It's FRIDAY! And that means it's time for another 'Five Minute Friday'. 'Five Minute Friday' is where as, our hostess, and inspiration, The Gypsy Mama, says, we write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."
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Now...for today's assignment...
Have you noticed that how, over time, as a people (the 'human race'), as we have propelled ourselves into the 21st Century and become more modern...more 'intelligent'...more technologically sophisticated, we, for the most part, as a people, have lost the ability to stay connected? Even though knowledge has been increased (just as the Bible said it would in the end times) and even though we live in the 'information age'.....even though we have more communication devices than ever before and we are constantly and, for the most part, instantaneously, connected with one another at the push of a button or the touch of a screen...there are a lot of lonely...LONELY...people out there. While these devices are wonderful and can be (and are oftentimes) used for the glory of God, no computer screen, no Skype program, no phone...whether it be land-line, cell, IPhone, whatever...no electronic device of any kind can take the place of a real-live, in-the-flesh person to hold the hand of someone who is ill or dying, to share a smile or a bit of conversation over a cup of freshly brewed tea, or give an often much-needed hug. During this Christmas season and into the New Year, be on the lookout for ways to stay connected with others in your sphere of influence...loved ones, neighbors, the elderly, those that are ill, those that hurting, those that are suffering from loneliness. I dare say...you won't have far to look. Stay. Connected.