The reason is I’ve been faithfully reading my Facebook News Feed.
Oh sure, occasionally I come across a post that I find entertaining or encouraging, but by that time I’ve trudged through post after post of very negative thoughts and images.
An Easy Solution
Get off Facebook…once and for all. This is not a new thought. I’ve experienced the “I’m” statements above for quite a while, but have done nothing to change it. Instead……….
- I would grieve over how much I would miss all my Facebook friends.
- I would rationalize Facebook provides a way to show my art.
- I would not be able to brag about my Grandchildren as easily or show their adorable photos.
Bullet Point One: The truth is I would much rather have lunch out with a friend or invite a bunch over to our house for sandwiches and a movie than just read about them on Facebook.
Bullet Point Two: The truth is I have a website for selling my original art and another website from which to sell my art as fine art prints. Each one gets large numbers of unique visitors (meaning first time visitors) and regulars. Sales are good in light of this current art market. I have a blog, (as you are aware); I can advertise my art there if I choose. Then of course, I exhibit my newest art at art shows, mostly local…….and everyone is invited to attend. I’ll announce the art shows on my blog.
Bullet Point Three: Now this is a hard one. Maybe I’ll just post their photos and activities on my blog.
An Unexpected Blessing From A Friend
Why now? What has changed or happened? A few days ago a sweet friend sent me a book as a surprise (Thank you, Debbie!) and I read it all the way through without stopping except for necessities. I desperately needed this book and knew it immediately. It held a mirror up in front of me and said “SEE!..That’s You, Adele!” and I did not like what I saw. The book challenged me, taught me, shamed me, and gave me specific instructions on what to do about it.
I Will Follow The Instructions and Take Action
Oh yes, the book is “The 4:8 Principle” by Tommy Newberry.
You have probably recognized the meaning of 4:8 as referring to the Scripture in God’s Holy Word, Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”
Through the years this powerful Scripture had already changed many of my habits, the books I read, the movies I watch, how I talk about others, on and on…but I still had more to consider; how I spend my time and how it affects the way I think about things.
Not For Everyone
In this blog, my intention is to speak about and to myself only and how the Lord has been directing me. I’m not speaking for or to anyone else. We Christians are all His children and in His loving care and direction. I will post this blog on Facebook for a while in order to let my Friends know where I am.
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