I have a love hate relationship with social media. For the last few days, I have been thinking about social media. The benefits of social media are many and varied, such as connecting with friends and family around, keeping up to date with the latest news and innovations and events, and meeting new people. But social media also has its downside, such as becoming all-consuming, breeding insecurity and shame, and making bullying of people on the other side of the world easier. It is a machine that can influence our hearts and minds more than we realise if we are … Continue reading Social Media Struggles
Well, people, 2016 is almost over. In a few hours the clock will strike midnight and a new calendar will tick over, taking us from December 2016 to January 2017. I’m not going to lie, it’s a bit of a non event for me. At the risk of being a party pooper, I am not big on the huge NYE celebrations. Call me boring, but I’ll take a relaxed evening at home over partying in town any day. While I don’t spend NYE out and about partying the night away, one thing I do each year is sit and … Continue reading Finding flowers amongst the thorns.