My brain has been on overdrive this weekend. I can’t stop thinking about how we crave community and how God has blessed us with this really cool thing called the internet and how even though there’s an unhealthy, unbalanced way to use technology and it should never completely replace face-to-face interaction, isn’t it just amazing to think about??
We can “meet” people through our computer screens and share our lives with them and pray for each other and shower sweet words of encouragement all over each other at random times during the day and so on and on and on and on.
I told you my brain was on overdrive.
I’ve been scribbling furiously in an 8-cent blue notebook with one of my beloved purple pens for much of the past 30 hours. It’s hard to say whether or not anything will come of all this brain-churning-turned-pen-scrawling. Sometime God lights a fire like this under me and it means “book.” Sometimes it turns into something like this. Sometimes He’s just helping me internalize some kind of truth about Himself. Whatever it is, whatever it means, I can’t stop thinking about it.
Today I’d like to hear from you. Just a quick sentence or two (or 14) about how God has used some form of online interaction to bless you recently. It can be something really big. Or itty-bitty. (But please don’t make it about an interaction you had with me. I already know about that. I want to hear something new!)
Then take a second to think about the fact that that particular blessing never could’ve happened 10-15 years ago. Isn’t that complete craziness??
Thanking God today for my online friends! You’re such a blessing in my life!
p.s. Come back tomorrow with a story about a computer friend you got to meet face-to-face! Speaking of computer friends whose doorsteps I’ve shown up on, HAPPY 38th BIRTHDAY to my dear friend Joanne!
p.p.s. And a quick shout-out to my hubby who just spent a kabillion hours designing this sweet new site for our author friend Kary Oberbrunner. Check our Your Secret Name!
And in case you forgot the question, tell me how God has used an online interaction with someone to bless you recently.