Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twittering Madness

OK, so about this whole Twitter thing ...

I never really understood why people were so hooked on it. Twitter seemed like an outlet for narcissists to flaunt their boring little lives and feel like movie stars.
Pointless, mindless meandering through someone else's thoughts was just a time sucker to me.

That's what I thought.

This past weekend we were bored at home, so I logged onto my Twitter account that I'd opened last fall.

"I wonder if I misjudged this thing?" I said to myself ... and started Twittering away.

Now I'm completely addicted.

Really, it's sick.

It's been less than a week, and I love this Twittering Madness.

I'm following old friends, business associates, new friends, moms, other bloggers, the draft picks of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, updates on my fav show (Lost) and my fav bands (U2 and Third Day) ... celebrities (love that little Emma Watson, a.k.a. Hermoine Granger, who is filming the next Harry Potter film) ... there's even a cat on my list.

My favorite one so far has been some person in Miami who calls himself "jedijunkie." His entries are so hysterical that Brent woke up at 1 a.m. because he literally thought I was in the living room weeping ... but it was just the sound of my screams of laughter muffled by the couch pillows. I tell ya -- this guy is FUN-NY.

(The best line that really got me going from jedijunkie was, "Earlier, I sneezed so hard, I punched myself in the face. That's what I'm telling the authorities, anyway." He has a bunch of those.)

So what does this have to do with a "Christian safehouse" blog?

Well, I discovered something else about Twittering ... It's an amazing tool to get the word out about Jesus.

Want to tell people about something cool happening at your church?


Want to tell people that God just answered an impossible prayer with a miracle?


Want to encourage people who are having a bad day and are seeking answers?


Want to meet strangers around the globe who might otherwise never encounter a person who deeply loves Jesus?


Want to reach people in places of the world where mentioning the name of Jesus will get you beheaded or worse? But you're in the U.S., so it really doesn't matter?


You can see the possibilities.

Can you even imagine what the 1st Century apostles/disciples would have done with these technological tools?

You don't have to be a seminary-trained theologian to share good news.

If you can type, you can do this. Even my 5-year-old has been making his way around a keyboard since age 2.


Join me in my madness!

(Maniacal laughter ....)


  1. OK my friend. I have steadfastly refused to even take a peek at Twitter. Now I am afraid. Very afraid. If I do this and become addicted, I will hunt you down. I mean it......

  2. Woo hoo!
    The addiction is worth it, I promise.

    Seriously, it's just a hoot to see Russell Crowe make fun of Hugh Jackman and then to read about little Emma Watson's day on the Harry Potter set ... oh my life is so bland, isn't it? Sometimes living vicariously is a great stress reliever, though.