The Cozy Corner: Encouraging Others Through Good Literature and Movies was a church blog project started in collaboration with Christian Academy of Prescott and Solid Rock Christian Fellowship in Prescott, Arizona.
It began publishing December 1, 2015 and has been slowly gathering volunteers. We’ve been getting a lot of volunteers over the age of 50. Reminds me of the Copyblogger article from here where they said:
“According to Socialnomics the fastest growing population on Facebook is 45-55 year olds with almost 55% of this population now active users on Facebook. That’s elder Generation X, younger Baby Boomers. They shouldn’t be on Facebook? They should be reading the newspaper, listening the radio and waiting for the postman to drop off the day’s mail. Isn’t that the characterization we lay upon this population?”
It is so important for Senior Adults to get involved in projects like this. Their voices hold years of wisdom our generation could benefit from. It is not enough for them to leave the responsibility of missions online to the next generation coming up. In fact, it’s irresponsible.
The next generation needs to have that guidance from the Senior Adults. They don’t know they need that guidance yet. Words and story have always held a certain power over the world. That’s why movies and books have a higher influence on people than anything else. The Bible is a great example of the power of words. If you hate what is happening in the world, it is up to you to change it through prayer and your words through mentoring face-to-face or online.
The next generation won’t come to you. You have to come to them. That means you need to adapt to how they communicate or the generation gap that Barna reported some time ago will continue to widen. We’ll lose that precious connection between older and younger, and the enemy of this world loves that.
Wake Up from Your Sleep
Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.Ephesians 5.
Would you like to commit to the vision God has given me as a missionary?