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Social Media Distractions

Social Media Distractions

Is social media good for us?  Social media can be life-giving or life-depleting.  It depends on how we use it and what we hope to gain from it or give to people through it.

Do you log on or check in to your social media account and find that after you’ve invested five minutes, the time turns into an hour.  You haven’t gotten anything else done.  And you don’t feel better, but worse?  A little less happy, hopeful and excited about your day or your life when you compare it to others?

Studies show that social media can be life-giving or life-depleting.  Yet for most people, it’s a double-edged sword that increases our woundedness and deepens despair rather than ministering to it and mending it.  

Social media does not equate with sociability.  Social media is rife with social distractions.  We must learn how to be less distracted and more impactful in our lives!  More intentional.  More inspired!  Let’s pursue life, moments and connections that are “realer than real” – the ones that come person to person, engaging in life together in person, not merely on screen.  Life that you can see, sense, touch, taste, smell, breath in, feel and experience is part of the wonderful fullness of life!  So don’t let social media distract you from truly living!

Here are some ideas for Living Inspired:

Plan time today during lunch or after work to:

  • Share a face-to-face meal with a loved one or close friend
  • Go on a walk in nature with a loved one or encouraging friend
  • Spend quality time with your pets! They are unconditional love!
  • Find a place in your home or outside to take “1 minute of gratitude” and think about everything you’re thankful for – and everyone!

Even investing 1 minute in your well-being can help to bring you more inspired and fulfilling life than many minutes that are invested in a non-life-giving way on social media.

Is social media distracting or impacting? What do you think? Write me and share your thoughts here! I’d love to hear from you! – Mandy

Be Still

Be Still

Be Still by Mandy Seymour

Be Still, my new single, was released today! Here’s the link:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/be-still-single/1541989848

Be Still 

Mandy Seymour  

Be still and know I am God
I’ll be exalted over all the nations
I’ll be exalted over all the earth
I am your refuge and your strength

So do not fear when heavy waters are crashing down on you
They won’t overcome you. I will carry you

I’ll never leave you or forsake you
I uphold you with my hand
I am the one who made you
I am the great I Am

So don’t think for a moment I don’t know what you’re going through
Just seek my face and I will carry you

Be still and know I am God
I will see you through
I’m the beginning in the end
And I’m walking beside you

Be still and know I am God
I will see you through
I’m the beginning in the end
And I’m walking beside you

Guitar Chords: G  C. D

Scripture: Psalm 46:10, John 16:33, Isaiah 46:4, Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10, Exodus 3:14, Revelation 22:13, Matthew 28;20

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:10

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you.  I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:6


“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.  This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Be Still by Mandy Seymour 2020

Mandy Seymour Podcast

Mandy Seymour Podcast

Welcome to Mandy Seymour’s podcast on Life and Love! (Life and Love Podcast will launch in September 2020!). We are made to live in the fullness of life, in both life and love. Mandy Seymour is passionate about helping individuals and communities thrive in life and love. Mandy also specializes in seminars and books to help you experience the fullness of life and love in your life. Visit Mandy’s Amazon page here.

Think Beautifully

Think Beautifully

To live beautifully, we must learn to think beautifully. “Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” This is an invitation to our minds and hearts to live beautifully in the mind of Christ. Letting His beautiful thought-life shine in you and through you and you will find a beauty that becomes a respite for your soul because doing so will bring you something even better than beauty itself: peace. For the message of Philippians 4:8-9 goes on to say, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Live in Love

Live in Love

You are loved with an everlasting love. This episode encourages you to know and live in Jesus Christ’s everlasting love for you. Nothing can come against it or Him and prevail.