3.31.2014

Who Would Have Thought, Google Plus?


I have been on Google+ since its beta inception in November of 2011.  I have embraced social media and have the obligatory Facebook and twitter profiles too.  I have found that my Google+ social circle integrates so much more with my life.  I guess because I have jumped into the whole Google ecosystem.  Every picture I take is saved, every post is recorded and at random times Google will give me a gift of a generated video or picture from my feed which they call Auto Awesome.  I have realized there is no such thing as privacy within Social Media, so I just try to live my life in a way that I do not have to worry about it.  Friends on Google+ do not ask me to play games, add to their farm or forward a message if I am "really" their friend. If you have done that, it is okay ;-) I am still your friend. Google+ seems to be a little simpler. To be clear, I am not a sponsor or receiving any compensation from this post in any way.  Google+ just works for me.

Anyway, Google+ just added a new feature that tells you how many times your profile has been viewed.  I noticed today that mine over 500,000.  I never would have guessed it would have been that many.  I pray that all I have shared in all of my social media is reflective of how blessed I am by God's saving grace.  He has given me a family that love and support me and a calling that keeps me passionate for Him and others.  I am not perfect but I am in a process.  If you have stopped by to take a look at my life, I am honored.  If you were trying to cause malice, I am praying for you. If you are one of the many persons God has used to pour into my life, for you I am eternally grateful! 

God Bless,

James
https://plus.google.com/+JamesStrickland/about

3.21.2014

My Wife Is Up To Something

My wife Donna has once again planned a weekend to the tee and given me no instruction on where we are going. All I am to do is "go with it" and rest. It is amazing that after all these years that she still puts so much effort into our marriage. God has blessed me with her. Don't know where I will end up today, but regardless she will be by my side.