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A texted “happy birthday” wish? Seriously?

Posted on 6/19/2017 by Greg Yoder

I’m a grandpa. I consider myself a younger grandfather. And while I love my technology, I’m not sure I’m THIS addicted. I got a text from Luke last week suggesting that I talk about grandparents who are addicted to their smart phones or mobile devices. He says social media is taking the place of real relationships. Take time to have a real, in-person relationship with your grandkids. Don’t just wish them a happy birthday on Facebook. When you’re with your grandkids, he suggests that grandparents need to put their phones away. It’s no different than being on a date with our spouse. Proverbs 17:6 says, “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers” (ESV). Let’s treat them that way.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 17:6

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