A Month Away
It’s hard to believe pageant is only a month away. They have trucks staged in the big parking lot at Hill Cumorah. It looks like the stage construction will begin soon.
My workshop classes for photography are during pageant this year (again). This means I’ll be in school from about 8am to 5pm daily. I’ll miss much of the daytime stuff that accompanies pageant, but I’ll be able to watch the show one of those nights.
Social Media Fast
President Russell M. Nelson asked the youth to do a 7-day social media fast. If the prophet asks the youth to do it, it must be good for others too. But, like any fast, there are some things to consider.
- Do it in private. Christ warned not to be as the publicans who disfigure their faces and dress in sackcloth and ashes. In modern terms, I would take it to mean, don’t post stuff on social media like, “Okay, I’m going on a 7-day Facebook fast. I don’t know how I’m going to manage, but I’m doing it okay. Starting right now.”
- Social media is more than just Facebook. It’s Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, chat rooms, message boards, etc. A 7-day social media fast must include all of them.
- A fast isn’t complete without an offering. What will be your offering at the end of your 7-day media fast? I’ve been thinking a lot about this. I think it would be appropriate for 7 days worth of internet or phone charges donated to the fast offering fund.
- It should start and end with a prayer. You should have in mind what Heavenly Father wants you to learn from the experience, and you should pray for understanding and strength.
I guess one learning might end up being that people can do with out so much social media.