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One of my addictions online is Pinterest.
The visual picture.
The brief explanation.
The quick scroll and view.
Easy-peasy, click and pin.
It's amazing too what I learn about other pinners I follow just by viewing their pins.
Their food addictions.
I connect with teachers, moms, and believers on Twitter and through the TWT community of writers. I never really thought about the connections that could be made via Pinterest. Yes, it is a social media platform, but it doesn't lend itself to the conversations that Twitter or blogging do.
And then it happened. Last week I received a DM (direct message on Twitter that only I can view):
At first, I thought it was another hacked account and I was the recipient of a strange message.
But then I reread the message -- I did my own close reading -- and realized she was reaching out to me.
You see, many of my praising God quotes, bible verses, and faith pins come from her. She pins. I repin. Almost every pin. She is one of my constant reminders of my need for God and Jesus in my life. (Yes, even Pinterest can do that too!)
I love that she initiated the connection. She noticed every pin. She noticed me. Little ole me.
From there we shared multiple DMs. We connected in comfort, without judgement, in our own homes. I was smiling feeling like I was chatting with an old friend. Connecting as a believer, a mom, a wife, and as a teacher.
I had goosebumps knowing God had a hand in this connection and I am so thankful for her -- even though I only really know her through her pins.
I also know that she is a huge fan of the TWT blog and Stacey and Ruth's book. Hmmm . . . what about Slice of Life??? More connections to be made!