Making Friends Through Social Media

One of the coolest things about living in the time and technological age that we do is that we can connect with almost anyone from anywhere in the world at any time.  Through all of the different social media channels — from Instagram to Facebook to blogging — we have the opportunity to communicate with and even befriend people we may have never met in real life, which is crazy!  It's also really amazing, and something that I am personally super grateful for.  I have made so many sweet friends through social media over the years, many of which have become the kind of friends that I don't know where I'd be without today.  And it honestly blows my mind that I get to now know and do life with these women simply because we followed one another on Instagram or read each other's blogs... or both!

As an introvert who is typically pretty content being on my own, I have found making friends through social media to be such a godsend.  Connecting with others post-college is hard in general and made even more challenging by our often ridiculously busy schedules, and being someone who would 100% choose staying in over going out, it could be so easy to hibernate and thus never meet new people.  Which makes me all the more grateful for those that have reached out to me, the ones that I've reached out to, and the friendships that have been born because of our small acts of boldness. 

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Social Media + Jesus

I feel as though I have seen more articles and had more conversations around the topic of Christians on social media over the last few months than ever before.  One blog post in particular caught my attention recently, at a time when I had already been intentionally thinking and praying about my standing as a Christian with all of these social platforms, and it really helped affirm quite a few of my thoughts.

Social media is just an interesting concept in general.  It's a platform that gives everyone a voice and place to share their opinions and feelings, which can be a good thing, though that's not always the case.  If we're honest, having access to such tools as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I think we can agree that most people work really hard to put forth a highlight reel of sorts: the good, the exciting, the adventurous.  But what about the hard, the boring, and the mundane?  I mean, how many selfies have you seen of a no-makeup face taken at 6am?  Not so much.  

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