My youngest son, Benjamin, decided a few months ago that I should have a Facebook (FB) account. He set it up, put some pictures on the account, told the FB community what he thought they should know about me. When I had “friends” (people with a FB account who want to network with you) that he approved he told me. We had a great laugh as he walked me through it.
I didn’t think much more it until I got a few phone calls from friends who wanted to know why I had not responded to their friend requests. After accepting their invitations I left it alone again. Then I got a email from friend down South who wanted to know why I never logged on to my FB. He told me, “I’ve told others who have asked me, that D just doesn’t do that sort of thing.” Then he said, “listen this is a great networking tool and a way to reconnect with people that you love. Give it a try.”
Sooo…I’m taking it a bit more serious. I don’t know that I will ever be a serious networker, but I have been encouraged and happy to reconnect with friends that I haven’t heard from in years. It’s been fun to see their pictures and to see some pictures of Becky and I from years gone by.
Yesterday I heard from a friend of mine who lives on the West Coast. Becky and I were having a cup of coffee together from Starbucks and when we saw the photo of his wife and him; we started sharing stories from the past and laughing. Thank God for the joy of good friends.
I’m using FB to stay in touch with friends and I also hope to benefit from the experience and wisdom of others. In turn I hope to be of help and encouragement to others as well.
“For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.'” Psalm 122:8 (NIV)
Peace and Joy in Christ!