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Thanks for visiting! My name is Lori and I am married to my high school sweetheart and have 2 beautiful girls. What is 'Life With Sugar & Spice'? It's a blog where I will share everything from my faith in Jesus Christ and my girls (sugar and spice) to thrifting and decorating! I started it as a way to showcase our everyday life to family out of town!
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Friday, August 10, 2012


It has been 10 days since I deactivated my facebook account.  Yes, I went rogue and left the #1 social networking site.  It was hard.  I'm not gonna lie.  And, I miss it.  So  why deactivate?

Well, lots of reasons really.  I was inspired by a friend, but mainly I needed to focus.  Focus my time on things more meaningful and worthwhile than stalking my friends.  I mean seriously, if we're honest, that's what we do right?  It's not like I'm reading bible lessons on facebook, or learning how to teach my girls righteousness.  I'm not serving my husband, nor my family while reading about my friend whom I haven't seen in 15 years and her vacations.  It does me no good to see something and then stew about what I just read.  And I really don't need to be buying anything from the awesome facebook online garage sale!
Now no, facebook isn't the devil and it can be used for great things. I loved seeing my bestie's kiddos and reading some interesting articles that were shared.  I used it as a way to share my blog and keep up with some distant family.  And I enjoyed some of the humor my friends displayed on their walls. But, there wasn't enough good in it for me to balance how much time I spent.  It was an addiction and it had to go!

It's my conviction.  Mine alone.Don't worry cause I'm not judging my 100 something friends that I've left hanging.  But, I felt the tug of God on my heart saying, let it go for now.  Ya know that verse in the Bible that says:

 "If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." 
Matthew 5:29

 Well, facebook was the eye in this case.  And in case you're missing the point and taking me too seriously in using this verse, I don't think facebook will cause me to go to hell.  I have salvation by trusting in Jesus alone and facebook won't cause me to lose that!

Facebook was causing me to stumble and I have felt God stirring in my heart.  Deactivating facebook was my way of making room.  Making room for God to move.  Making room for God to work on me. 

I'm not planning to give it up forever. Maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months.  I'm not sure, but for now if you search for me on facebook, I won't exist!  And that's perfectly fine with me!

1 comment:

  1. Finally another weirdo! I've never joined FB for the same reasons. And yes, I am
    The only person (now 2nd) I know who's not on there. I knew it would be a snare for me if I joined & i have no desire to keep up with that. I honestly don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I feel like there's more bad that comes from it than good.