Showing posts from August, 2021

Why I Almost Pulled the Plug on Facebook

Like many, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook.  I saw a mean-spirited post this morning that offended me enough to make me want to pull the plug on Facebook, but I had a change of heart and simply blocked the post.  Why not just go with my first instinct and take a break from social media?  Because that is precisely what the devil would have me do.  (Yes, Satan does exist.  Last time I checked, I don't take my orders from him!) Facebook is a tool many of use to keep up with family and friends, especially those in areas hard hit by natural disasters or who are in need of prayer because of illness, financial hardship, or personal loss.  If Satan can keep us from praying for and encouraging one another, he wins the battle -- and make no mistake, there is spiritual warfare on social media.  Facebook is also a place where many people go to find inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship with other Christ-followers.  It is often a platform where ministry and blessings happen. 

Another Day

Another day finds me wondering what God has in store And longing to find a little something more  More grace, more patience, more love for mankind More knowledge, more wisdom, a little more time To do what is needed and things I want, too To offer up prayers for my loved ones and you To see more of God in the world that surrounds me To sit in God's presence until his peace astounds me To relish this day as his love gift to me Since another day is not guaranteed Help me know what to do, Lord Make the most of this day So that others might know you're The Life, Truth, & the Way Copyright © 2020-2021 by Dee Dee Wike. All rights reserved.

Would We Even Notice?

So I say to my soul,      “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed.      For I know my God will break through for me.”      Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again.      Yes, he is my saving grace! -- Psalm 42:11, The Passion Translation With everything that is going on in our world today -- the COVID pandemic, natural disasters, mayhem in Afghanistan, poverty and hunger, human trafficking, escalating crime, political corruption, and social unrest -- many of us are spending much time in prayer and doing what we can financially to help those in need.  Yet our prayers seem ineffective and our money insufficient to provide any meaningful relief. We might even wonder if God hears our prayers.   Many of us are in constant prayer for God to remove COVID from our midst, to ease the tensions and bring peace to Afghanistan, to restore and rebuild lives and livelihoods that fires and hurricanes have destroyed, and to do away with all the evils in our world.  To what end?