Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday -- Thought-Provoking Tweets

I realize that by posting about tweets for two days in a row I might give you the impression that I am an avid Twitter-er.  Um...that would be wrong.  I signed up for a Twitter account about a year ago...maybe even two years ago...and was surprised when several people signed up to "follow" me.  I hope they haven't been too disappointed, because I've never given them much of anything to follow.  I just don't seem to have anything to say in 140 characters or less. 

And until recently, I really didn't know who I wanted to follow.  I have no interest in following movie stars or sports figures.  I follow my former pastor, Dr. John Marshall, now at Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.  And I follow my current church, Mission Aviation Fellowship (my brother flies for them), World Magazine, and Ouachita Baptist University (my alma mater).   All fine organizations, but not exactly riveting reading...although I do enjoy Brother John's tweets.

Then I found a list of interesting tweets on someone's blog (I honestly can't remember which one it was at the moment) and I finally found some people I wanted to follow....Randy Alcorn, John Piper, and Burk Parsons.  Here are just a few of the thought-provoking tweets I read by these guys today...

@burkparsons:  "God loves us not because we are loveable but because He is love; not because He needs to receive but because He delights to give. (C.S. Lewis)"

@johnpiper:  "God doesn't give strength today for tomorrow's trouble.  That's what it means to live by faith in future grace.  It will come."    --This one is so true.  Our family has experienced it again and again.--

@randyalcorn:  "Sir Isaac Newton:  I am as a child on the seashore picking up a pebble here & a shell there, but the great ocean of truth still lies before me."     --I love this one.  Can't you just see that picture in your mind?--

Wait, I just thought of someone else I can follow -- Beth Moore, of course!  And then there's Ann Voskamp, who wrote "One Thousand Gifts."  Hmmm...I wonder if Nancy Guthrie has a Twitter account?

Sorry...Gotta go check my Twitter!

1 comment:

A Mother's Love said...

I don't do FB, but I do tweet :) Would love to follow you, sounds like you tweet as much as I do! haha
Thinking of you - Kelley