a number of reasons. BUT I do not know if they ‘think’ the way I do, or eat the way I eat, or live the way I live. and that is OK with me. I am not going to use labels because I will get it wrong. I don’t know everything about the people I follow because that isn’t what IG is about. Yes, I realize it can be used for evil just like anything else on the internet. On IG I am not having my beliefs or principles belittled. I am not ‘judged’ for my faith. I do not have people that are my ‘friends’ telling me what they think I should do based on what they know to be ‘true’.
I have personal beliefs. and I try to do the best I can. my most personal belief is that I am to love like Jesus Christ. I fail at this ALL. THE. TIME. but I get up and try again. to love all no matter what. NO. MATTER. WHAT. Help me Lord in this season of Your birth to reflect the Love You have given to me.

Author: melinda

a follower of Christ & a Daughter of the Great High King of Heaven disguised as a wife, a mum, a nurse, a baker, a gardener, a teacher, an artist and many things unknown by others.

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