I realize that I am officially a Christian wuss. That this is minor and ridiculous compared to the persecution that believers around the world are facing today. I also realize that this may be the first of many sacrifices we will be called on to make. And this, though it seems huge right now, may very well be just a baby step of obedience to train us in trusting Him and believing in His goodness and provision.
This may be the first of many sacrifices to come. But, it's time for us to retreat from the platforms that have become a force for evil, not good.
We, and many others, are being forced off of the Instagram and Facebook platforms due to their updated terms of service (as of 12/20/2020.)
Please, please, take a moment to sign up for our email / newsletter and follow us on Parler @DulceDeDonke (although I may just ditch all social media and only use our email / newsletter from now on.)
We do not take this decision lightly. This may very well kill our small business, as the majority of our business has come from these social media platforms in the past.
However, WE DO NOT CONSENT to allowing this evil into our home.
We do not consent to Zuckerberg (Facebook and Instagram) and his minions having access to our camera, our contacts, (and, by association, your information.) We value our privacy, and yours, too much for that.
We do not consent to their censorship of our beliefs and muzzling of our opinions.
I believe this is the right thing to do, even though it seems to be counterintuitive and a terrible business move....
God is our provider. God gave us this land, this business, this mission.
And neither Zuckerberg or his fact checkers or his censorship can take that away.
We would love to keep in touch via this blog and our email newsletter.
Maybe I'll finally have time to write that book you all have been telling me to write.
Please sign up for our newsletter / email / blog (on our home page.) We won't spam you with daily emails...honestly, I'll be doing good if I get out one a week.
And please pray for us, and for all the small businesses and speakers of Truth that are making this decision that may very well be the death knell for their business.
O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth. But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God. It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know and feel myself so totally in God's hands."
— Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
"When evil darkens our world, give us light. When despair numbs our souls, give us hope. When we stumble and fall, lift us up. When doubts assail us, give us faith. When nothing seems sure, give us trust. When ideals fade, give us vision. When we lose our way, be our guide! That we may find serenity in Your presence, and purpose in doing Your will."
—John D. Rayner
"O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at the last.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen."
—Cardinal John Henry Newman
"Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word."
—Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians, 2:16–17
"Lord, our God, we are in the shadow of your wings. Protect us and bear us up. You will care for us as if we were little children, even to our old age. When you are our strength, we are strong; but when we are our own strength, we are weak. We now return to you, O Lord, that we may never turn away again."
—St. Augustine of Hippo