Guest Post, Jennifer “Birdie” Visconti Shawker, Communications Coordinator
A punched card or punch card is a piece of stiff paper that can be used to contain digital data. Early digital computers used punched cards as the medium for input of both computer programs and data.
I remember as a little girl in the 1970s, my Dad would give my sister and I punch cards he no longer needed to color with crayons. He would take us to work and show us enormous cold rooms with huge machines called computers. We had the first personal computer of just about anyone I knew in the early 80’s. I think it was from Texas Instruments.
Now in this time of pandemic, we hold supercomputers in our hands in the form of phones! We must physically distance ourselves due to COVID 19. But we possess this amazing technology that makes it possible to share our thoughts, feelings, and ideas with each other on social media.
We can even have church, or concerts, or take dance lessons. Remarkable. Simply remarkable. It’s not the same as physical touch. But it is a manifestation of our Connectedness that is tremendously powerful.
If you are not on social media, consider exploring it. Follow our church on Facebook. We will live stream our services from there, every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. while our doors are closed due to government recommendations. We may be physically distant, but we can still be social!
If you are on social media, keep sharing friends; the good, the positive, and even the vulnerable moments. Love can be expressed in many ways. Why not digitally, too? #Iloveyou!
Yours in Faith and Trust,
P.S. Thank you, Dad!
Your giving is especially important during this time! If you find this information spiritually supportive, please consider a contribution. Click here to donate. Or mail a check to Unity Church of San Antonio, 8103 Broadway Street, Suite 210 San Antonio Tx 78209