By: Carlyn Paschall
Here I am reading nice, inspirational messages and scripture quotes from a certain individual on Facebook and just when I thought maybe the person had changed (despite being told otherwise), within 48 hours, someone told me that the person was in jail. What! No, the person hadn’t committed murder or robbed a bank. The person was jailed for something known, but failed to resolve. The person had years to correct it. Oh, and the person had been warned by law enforcement before that he/she would be locked up if the issue wasn’t taken care of.
Not only did one of the person’s parents post bail, Continue reading
by Brenda Diggs
Not long ago, I saw the letters “BFF” written together in a text message to someone. Since I don’t text, I had no clue what it meant. After admitting my ignorance, I learned that “BFF” stands for Best Friends Forever.
With the advent of social media, specifically Facebook, “friend” has become a generic term that is used very loosely in our culture. Almost everyone is plugged in, but are we really connected?
A 2006 Washington Post article entitled, “Social Isolation Growing in U.S.”, cites the findings of a study that states “Americans are far more isolated today than they were twenty years ago; and that very few people feel they have anyone they can confide in.” Continue reading