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O LordA Prayer for Discernment

I do not know what to ask you.
You alone know my real needs,
and you love me more
than I even know  how to love.

Enable me to discern my true needs
which are hidden from me.

I ask for neither cross nor consolation;
I wait in patience for you.
My heart is open to you.
For your great mercy’s sake,
come to me and help me.
Put your mark on me and heal me,
cast me down and raise me up.
Silently I adore your holy will
and your inscrutable ways.

I offer myself in sacrifice to you
and put all my trust in you.
I desire only to do your will.
Teach me how to pray
and pray in me, yourself.
– Vasily Drosdov Philaret (ca 1780-1867)

There is no script (although God’s Word does give instruction – and it would do me well to spend more time in His Word).

We are all different and I haven’t the foggiest idea of any other person’s  innermost self (and what may be really going on in his/her life) and wouldn’t presume to tell anyone what they should be doing or how they should be acting or what their purpose is in life.

God knows I certainly don’t know – really know – another.

I am not that wise.

God knows.

However, I DO wish to live a life of Worth . . . so I keep plodding along!

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coming to terms with . . .

tolerance

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

~ John F. Kennedy

it’s only fair

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What am I doing here?

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Blogging through the ages . . .

There’s not a lot of research about seniors and blogging, partly because the phenomenon appears to be fairly new and partly because blogger demographics are hard to pin down. (Who knows whether that 75-year-old blogger is actually a 20-year-old college student?) What data there are suggest that most bloggers are teenagers and young adults: According to Web-use research company Perseus Development Corp., more than 90 percent of blogs are created by people under 30. Which stands to reason. Who else has enough time on their hands to sit around blogging?

Oh, yeah. Seniors. Retirees. Empty-nesters.

From a 2005 study:

“Only 0.3 percent of the Internet’s estimated 53.4 million bloggers are age 50 or older according to a recent study by Perseus, a Web survey firm …”.

So – I ask the question:  What am I doing here??

Is Social Media just for young folks?

2009 – The Guardian reported that Facebook and other social media sites are being overrun by older users… “the surest way to kill a youth trend.” And sure enough, younger users are heading for the exits:

Although their love of being online shows no sign of abating, the percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who have a profile on a social networking site has dropped for the first time – from 55% at the start of last year to 50% this year. In contrast, 46% of 25- to 34-year-olds are now regularly checking up on sites such as Facebook compared with 40% last year.