Well, this post isn't about the seduction about which I could write volumes. This post is about being seduced from one blog site to another…one social network to another… I've been following my blogpapa, Randy Thomas, around like a big ole baby. He is the first to admit that he changes blogs frequently, but REALLY! Right now you can find him at www.randythomas.org until further notice.
Randy is the reason I came to VOX. Somehow I saw the value in it after reading his posts and the responses of others for about six or seven months. Eventually, I joined. (I am not usually a joiner.) Anyway, Randy provided an offering so sweet and the community was good to read. Randy trotted off to his own, dedicated site and after some more time he moved over to Facebook and I followed. Now, the social network scene is nice but it really has continued to feel pretty shallow. It works nicely to occupy time and to play and to read prayer requests. It is not too much more than that. Also, there is the issue of multiple applications and invites to those applications AND a newsfeed SO intricate and involved that it will practically tell you if your friends scratched or went potty or made toast.
I will lurk on MySpace to keep up with my favorite artists and bands. I will keep my Facebook connection to play PetrolHead and Fluff Pets…and to receive news and prayer requests but I am going to refocus here at VOX. This is a good thing.
My year from last January until this Fall was topsy-turvy. I miscarried a baby, relinquished a much-loved aspect of my job, bought and sold a home, moved homes, was up-close and personal with an illness and a death….uh….had surgery… and was over-run with needy humanity (which stops for no man).
When I consider my walk with God and what my journey has been thus far, I think I see some value in the ongoing nature of sharing lives with my brothers and sisters who are on similar paths. So, here I am. I hope I am half the encouragement to you that you have been to me.