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  • Facebook Urged to Cancel Instagram for Kids as it Hits Pause Button

    While Facebook has halted the roll out of its Instagram app for kids project amid mounting criticism, one group is calling on them to cancel the app completely. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) welcomed Facebook’s decision to pause plans to introduce Instagram for children under age 13, and urged the social media company […]

  • Now everyone’s an ‘expert’, Christians should beware what they share

    Thanks to Doctor Google, everyone can know everything about everything. Everyone can be an expert! It’s really quite simple: 1. Choose a topic2. Do a Google search3. Choose one or two of the 442 million results that pop up in a few seconds4. Ignore the others, especially the ones that disagree with you Share expert […]

  • How Harshly Should We Call Out Friends Who Might be Wrong on Social Media?

    Something strange happened to me a few times over the last year, and some of you may have had similar experiences. Each time, after I posted something, a friend who strongly disagreed with it then criticized me pretty harshly on the post and did it online. After writing thousands of blog posts over the years […]

  • How you can deal with your social media obsessed teen

    It is rare that I meet a girl who doesn’t have a phone in her hand. She usually has at least one eye on her online status while she is talking to me. Some may find this rude, but I personally don’t. I understand why. If teenagers aren’t online they don’t exist, so they stay […]

  • Is social media good, bad, or what you make it?

    Social media has been the talk of the town or, should I say, the hype of cyberspace the last few days. All thanks to 19-year-old Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) local, Essena O’Neill, and her declaration to quit it! Now that may not seem like a big deal to you. But it is when you have over […]

  • A costly mistake: seeking my gain over His fame…

    I was checking to see how many Twitter followers I had. It was just a few seconds of distraction, a few seconds of indulgence, but seconds that cost me so much. I glanced around the room for my 1-year-old daughter. She was nowhere to be found. I called her name. Nothing. I furiously looked around […]

  • Is this really the day of love?

    Advertisers love Valentine’s Day.   Valentines’ day has Australians spending $908+ million dollars on romantic getaways, dinner, jewelry, and chocolates, with the average Australian spending $40. (http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/aussies-loosen-the-purse-strings-for-love/story-e6frfkur-1226263867040)  The down side to a day dedicated to love is that if you’re recently divorced, had a spouse die, broke up with your partner, or just had a general […]

  • Words, bullying, pinterest, grace and us…

    Mama used to say, and I tried to pass on to my children, ‘if you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing at all.’ Why?  Because, ‘Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.’ Proverbs 18:21 (The Message.) Words: God showed us how important words would be when he used […]