Not Another Penny

by Paul on July 29, 2008

David Watson asks,

“If you never got another penny, what would you do to obey God’s call?”

He always follows the first question with another,

“Why aren’t you doing it now?”

Let me refocus the question: If you want to reach the Online Generation, what can you do – right now – with no money and just a limited amount of time?

Get a Facebook Account

If you do not have a Facebook account, stop reading right now and jump on over to and sign up. The account is free. Social networking doesn’t get any easier. Update your Facebook status at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you will be on your way.

Summize Prayer

Go to and type the word ‘Pray’ into the search box. Spend five minutes praying for people on Twitter asking for prayer. If you want to let them know you prayed, sign up for a free Twitter account here. On Summize you can hit the ‘Reply’ button and immediately reply to prayer requests.

Start a Blog

Blogs are like online journals. The best blogs are updated at least five times a week. If you want to commit to a blog, you can get an account with Blogger. It’s free! Some of my favorite bloggers are Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Carlos, Anne Jackson, and Tall Skinny Kiwi. They’re a pretty diverse bunch, and will expose you to a variety of blogging styles. They’ve been blogging for years, so don’t let their blogs intimidate you.

There you go. Three easy and free ways to engage the Online Generation.

Time and money should never stop you from obeying God. There is always a way if you love Him enough to find it.


If you use any of the above, I’d like to know. Please post a link to your Facebook profile, blog URL, or Twitter account in the comments section. I’d love to get to know you.

I added a link to my ooVoo account in the tool bar to the left. Feel free to ooVoo me. Even if my status is set to ‘Available,’ I may have just stepped out of the office or be on another call. Leave me a message and I will call you back.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

anne jackson July 29, 2008 at 9:16 am

awww, thanks for the link love, paul!

Paul D. Watson July 29, 2008 at 10:00 am

Thanks for blogging, Anne! I really appreciate it!

mnphysicist August 14, 2008 at 5:08 am

Wow… I had no idea one could use twitter and summize in such a fashion. That is incredibly cool. My twitter is

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