The Good And The Bad Of It

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I remember life without the internet and it was so simple. Almost quaint. I had a few pen pals and it was so much fun to shop for stationary and pens. Told you quaint!

But I don’t what I would do without the internet. Just ask my parents: it goes out and I go into crisis mode. Almost in a panic. I have no idea why, at the most it’s out for fifteen minutes.

But for something we all depend on, there is a dark, often dangerous, especially for kids, atmosphere to the internet. Think about hackers, cyberbullies, predators, and the like. I will be nervous for my nieces and nephews, imagining all they could be exposed to.

I found a website that is nothing like a lot of websites that report the bad news of the world. Liftable is a Christian website with dozens of news stories that will put you in a good mood.

I subscribe to their newsletter on Facebook and when I see an especially inspirational story, of course I need to share it.

Like most everything, the internet has it’s good points and bad—you just definitely need to know where to look. And where not to.

Wedded Miss

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I watch “Say Yes to the Dress” every week (actually, stored on my DVR) and I love it, but there is one thing about it that drives me crazy. Every bride featured claims to have found her “soulmate” and have a magnetic connection to the groom-to-be. Most brides are their very early 20s and there have been some teenagers!

My sister got married earlier this month. They had been dating about four years. And she is 29.  I’m not married, and don’t plan to be, but you can’t find your soulmate until you have lived.

My parents basically rip this post apart. Mom was 19 and Dad, 21. In June they celebrated their 38th anniversary. I think 19 and 21-year-olds were more mature in ’79. No video games or texting, I guess.

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