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January 16th, 2009 Posted in family, Pastor's corner

Hey everyone!

I have been on vacation this week, so I thought I would use some of that spare time (a rarity for me) to figure out how to use my page on Facebook. Our outstanding Web team set up the page for me, and they have done a great job of maintaining it.

When I first started visiting Facebook, I was a bit mystified by it all. But with some assistance from my son Jonathan, I started posting personal messages and going online around dinner time the last few nights just to say “hello.”

I was amazed at how many people responded! It was almost 100 in just a very short time. We’ve talked about everything, from what we were having for dinner to spiritual issues.

It’s an amazing thing really, this whole Facebook phenomenon. In fact, my profile has already been maxed out at Facebook’s 5,000-friend limit.

So if you want a little more “behind the scenes” chatter, some new photos, and more, check out my Facebook pages. I will try to drop in for dinner.

God bless you all.

12 Responses to “Facebook”

  1. forex says:

    I must say I’ve been searching for a good read covering this issue . Searching in Google I found your blog. After reading this article I’m happy to say that I most definatelly found exactly what I was looking for. I will make sure to bookmark http://blog.greglaurie.com/?p=1056 and check it out more often . Thanks! :-)

  2. S. Beck says:

    God has blessed me through your ministry, so I say to you, “Back atcha!” Sharing your life with the rest of us is a real encouragement and faith builder. Thank you for who you are, especially who you are in Christ. God bless you and your family always.

    In Him, gramma :)

  3. Bridget says:

    Facebook has helped reunite me with so many of my brothers and sisters who have moved or who have ministries around the world. It’s such a great tool for the Church to fellowship!

    Bridget Willard

  4. Sandy says:

    Thank you for all that you do!
    May God Bless you!

  5. Kathleen says:

    Whether you show up on Facebook or on this blog or via Christian radio, I – for one – so appreciate your wisdom and wit. My grandchildren would say it’s “way cool!” I say it’s a blessing.

    God bless you, your family & ministry.

  6. Jackie says:

    Hi Pastor Greg! It’s been an absolute blast connecting with you and everyone on your Facebook page! In fact, earlier today, the chatter continued long after you had logged off! We even joked about ourselves as a new bunch of “groupies” who just keep talking to each other on your page! :o) Trying to guess what Cathe is making for dinner, sharing where we’re located, sharing testimonies, etc. Thanks for being a “friend”!

    Jackie

  7. Anne says:

    That’s funny. I’ve had a Facebook page for a while, but I am barely using it now and getting used to it.

  8. Jim and Judy says:

    Greg, just wanted to let you know that Judy and I are still praying for you and your family. Keep on trusting and serving the Lord. He loves you.

  9. Mike, Ashley, and Mikayla says:

    Good morning, Pastor Greg,

    We hope you are enjoying your time off and just want to say we are looking forward to your return. Pastor James has been such a blessing dealing with trials and it seems he is speaking right to us. You and your family are in our prayers and we hope you are enjoying your beautiful granddaughters. Have a great day.

  10. Gene says:

    Now we need to get you Twittering!

    You’ll love it.

  11. Jamie says:

    Hi Pastor Greg, being the same age as you, it took me a while to figure out Facebook. It can be a very strange place or a wonderful way to keep in touch w/friends and family. Organizations and politicians have used it effectively – just look at how Barack Obama used it during the presidential election.

    I think the primary users of Facebook are between 13-35 years old, so it can be a very powerful tool for evangelism to a younger generation. Its rival, MySpace, is just as popular – maybe more. I hope you can use these tools for God’s glory.

  12. Renee says:

    Pastor Greg, you and your family are such a blessing. I am continuing to keep all of you in my prayers. Thanks so much for being real. It helps me and my family and so many others, I am sure. You are, simply put, the real thing. I also happen to love Facebook. It is so cool. See you and Pastor Bob on there. Have a great day, and may God bless you and your family. May you have peace and rest on this time off.

    Thanks again,
    Renee

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