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“How do you grow a following?” she asked. I cringed at the question, because I know firsthand that numbers can shackle our souls and trip us up if they become our driving ambition in life. I’m asked this question quite often, and it’s honestly one that I wrestle with answering well. Our society is built […]

March 12, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Leading In a World That Follows

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Each day we walk into a battlefield of comparison. From perfectly posed Instagram pictures to carefully worded Facebook posts, we compare our worst moments to the seemingly “best” moments of others. We scrutinize what our friends and other women are doing through a tiny filter of social media and belittle the work God is doing in […]

October 16, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

He Before She

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“I just want to quit.” -me (and most likely you)

September 28, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

I Quit.

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If you’ve been reading this blog or following me for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I share a lot about social media. I’ve wrestled with the use of technology and the ability it has to strip us of our passions and trip us with comparison. But I’ve also wrestled with the potential it has to be used for good and for God’s glory. When I read any of Paul’s letters in the New Testament, I see him using arguments and means that were known to the people he was reaching to share about Jesus. Paul addressed the people right where they were with the power and hope of the gospel. There was no social media during the time he wrote his letters to the church, but he was passionate about reaching people in their own various contexts. While society looks different than during Jesus’ time, the principles and timeless truths of Scripture still apply to us today. The Great Commission is still a command to us, and it’s our role as Jesus-followers to wrestle through the countless ways we can reach people and shine the light of Christ in a dark world. 

July 12, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Why I Won’t Quit Social Media

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Confession. I am a recovering addict. Chances are, you are one too. I have been enslaved to “likes” and trapped by numbers for a lot of my life. The number battle seems to wage a war in my heart each day. Even before things like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, I measured myself by how many people complimented me or knew me. In college I struggled with the numbers I saw on the scale. They never got low enough for me to feel beautiful and my body suffered from it (read more about my story here). It seems like we are constantly trapped by numbers and never appeased with what we see.

April 1, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Like-aholics

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Does the daily scroll on social media ever consume your mind or cause you to compare? You are not alone in this.

May 10, 2016  - By Well-Watered Women

Instagram Heart Check

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Four practical ways I strive to be free from my iPhone. 

September 30, 2015  - By Well-Watered Women

4 Steps To iPhone Freedom

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“I just want to quit.” -me (and most likely you)

September 23, 2015  - By Well-Watered Women

I quit.

Motherhood

My heart is excited and expectant about today’s “Well-Watered Women” post! This is now the 8th post in our series of digging into how we can live life intentionally for God’s glory through knowing His Word, studying it, and living it out in our day-to-day lives! You can catch up on the series by clicking here! Today’s topic will cover one specific way that we can share the Word – through filling our social media feeds with truth. God is doing a new thing, and I want to be a part of it! I pray you will join me in living life beautifully for the glory of God!

April 15, 2015  - By Well-Watered Women

Well-Watered Women: Part 8, Share The Word

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Our fingers have been programmed in this day and age to scroll, double tap, text, and type. The other day my friend was telling me that her three year old can open the iPad and turn on his movies without help. Our minds and hands have been rewired to go straight to our phones. Without even realizing it, we take part in the “daily scroll.” Instead of taking a walk with a friend, we scroll through their lives. Picture after picture on Instagram, post after post on Facebook, tweet after tweet on Twitter. We scroll, scroll, scroll and take in so much that we don’t know what to do with the information overload. I know that the “daily scroll” has left me feeling disconnected, fruitless, and down most days. You may find yourself in the same delusion after your own daily scroll.

January 28, 2015  - By Well-Watered Women

The Daily Scroll – Part I

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