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When you don’t have WiFi: Lessons I learned

Recently I shared that I lost my wedding ring. Thankfully, my husband Ray recently found it when he was sweeping the basement one day. My friends had been praying that I’d find it. I was like the woman who rejoiced with her friends when she found her lost silver coin. (Luke 15:8-10) God taught me many lessons when I lost it, including about my marriage, people who are lost without Christ, and losses in life such as at least 198 Ukrainian people dying from Putin’s invasion of their land.

In light of this horrific news, all else seems trivial. But we all deal with losses, big and small, and they can be stressful. 

This past week we lost our WiFi service! Ray tried to call our internet service provider numerous times, but his call kept getting disconnected. He also tried several times to chat with tech help online to no avail. This week another internet service repairman came. Things seem good for now. (Hold our breath!)

I hope you don’t experience this trouble. But here are lessons I learned when we went for over a week without reliable WiFi service. 

1. You can live without it. It is hard. Really hard. Definitely inconvenient.

“I only need 3 things in life: food, WiFi, and sleep.” (Anonymous)

What did people do before the net? They lived their normal lives! This reminds me of the movie The Net, starring Sandra Bullock. It’s one of my fave movies along with another movie she co-starred in with Keanu Reeves, Speed. In The Net, she’s laying on the beach in her bikini in Mexico, looking gorgeous as usual, with her laptop. This is extreme!

Sandra Bullock, The Net, Pinterest

Sandra Bullock, The Net, Pinterest

But I wouldn’t want to live without internet service. I’ve made some of the best friends of my life online. Originally, I got online (on Facebook) to keep up with my grown kids–our three beautiful daughters Heather, Eden, and Leah. Then they got OFF Facebook and Instagram. (Gen Z says Facebook is a boomer’s social network and made for old people. Many teens aren’t on it.  In a survey, 81% of teens use Instagram and 73% use TikTok.)

Our three beautiful daughters Eden, Leah, and Heather

Our three beautiful daughters Eden, Leah, and Heather

Our teen grandkids are on TikTok, Snapchat and Discord, which I’m not on. I now text our kids and our grandkids (I call them less frequently), and see them whenever we can do lunch or coffee together or I bring them gifts on holidays. (They work full-time and live very busy lives.)

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My new fiction book is launching! The Game Blocks of Life

The Game Blocks of Life Copyright 2021 Beth Jones Graphic Design Copyright 2021 Leah Jones

The Game Blocks of Life
Copyright 2021 Beth Jones
Graphic Design Copyright 2021 Leah Jones

I’m excited to announce that my new fiction book, The Game Blocks of Life, is now launching!

It is a contemporary fiction book for women and is just $2.99 for sale at Amazon. Its official launch date is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. 

If you’d like to check out my new fiction book, The Game Blocks of Life, you can learn more about it here at the link below at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Game-Blocks-Life-Beth-Jones-ebook/dp/B09KQ6HH9D

If you do buy the Kindle book, please leave a review at Amazon. (Reviews are like gold to authors. They help to build author credibility and to sell more books.)

I kicked off its launch with my radio interview on the Women of Grace in the Marketplace radio show on TalkErie.com yesterday. Their podcast should be up this week so you can hear the replay if you missed it. I’ll share the link here on my blog when it’s ready.

The hosts and interviewers of the radio show, Lori Clapper and Janelle Keith, were awesome. I was a little nervous before the interiew, but they made me feel so welcome. It was so fun!

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To celebrate this Kindle book’s launch, I’m having a free Zoom meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST). Whoo hoo!

Here is the Zoom info and link below. I’d love for you to join me! Please invite a family member and a friend. I’ll be sharing a short speaking presentation during this Zoom meeting, Are you in alignment?

I’ll be giving away a couple of free eBooks to random winners if you attend live!

Beth Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Beth’s Writers and Speakers Dream Cafe

Time: 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST)

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Beth Jones, International Speaker & Author

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My interview on Women of Grace in the Marketplace radio show

Beth Jones, International Speaker & Author

Beth Jones, International Speaker & Author

Recently I was interviewed on the Women of Grace in the Marketplace radio show about my speaking, writing, and traveling to other nations.

The show date was changed and it airs tomorrow, Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 11 a.m. Central Time (12 noon Eastern Time). I hope you can tune in. It is a pre-recorded interview and you can listen at the website link below, or you can hear it on Alexa or Google smart speakers.

https://talkerie.com/