Enter the Tomato...
And so what we have learned applies to our lives today,
God has a lot to say in His Book...
Larry, you know how I feel about that song... (the tomato is disgruntled)
You see, we know that God's Word is for everyone and now that our song is done we'll take a look!
Let's start with what we've learned.
Internet addiction is real. It affects everything in one's life. And I was held captive by it.
The internet is not inherently bad. Using it is not generally a sin. But using it as an escape from your real life and an alternative to seeking God is, at the core, idol worship. As much as I hate to admit it, I was worshipping internet forums. It sounds ridiculous, but anything that replaces God is idol worship. The time away gave me perspective. I discovered this passage:
Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
We (I) must reject the cherished sin in our lives!!! God wants to listen, to hear, and to answer us, but we need to give Him our praise & worship!
Lesson 1, check.
Lesson 2: Avoiding the internet saves me money!!
Part of what I was doing was looking at "neat things" online. And buying them. Lots of them. A lot of money has gone to diapers over the years, and currently it is yarn that has my affections. I can spend hours online just looking at yarn. I don't intend to buy any, but it somehow falls into my shopping cart. If I'm not online, I don't buy yarn.
Lesson 3: My children are interesting!
Having more time to focus on my family, I discovered how interesting it can be to have a conversation with my kids. They really are quite wonderful! And they get into less trouble when you don't have your face glued to a screen.
Let's move on to things that have changed since March 1...
Hosanna is 4 months old, teething, and eating solids!
Winter is gone and spring has finally arrived!!!
Everyone is finally healthy!
I took on the Sunday School Coordinator job at church!
Our pastor is leaving! :-(
My husband is learning Biblical Hebrew! And I can say the first 6 letters of the Hebrew alphabet! (Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Dalet, Hay, Vov!)
I'm sure there was more, but those are the big things.
I got a few things done while I was gone. I...
Finished knitting some socks.
Read 2 books!
Started organizing my craft/utility room.
So, those are the highlights & lowlights. Now I can blog again without feeling guilty!