Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pet Peeve

I hate computers. I know they are a useful tool. I am using one right now. And if it weren't computers, it would be something else, like, say, TV.

What I really mean is this: I dislike greatly the extraordinary amount of time computers suck out of me, my husband and my children. Let's take morning for instance. I wander out into the kitchen and there is my Bible on the table. I have every intention of sitting down, cracking the pages and soaking it up. Oh, but the mudroom is filthy from two dogs who have been on purposely shedding every loose hair they possess, all over the floor, all night long.. I could make a pillow, just from this week! So I sweep. Then, I am hungry. I make breakfast. Oh, maybe I'll have an email, you know, the kind that encourages me, makes me smile or reminds me of some great spiritual truth that'll get me through the day. Or maybe someone left a comment on my blog!! So I turn on the computer. Nope. Just dumb spam stuff. I used to eat that stuff, now it's annoying me and not at all encouraging me!! Nope. Zero comments. Oh, I'll check out so and so's blog and see how they're the time I'm done, 30 minutes has passed and the girls are up and so far, all I've done really is sweep up dog hair and put food in my belly..

Now before you get all huffy, hear me out. I LIKE reading other people's blogs. They keep me informed, make me laugh and cry and make me feel like I'm part of something. I LIKE receiving email, from friends and loved ones, especially if there is something to pray for or about. They can be useful tools. I LIKE to write on my own blog...lots of people say they have been blessed by it.

Remember how I said computers suck time from us every day? Well, they don't suck time if I don't turn them on. Zero minutes are zapped unless I google "dog hair pillows." No seconds sucked into oblivion when the weather/radar/how -many- rain- drops- will- hit- the -house- by- 6:30--is left unchecked.!!

I love to write. I love to share my story with you. I am simply confronting the struggle in my heart. Usually, I do not open email, or even check my bestest blogs, until afternoon, when I am finished with school. That seems to be the best for me.

Don't worry. I'm not going to throw my computer out the window. I really don't hate it. It does have a usefulness. I do hate the urgency it adds to my life. Don't even get me started on texting or facebook....

Don't raise your hand to answer this question, especially if you're me---If I say I love God with all my heart, mind and soul(and I do), then wouldn't one way to keep that love alive and fresh and bold, be to spend time in the printed page, of the very words of God?

I think I need to put my broom away too................
Or shave the dogs...................

He is faithful,


Sarah said...

You are right, of course.
Many things can be thieves if we allow them to.
-without facebook I wouldn't know Hannah is sick (but getting better, PTL!)
-if you shave the dogs, they will be cold and the hair will just be shorter.
-I'm glad you like your broom ;-)

May God give us wisdom as we walk through each day!

Love you,

Waitingfaithfully said...

Very true words dear friend, and a battle that I also struggle with . . .

Several times God has told me to take a break--and I have. Several times I have thought I was very near quitting on my blog--because it seems to suck the time away. No. It DOES suck the time away. But, then I hear from people who have been ministered to (same as you have done for me) :) . . . and I keep writing. Thankful for the outlet . . . thankful for the support . . . thankful for the friendships . . . yet ever fighting the time sucking Internet monster!

Thank you for the "heart, mind and soul" reminder!