South African Hodge-Podge

Part 10 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index.


Social Networking Repentance

My latest Tweet said this:

Twitter repentance: The flesh wants to impress people by saying something memorable in 140 characters or less. Jesus died for that sin too.

I think with blogging, the same can be true.  Sometimes I blog just to look cool and sound smart.  Other times I really do have a passion to share something that grips me, but more often than not, I wonder, “Will they like what I write?”

So often, good things become ultimate things.  Jesus died for social networking sins, too.  O praise him for that!

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Four Reasons I Tweet

This past week I’ve been experimenting with Twitter.  I’m going to continue with it — for these reasons (in no particular order):

  1. It can help with overcoming verbosity (which I often struggle with).
  2. It helps me quickly reflect on what God brings to my mind as the days goes on.
  3. I want to do my part to redeem social media by making it as Christ-exalting and Bible-saturated as I possibly can.
  4. Everything created by God is good (even Twitter), and nothing is to be rejected if it’s received with thanksgiving (1 Tim. 4:4).

My Twitter motto is, “Don’t waste your Tweet.”  In other words, you won’t find me writing about how I’m looking for that black sock I lost in the laundry yesterday.  It’s going to be God-centered, thought-provoking, and creative.

So, if you are desperate to find out what’s going on in my world throughout the day, you can now follow me on Twitter.


This Is Africa

That’s pretty much our excuse for anything that goes “wrong” or doesn’t seem right.  Example: it takes quite  while to get internet installed in your apartment.  Two weeks, in fact.

Nevertheless, our team is in South Africa, safe and sound.  Hopefully, on Tuesday we’ll get that WiFi installed.  Then, I’ll be able to blog on a more consistent basis.

I’ve learned much in two weeks.  There still is much more to learn.  I’m sure a lot of all that will come up here.