Dusting Off the Old Blog…

April 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

She’s baaaack! 

So, how are ya? I’m absolutely, positively sure I am the most inconsistent blogger on the planet. It’s not a trait I’m proud of. 

I haven’t counted how many days we have until summer break, but I can tell you that there are too many. I’m sick of school. I took the kids this morning, and we live thirty minutes from their school. With traffic and rain, it took forty-five minutes to get there. Then thirty minutes to get home. If I’m going to drive for an hour and fifteen minutes, I want to be moving toward somewhere fun. But alas, I ended up back at home, where the laundry and unmade beds await. 

I’m discovering that I have a struggle, and I’m betting I’m not alone. I struggle with knowing too much about everyone I know because of Facebook and Twitter. I’m not hating, I love the connections I have, especially with those I never see. But if I overexpose myself to other people’s lives, I have a tendency to compare, to judge, to get frustrated and to basically waste time that could be spent doing good. And by “good”, I mean ANYTHING good, like playing with my kids, reading, making something, exercise, housework…things that actually improve my life and relationships. 

So I have to call on the power of the One who lives in me to give me the discipline I need to take a break. I am not strong enough to do it by myself. I like people too much, and I don’t like feeling isolated with my laundry. But if my mind is going to be healthy and focused, and if I want to be able to hear Him clearly, I have to shut down the chatter. And I don’t know what that will look like. Maybe limit myself to one Facebook visit a day, rather than checking it every time I use the computer. Or maybe a fast. Or maybe once a week. I’m not sure. 

This is going to be hard. Discipline is rarely fun. 

But this is going to be rewarding. Discipline usually is. 

So this is it…Anne: Unplugged. 

May God be glorified. 

 

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