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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 Christmas Kindle eBook is ready now! Jesus is the KING!

I’m so excited! My new Christmas Kindle eBook is ready now!

It is called, He’s Not A Baby Anymore: Jesus Christ Is The KING!

He's Not A Baby Anymore: Jesus Christ is the KING!

My new Kindle eBook!

Its available on sale for only $3.99 at Amazon.

It will encourage you and me that Jesus Christ is the LORD. He is all-powerful, even over all the dark, scary things happening on the Earth right now.

The cover has an image of a roaring lion. He’s coming soon as the Lion of Judah and the King of Kings!

You can find out more about it at the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NV3V6DP/

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My new fiction book is here! 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 here!

It is a contemporary fiction book for women and is just $2.99 for sale at Amazon. 

If you’d like to check it out, 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

I bought the image for the front cover at iStock, where I usually buy images for my book covers. Our talented daughter Leah, who is a graphic designer, designed the simple, clean, cute cover.

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.)