18 July 2011

Thank God for Facebook

The internet is an amazing thing! I’ve found that practically nothing is off limits when it comes to making connections and building relationships. Whereas I would have a tough time finding one Britophile in Northwest Arkansas (it’s not like we have a local club or anything), I’m just one internet search away from hundreds—nay, thousands—of like-minded people.

I thank God for Facebook. It took me a very long time to finally give in, push the buttons, and enroll myself in the social-networking-genie that has officially taken over the world, but now that I’m in, I’m so glad! The wonderful fans of the Picture Britain FB page keep my spirits up with their timely encouragement and bubbling enthusiasm, and I have also just made a connection that could change all of my plans on going to England.

Not that I’m not going—far from it! Thanks to a providential connection through Facebook I have been re-introduced to an old acquaintance who I never knew was a Britophile, and she’s been to England. In fact she recently returned from attending a Bible school in England, and after seeing her photos and hearing her glowing reports I had to do more research. I’ve discovered that this could be the perfect way to see England: two months immersed in the Lancashire countryside in a venerable old manor house filled with scones and theologians.

What could be better?

I am very, very excited! All of a sudden England seems within reach. The Spring semester starts next April; perhaps by then I will have the money to fund such a venture. 



  1. Wow, Abigail, what an adventure that would be! And what a great way to see England.

  2. I know, wouldn't it? I can't wait!

  3. How exciting for you. I can't believe I missed the link to this post. Rob Whittaker, the principal, is amazing and he spoke at our church weekend away (My Roker/Seaburn post). I'll be following your stories with a slightly different angle now.


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