Saturday, March 17, 2012


I did something that gave me a slight panic attack.  I deleted my facebook account.

I had been feeling very convicted recently about how I was spending my time.  

I had been feeling frustrated that my heart's desire to rescue and care for children was being pushed to the wayside.

And then... 

I had felt such a tug on my heart.  "Jhen, but what about the one child I gave you?  What are you doing to care for her?"

Well.  Without going into too much detail, the basic answer for that was "not much".  

So I, along with another friend to hold me accountable, realized that deleting our facebook was the best thing for our family at the time.  Our family was number one priority.  Or at least needed to be.  My husband needed to be.  My child needed to be.  But my response to them was always one more minute as I frantically scrolled down more to read the latest updates from people I knew so little about.

So this is a time for me to learn to be intentional.  With my husband.  With my daughter.  With my friends.  With my business.  So here goes.

And I'll be working on switching this blog back to being just personal posts.  I'll be separating the business side of things on a Stark Love blog.  So know that I'm investing in areas to maintain not only my personal relationships, but my virtual ones too ;)


  1. I love this. Seriously. I recently deleted my facebook as well, for the very same reasons.

  2. Wow! Good for you! Will miss you around the FB world but I completely understand. Enjoy the time you spend with your little family -- it's so precious.

    1. Will miss you!!!!!!! Now I'll have to start using my Google Reader, because I was using the facebook to tell me when blogs updated with a new post ;)

  3. LOVE THIS! Sometimes I get so caught up with what I want to do in the future that I pay no attention to what going on around me right now and my kids pay the price. Taking this post to heart. Good luck with your journey!

  4. love your heart in this. My goal is to not spend time online or on the computer when my boy's awake.
    Blessings girl! I admire your courage.

  5. This is great!.....Gave me alot to think about as well. Now that I think about it, if my face isn't stuck in the computer, I have my phone in hand scrolling through social networks.

  6. I deleted mine in January and have never looked back. Best thing I could have ever done, even if I'm not 'in the loop' anymore with everyone.

    You'll do great without it!

  7. Good for you friend! I have had to start keeping my computer closed down at all times when my daughter is awake or my husband is home because it was becoming an addiction and a distraction that was also keeping me from being the wife and mother that God wants me to be. It is so hard because it still takes teh restraint not to turn the laptop on again but, I get a little stronger everyday. So again, good for you for honoring the Lord and I praythat it only gets easier not to FB the longer you don't have it. Blessings!

  8. I've just deleted my facebook as well last week. It sucks not being to know everything going on with family and friends right away but I like it. The only thing I don't like is that a lot of business do business through facebook so I can't really use them anymore and not only that but my phone keeps pestering me that I'm not connected to facebook. I'm hoping I can actually keep it deleted for once though lol.

    Love, Jazmyn