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12 May 2017

SELFIES . . . Photography with Laurie Pace, Texas Artist

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"Truth is, we all project a false front to the world, peppering our social media pages with witty words and silly emoticons. Life narrowed down to 140 characters, staged selfies, and tirades over opinion posts. Life lived for the approval of the masses, all while tearing strangers down for the slightest misstep." Kristen Callihan, The Game Plan

Selfie (n): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Well… Selfies are really rare in our family.  We love to shoot just photos of the grands, but Terry was babysitting alone and he took his phone out and took a precious series of photos with our grandson.

On our side, we are not much on the selfie shots.  We snap them of ourselves together to remember the moment, but we are not big on using them to promote and share on social media. Social Media is FILLED with Selfies. Why do people take them so much?

I sigh deeply and wonder why we cannot focus more on our love for God and maybe taking shots of all the beauty and gifts he provides daily. We all seem to be caught up on our neediness and what we are missing in life.  Terry and I are realizing that our focus needs to be on God and our relationship with Him and to let go of all the worry and control.  God puts things in our lives that are sometimes negative and he has sent them for us to rise above and focus on Him. Good things will rise from them.  Other times we are sent things that are incredibly wonderful… and He has decided they are to be part of us as well. Actually they are to be part of the growth of our life to be closer to Him.

It is not about us, it is about HIM. How much time do you spend on the internet and social media compared to the time you spend with God or his word.?

Deuteronomy 30:20 "And that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your father, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

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