"Computer Love": Terri J. Vaughn Shouts Out Her "Tweet-A-Leaks"
2 years ago
Actress talks about the power of Twitter
My thoughts today are simple. I am so grateful for so many things in my life. Mainly the people that God has surrounded me with to help me along this journey he has paved for me to walk. Now of course there are the obvious close-knit people in my life: my mother, sister, husband, children and ride-or-die friends and family. But, no, I’m not speaking of my gratefulness of them right now.
I’m actually contemplating over another very specific group of people whom I’ve grown quite close to; even asking for prayers or praying with, sharing concerns and joys, or just looking forward to shooting the breeze with. I’m speaking of my cyber family. All those I communicate with on a regular via #Twitter and #Facebook. I’ll be honest I’m mostly on Twitter these days. After years of bucking that social media madness, I finally got on Twitter at the persistent urging of others. And I have to admit, I really feel like I’m a part of a community of people who genuinely are like a family, in a weird over cyberspace way. And I love it.
One example of the close connection with my Twitter family – whom I have coined "tweet-a-leaks" – is when my mother-in-law first went into the hospital last month. It was unbelievably scary for us. We really didn’t think she was going to make it. I believe in the power of prayer and I know that God can perform miracles at the drop of a dime, if He so chooses. So though me and my family had been praying like crazy, I reached out to my tweet-a-leaks to request prayers for my mother-in-law and immediately thousands of prayers went up. To this day, my tweet-a-leaks check in with me to see how Moms is doing, and they still continue to add her to their prayers. That’s powerful and I am grateful.