Facebook Fast

I just completed a 40 day fast. Not as hard as I thought it would be, but hard nonetheless. 40 days without Facebook.

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I am not ashamed to admit that I love Facebook. I enjoy keeping up with friends – people who were teenagers in my youth group over 20 years ago, people I went to high school with (or even grade school!), current friends from ACC, distant relatives that I normally only see at funerals…

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It is a great communication tool. I keep up with the daily lives of people in my congregation and I keep them updated on what’s going on with me. I regularly see both praises and prayer requests being passed back and forth. Good stuff. On-line community is possible.

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Facebook can also be a huge time waster. Downright addictive. A poor substitute for personal, face-to-face interaction.

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I suppose like a lot of things in life – good in moderation but harmful in excess.

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I love my Facebook friends and I’m glad to be back among them. Just not too much.

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Peace,
?Dave

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