Since the Spring of 2011 I have posted scriptures first thing in the morning on Facebook. I haven’t missed too many days. I started this habit after I became connected with a mission agency called MissionNext. I was starting on a path to help them with public relations projects and I wanted to make sure that I was grounded in the Lord. This was one of the tools I used.
Projecting The Positive
I am a passionate believer that all social media platforms can be used to project positive images, thoughts, and themes. With billions on Facebook alone, the power of one can have an impact. I love watching what happens when a really good story and a graphic is shared thousands of times.
Every time when I thought that I might stop posting scriptures someone would send me a message saying how much that message touched them. I don’t look to see how many people “like” my posts get….that is not my driver. My driver is that I am sharing the Word with people.
A couple of months ago when I started taking a Social Media Manager’s class through the fantastic folks at iBloom, I found a way to take the scriptures to the next level. I now pair my original photography (occasionally I do use pictures from friends or family…only two so far!) with scripture. I’ve found that for me that using this extra element (the picture) heightens the experience for me. Finding the scripture that fits the picture. Some days it is as easy and whipping up a batch of brownies….some days I have to do a lot of research.
I’m especially blessed that Tracy Barse with FindGreatCompanies.com LLC was in the same class with me and wanted me to share my gifts with her business.
How You Can Hop On The Bandwagon
YOU can make a difference.
- Work hard to put out only good content! Don’t fall into the trap of bashing the other person’s point of view.
- Elevate your friends, candidate, cause above the junk that is out there.
- Pass along information that benefits others–a good blog, product, or a yummy recipe.
- Share pictures of your travels (I personally love this because I can travel virtually and it doesn’t cost me a dime!)
- Show us your children and pets.
- Share stories of good triumphing.
- Use social media as a tool to pray and care for others.
God wants us to LOVE one another and social media is an incredible way to share the love with a huge audience. Be Encouraged! Think about how you can make a difference next time you hop on your platform of choice.
Thanks for reading!
Mary Lu 🙂
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Mary Lu Saylor is an Emmy-award winning journalist who spent 30 years in the television news business. Her experience includes work as a videographer, newscast video editor, and ultimately as the newsroom Assignment Manager at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, SC. Mary Lu is currently pursuing her passion of social media, which began during her years at WSPA-TV. She is a Social Media Specialist with FindGreatCompanies.com.