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Hello everyone,

I’m a big fan of Twitter. And I’m very excited to announce that HELP now has it’s own
Twitter Page.

Please click the link and follow-us. It’s gonna be a great journey and this is just another way you can be involved and help contribute.

Why do I Twitter & Facebook? I get that question a lot. Some say it’s a waste-of-time. Others say it’s not authentic community.  While others love it and a few (or many) are addicted to social media. 

This is why I love Facebook and Twitter. 

1. Hearing other people’s stories gives me energy and focus. I love it.

2. I dig getting an inside look in another person’s life. It become holistic, I get to see the good and bad, the ups and down’s. Usually people don’t hide behind social media. Actually I think they become a bit more real. 

3. Vision: I love casting the vision that God has given me. And I love hearing the vision God has given others. Their is a connection. If not for social media, I would not have the time to keep up with so many friends. 

4. Prayer: I get a chance to pray for people often. I know things I would have never known, because of distance and or time. 

5. Learning: I get a chance to learn from others. 

6. Networking: When I accept a Facebook friend. I also get a chance to become friends with their friends. I get a chance to invest in their lives and hopefully they can invest in my life. 

Rules: We all need rules to live by so we don’t take a good thing and make it bad. So here is a rule-just because Facebook has a million applications-spend your time in what matters most. I try and stay away from all the junk that can waste time. I don’t care about pirates or ninjas and all that stuff which I consider the “bad.” Also, don’t replace social media with face-to-face interaction. (the ugly) 

I could go on. Yes their are negatives. But all-in-all I see social media as a benefit that if used right can become a healthy aspect to community and relationships.

BTW- My facebook page is here and you can follow we on Twitter here. I’m looking forward to getting to know those who read this blog a bit better.

Shalom!!!

So a lot of people keep asking me what is twittering. So I thought I would take a second to respond. 

Twitter is a mico-blog. Think texting. But you have followers. So every time you twitter (post info with a max of 140 characters) that info goes to all of your followers with one-click.  

So why twitter? 

My unofficial observation is this: If you are an admin heavy type, you will not like the idea of twittering. If you’re like me and work in chaos then twittering is a “release” that causes energy. I’m a people-person. I’m not an office type. I love networking, researching, connecting, parties, meetings, conversations, blogs, facebooks and working in public spaces like coffeeshops and pubs. It’s how I’m wired.

However, it can be a distraction. Therefore I’m learning how to steal what my friend John calls airplane mode. There are certain times that I have to create space for silence and focus. Like when I’m watching the Laker game and they are losing. (I have not had to worry about this lately 🙂 I shut down everything because of my stress level.  (Whoops, hold on-someone just twittered… Carlos is wondering if it’s OK for a Christian lady to have a breast enhancement)

OK…I’m back. Sorry for the interruption. Sometimes you just have to shut down everything and focus. If you can’t do that, then you better shut-down your blogs and twitters and facebook account period. 

Now you can have fun twittering, but you can also use if for productive means.  Tadd is using Twitter as a communication tool for his church. I’m thinking about using twitter as a tool for prayer. What if we create a twitter page and you can have family and friends “twitter” a prayer request? How cool is that? Their are many ways to use this application. It just takes some creativity. I will also use Twitter for Help End Local Poverty and when I’m on future mission trips. 

Twittering is not for everyone. If you don’t like it that is cool. Just don’t be an arse and put others down. Hopefully this post is helpful and if you want to follow me on twitter click the link below.

My Twitter Page.

 

We had a busy week.

Last night we rocked out at Stubbs w/ Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys & CoLOR & LiGHT . Great show and it was fun to hang with a bunch of friends. Homer won the big ACL contest this past year and Color and Light rocked out big time.

This morning was awesome at the Vista. Tyler Dodds was our guest worship leader, Tyler and the band rocked. Travis from Color & Light was brave enough to gig last night, get two hours of sleep and still be at church this morning. Amazing.

I now Twitter. You can go here if you want to follow me.

Necole is in Houston at a hair show. So I’m playing daddy-day-care today and tomorrow morning. For dinner tonight we had frozen waffles and the girls loved it.

Jeff and I will going to Egypt in March. I will share about this in more details in the next couple of days. I hope to take a trip to Sudan but I’m not sure if that is going to happen.

Now it’s time to relax and enjoy a quiet night.