Although the current rules in our state prohibit meeting in restaurants at this time, there are other ways we can get together.
We have to meet. God did not intend for us to be hermits.
And let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made the habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25
So, what are some solutions? How can Christian Writers meet at this time?
Thanks to technology, we have several ways to meet. These are listed in no particular order. I have used all and like them all.
1. Facebook Messenger Video Chat: Calls are free and so easy. Go to the person's name, or type it in the search bar, then click the little camera. Poof the call will ring!
One day I went to Facebook Messenger, clicked Greta's name and called her using the video app. Now, she happened to be at work at the time, (I didn't know), BUT later that night my Messenger brrrrringed. I looked, and there was Greta's lovely face. We video chatted for about half an hour. What a delight it was to see someone and talk with them. I also use this almost on a daily basis to visit with my three-year-old grandson.
2. Google Hangout. This is also a Video Chat. If you have Google email, down at the bottom you will see the phone You can set up a video chat by clicking on the phone.
My four siblings meet on Google Chat every Tuesday night for one hour. Each one lives in a different state, yet we are able to connect, have tea, talk about our week, laugh, chat...and oddly enough not argue like we used to as kids!
3. Zoom. Zoom is still free for the first 40 minutes. Go to Zoom.com and download the app. Then click "host a meeting". You can choose who to invite, what time the meeting starts, and more. Please be sure to click that you want the meeting with video so you can see each other.
4. SKYPE. Of course there is the old stand by, Skype. I use to use that
All of these are free. All produce great quality. All will brighten your day.
There may be a Christian writer who is longing to chat with someone else. A young parent who would like to chat with another adult. A working person who would like to chat with someone who understands the crazy fun world of writing. It's no fun to be alone...
Look at the list in the left column of some of our folks. Is there someone you could chat with?
Goal: set aside fifteen minutes to be a friend to another Christian Writer between now and January 31st. THEN, tell us in the comments how it went. I have a feeling you're going to say you had a wonderful time connecting with another writer. 😎
Photo of tree take in the UP by Mary Vee