Late Night Talk

Have you ever had one of those nights, where you just cannot get to sleep no matter how tired you are?

Well, we had one this week didn’t we?

Yeah, it was funny because it happened to both of us. We were both kind of under the weather; and we were just restless and woke up and just had an interesting conversation.

Yeah, 2:30, 3 o’clock in the morning, but there we were lying in bed and had one those kind of pillow talks – heart to heart.

Yeah, it was really touching. And thing that was nice about it is we hadn’t connected all day. We were feeling bad, and it really didn’t seem like the time to do it, but it just worked. It clicked.

Well, and to kind of catch up on our two boys, and each other and where we’re at. Friend, think about that in your own relationship. If the timing isn’t perfect, capture the moments you can connect soul to soul.

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Setting A Good Example When It Comes To Texting & Driving

Do you have teenage drivers at home?  If so, do you ask them to live by different rules than you do?

Telling your kid about the danger of texting and driving won’t do any good if you pick up your smartphone while cruising down the freeway.

Research shows that starting at about age 11 or 12, your child begins paying attention to your driving habits and noting consciously or subconsciously all the things you do.

According to research by Liberty Mutual Insurance, 91% of kids have seen their parents talking on a cellphone while driving,

88 percent have observed their parents speeding.  And 59 percent said their parents have sent text messages while driving!

If you’re part of that 59 percent, could I encourage you to prayerfully consider the message you are sending to your kids?

How do you like that photo of yourself on Facebook?  Would you believe more than FOUR OUT OF TEN women have enhanced pictures of themselves before posting them online?

Researchers say digital photos are making women more camera-shy than ever, with mounting pressures to look good when the images are shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Eight in ten women say having their photo taken and then uploaded on to a social network makes them more anxious about their looks than speaking in public, going on a first date or going to a job interview!

As you consider that story, remember these words from 1 Samuel 16:7: The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.

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