Showing posts from February, 2015

The Good Girl's Guide to Social Media, Part 2

Two of my favorite blogs are Lemon Drop Pie and the Mayor of Crazyville. Ginny Marie and The Mayor are my trusted friends. We've developed a good relationship over the last few years, helping each other with ideas for posts, sharing problems, pondering kid issues.

I posed a question to my blogger buddies this morning: What's your best tip on internet safety for young people? Here's their wise words.

"Only friend people you know in real life," said The Mayor.

Ginny Marie advises parents, "This is hard these days, especially with homework needing to be done online, but we don't allow devices that can go online in the girls' bedrooms."

Smart ladies. My big thing is accountability. The Hubster has complete access to everything I do online. He knows all my passwords and can take a look whenever he wants (and vice-versa). Some couples and families have a single Facebook or Pinterest account. 

"Be careful little eyes what you see," is a …

The Good Girl's Guide to Social Media

Last Friday night, we had a Princesses of the King party at Missionary Baptist Church. As you can see from the photo, the girls weren't the only ones to have a good time!

During the party, we had some time to talk to the young ladies about being a woman of faith. Jana talked about table manners, Patty shared some tips on hygiene and Melissa brought a lesson on modesty. After some videos, dress up time, pizza and manicures, the girls agreed this night was fun.

Since we all had a good time, I'm thinking about next year's agenda. So many young people are online now. They seem to be savvy about Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and all the others, but are they really?

The World Wide Web bears a striking resemblance to an Old West town with no sheriff. Lawlessness abides. Christian youngsters, and the not-so-young, need to think before they go online.

Before you post, tweet, pin, or leave a snarky comment, think about this:

1. Is it helpful?
2. Is it true?
3. Would God "like&qu…


It's National Random Acts of Kindness Week! If you've never heard of it, here's the link.

Following are some ideas for service:

*Mentor someone
*Buy coffee for the person in line behind you 
*Bake brownies for your neighbors
*Tell your pastor thank you
*Buy something from a local store
*Volunteer in your community
*Pick up trash at a city park
*Buy lunch for a police officer/firefighter

And here is what I'm going to be working on:

1. A big smile and good morning to the front desk person at my office.
2. Send valentines cards to folks I know won't get one.
3. Pass out special treats to the kids at church on Sunday.
4. Send someone a check who isn't expecting it.

Also, I'm open to taking suggestions, if anyone has one, put a comment on this post, or message me on Facebook.

I want all of our children to see us making a difference in our communities and in the lives of others. Our example matters to them.


Female in Motion Health Update: After 10 days of su…

Share the Word

There's a new convenience store opening up just down the street from my office in Wichita. It's huge, with many gas pumps, fancy coffee machines and a full-service bistro. It's a far cry from the small station in the town where I grew up, with its' double gas pump and ICEE machine.

My weekly allowance was fifty cents at that time, and my brother, Dave, and I would ride our bikes down the hill, after Saturday morning chores, to purchase Archie or Marvel comic books, candy and ICEEs. Dave was partial to beef jerky and Pixie Sticks, while I was faithful to peanut M&Ms. We couldn't wait to see what selection of candies the store had that week.

The point is, we couldn't wait to spend the money. It burned in our hands. Our allowance didn't last long; we wanted to turn it into something we could really use!

I want my Bible study to reap those kind of rewards. When I glean a truth or something that encourages me, it should burn in me until I have the opportuni…