Think Before You Post

We have all heard the line, "think before you speak." While social media might be typing and not speaking, I think the same wisdom should be applied, especially in such emotionally intense and divisive times. I've written about this before. I said things like... "We are very good at hiding behind keyboards to debate politics in the name of Christianity but at the cost of the Gospel." and... "I have a love/hate relationship with social media... you might think that I think it’s all bad but I don’t. I don’t think social media is a bad thing. It’s just a thing, it’s not good or bad, how you use it determines that." But those were from serious posts, well, mostly serious. I thought this time we

Love, True Love.

You're totally thinking about that marriage scene from Princess Bride, right? As I typed the title it's what I was thinking of. But this isn't about marriage. Not really. It's about loving others. Why is it that the people we love the most and the people we want to love us can be the ones who hurt us the deepest? Or the ones we hurt? I know, this opened up light hearted and got deep real fast. But it's something I've been thinking about. Several years back I sat in Jeanne Mayo's living room, listening to her talk about balancing family and ministry and she made a statement I will never forget. (I'm sure I am paraphrasing this at least a little but mama will forgive me and you will still get

The Great TV Post of 2017

If you have spent any amount of time with me, following me on social media, reading this blog, you know I have very deep feelings about television. My life-long relationship with my best friend was born out of our mutual love for a television show and tv keeps us going at a long-distance. Seriously, we have tv date nights weekly where we simultaneously watch a show together and text each other our commentary. We are hilarious by the way. Because of my great love/obsession with television this season is like my Christmas. Fall tv premiere week(s) is the most wonderful time of the year. I am so happy that my shows are returning and thus my imaginary connection to several fictional characters w

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