Episode #50 – Candace Payne is an author, speaker, podcast host, and a viral sensation whose Facebook Live video of trying on a Chewbacca Mask became the most-viewed Facebook Live video to date (collectively over 300 million views). Also known as“Chewbacca Mom,” she has been featured in more than 3,000 media outlets and has interviewed with major media such as “Good Morning America,” The LateLate Show James Corden,” The New York Times, and PEOPLE.
Episode #126 – Our guest today is Jason Sautel. Jason spent much of his early adulthood as a decorated firefighter in one of the toughest firehouses in the country and today shares Christ-centered stories and lessons from his time there to his 700,000+ Facebook followers. He loves his wife of sixteen years, Kristie, his four two-legged children, his two four-legged children, and appreciates God’s gifts of donuts, surfing, and Maui.
Lately, I’m fighting ever-growing hopelessness, cynicism, anger, and an ebb and flow of many other emotions – but mostly when I pick up my phone. And so it’s time to put it down.
Stop spreading rumors, and stop believing them. Don’t put your faith in your news channel of choice, and instead listen to healthcare professionals who have been warning you about the flu for decades.
And when I see all those beautiful pictures on Instagram, I admit I have felt a twinge of tree jealousy.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to know how much time I spend every day on social media. My mom tells me all the time that I need to limit myself, and I gotta say… she’s right.
How can we converse with God and the people around us if our eyes are on our phones and devices? The answer is we can’t! Someone is getting ignored.
I lay awake at night wondering if I’m doing the right thing or completely messing them up forever. The words of the Bible-study mom ring in my ears, “You can’t keep them in a bubble forever!”
I realized that I was being consumed by social media and what I was seeing to an unhealthy level. What I was seeing on social media was consuming my every thought.
But a sense of pride developed in my privacy. The turtle shell became safe because it protected me from the world’s rejection. I didn’t need to worry about the number of likes because there wasn’t a photo there at all.
When you find yourself in a place of offense, your mind, heart, and spirit are more than likely unsettled. You may be figuring ways to justify yourself.