Monday, September 24, 2018

Stepping away.


General Conference session on Saturday, October 6-7th.
It is one of my favorite times of the year.
For me to prepare spiritually for the conference, my family and I
will be taking a social media fast.
Our family tried it last April and loved it!
Last June at a youth fireside the Prophet, Russell M. Nelson
 encouraged youth to take a break from social media.


“My first invitation to you today is to disengage from
 a constant reliance on social media by holding a seven-day
 fast from social media,” said President Nelson
Social media can certainly be a wonderful tool to connect
 with others and share goodness, but if you’re paying more
 attention to your Instagram feed or favorite
 YouTube videos than to the Spirit, it’s a problem.
“[The] downside of social media is that it creates a false reality,”
 President Nelson said. “Everyone posts their most fun, adventurous,
 and exciting pictures, which create the erroneous impression that
 everyone except you is leading a fun, adventurous, and exciting life.
 Much of what appears in your various
 social media feeds is distorted, if not fake.
Give yourself a seven-day break from the fake!
This social media fast can be just between you and the Lord,” 
said President Nelson. “It will be your sign to Him that you
 are willing to step away from the world.

I am stepping away from the social media world now.
 I will see you in a few weeks, and highly recommend
this "fast" to anyone.