When Your Backyard Becomes the Internet

The internet is an interesting place. It is a place where we often get the news first and there are tons of information at our fingertips. While we learn and keep abreast of what is happening around us we have to be mindful that not everything that we see on the internet is true. In fact rumors move faster on the internet than facts. They get the most likes comments and shares and few question the whether or not the story is true.

When our backyard becomes the internet and someone start a rumor the effect is the same. People will like it. They will comment on it and you can bet your life that they are going to share it. Just like on the internet the truth is irrelevant as long as the story is juicy. However that not every one is going to believe those rumors. There are some who will question the validity and point out that the story is false. 

Sadly this will not quell rumors, those who want to believe it will continue to spread it until the next rumor comes along.

Bobbi Kristina

After weeks in a medical induced coma the latest report on Bobbi Kristina condition is that some of her organs are shutting down. This is a serious and sad situation. I for one was hoping that she would pull through. Let us continue to pray for a miracle for as long as she is alive there is still hope. God raised Lazarus from the dead and He can bring her back from the jaws of death with Him all things are possible. Again let us all continue to pray for Bobbi Kristina.

Joan Rivers Dead at 81


Comedian Joan Rivers has died at age 81. Rivers was hospitalized on Thursday 28th August after a routine procedure on her throat went wrong. She stopped breathing and was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where she remained in a critical condition until the time of her death. Condolences to the Rivers family. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Gabrielle Union Married

Gabrielle Union, forty-one year old actress and her long time boyfriend Dwayne Wade thirty-two, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday August 30. The wedding which took place in Miami was attended by family and friends. Congratulations to the couple. Let’s hope that the ‘Being Mary Jane’ star will be lucky in love.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Tie Knot


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married last Saturday August 23rd in France. The couple had a small ceremony attended only by their family and friends. The two met on the set of  Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and have been together ever since. Congratulations to them both.

Joan Rivers Hospitalized

      Joan Rivers was rushed to the Mt. Sinai Hospital New York on Thursday Morning after she stopped breathing while doing surgery on her throat. The eighty-one year old comedian reportedly suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest and remains in a critical condition. Our prayers go out to Ms Rivers and her family.

Social Media

 How Much Is Too Much

Last night I overhear a little girl talking to her friend on the bus. She was saying how much she wanted to go to sleep over camp so she could take pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram. What struck me was not the fact that she wanted to do this but rather how earnest she seemed about it as it was the most import thing in the world. I had to smile.

On deeper reflection I couldn’t help thinking that there are so many adults who like this little girl posting on Facebook and Instagram is a very serious matter. They eat, live, sleep and breathe for the moment they post something and get the likes and comments. For some it is almost like an obsession a fix to get them through the day. The trouble is these people often put too much of their lives on public display. While others encourage them (Many of whom ironically, keep their own lives private) it is not necessarily a good thing.

Identity theft is a major problem and just because it hasn’t happened to you yet doesn’t mean it can’t happen. People don’t have to know where you shop what you bought and what expensive gifts you got. Don’t broadcast to the world when we you going on vacation where you are going and how long you will be staying. Robbers love to know all this information. Remember if you do not enable your privacy settings it means everyone can see all of what you post. Sharing does not mean the world has to know everything about you!