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The Truth about TikTok

The Truth about TikTok

  Until just recently, I was unaware that the popular app, Music.ly, has been renamed, Tik Tok. While the name has changed, the dangers have not; as with any social media platform, privacy and content are big concerns.  There have been reports of online predators using the app to target younger users, and in 2019, TikTok paid millions to settle…

Savior Complex

Savior Complex

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity…Be diligent in these matters, give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress”  1Timothy 4:12, 15   Today, people talk about loving everything from ice cream to celebrities,…

Prom

Prom

  The dress.  The date.  The pictures.  The friends.  The dinner.  The after-party.  The memories. Most of us remember our proms, some with very positive feelings and some…not so much. What I can say…is that times have changed.  We have gone from a young man meeting you at your locker between English and Math class to ask you to prom…to…

When the Miles Are Too Many

When the Miles Are Too Many

As some of you know, my oldest son and his precious family live in Montana and they serve in the United States Air force.  I am so proud of Tanner and Whitney and am excited about their new adventure…and so sorry for myself!  LOL!  This Gigi does not like being so far away from those four precious grands!  So recently…

Wedding Fit for a King

Wedding Fit for a King

I have been listening to this beautiful song, “Marry Me” by Train.  I was listening to it on my drive to the office this morning as the sun rose in the east.  It dawned on me, in much the same way the rays of light dawned over the great plains of Texas. “Forever could never be long enough for me,…

Warning Signs

Warning Signs

“Let’s learn the warning signs for our teens so that we are not caught off guard by this drowning culture.” One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from my favorite president, Ronald Reagan, “Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” I live in the panhandle of Texas where it is fairly common to experience a thunderstorm. One thing I…

Battlefield

Battlefield

  “I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.  I will use them to test Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the Lord and walk in it as their forefathers did.  The Lord had allowed those nations to remain; he did not drive them out at once…

GroupMe: Who Is “Zo”??

  What is “Zo” on GroupMe? As we have stated, technology, apps and social media are constantly changing! We at Hope Choice, do our very best to keep you apprised of things that cross our desks…so here you go. Many groups and teams use the app GroupMe. Recently I was having dinner with my husband and my sister and brother-in-law,…

The “Momo Challenge”

The “Momo Challenge”

  Hey gang! We originally posted this last August, but have been seeing some conversation about it on social media recently. I wanted to provide you the information again. Blessings! ** Warning: the picture associated with this link is disturbing. Well as the new year begins, we have our first warning to post for all of you parents. https://abc7amarillo.com/news/nation-world/teens-target-of-suicide-challenge-spreading-on-social-media This…

Rise & Shine

Rise and Shine!  I love this video!  Nothing in life is easy and nothing worth its salt happens by accident.  The lessons we learn through pain, the obstacles we have to run at a few times teach us the truths that stay with us for a life time.  It is worth your effort.  It is worth your discomfort and sacrifice. …