No, not as in getting news quickly, but in the sense of going without. I’m planning to do an experiment this week. I have decided that news and politics are distracting me from what is really important in my life right now. So I’m planning to watch/listen to/read NO news this week (at least not on purpose) and see if I can keep my mind focused more where it should be. I have struggled with clutter in my house over the years, but this is the first time I have really done serious battle with the clutter in my mind. In the spirit of Philippians 4:8, I’m hoping to sweep out not only the malicious and sinful, but also the extraneous and discouraging. When I think about it, current news just really doesn’t fit at all into this list.
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
And yes, that will mean that I won’t read a lot of my subscriptions on xanga. In fact, I may not read any of them…I’ll just see how it goes. This could be difficult, so I’ll have to approach it cautiously, knowing my record of falling into the black hole of cyberspace.
I may post if I have any swelling thoughts that spill over and need to be expressed, but I’m planning to do some serious curtailing of my (and my children’s) Internet time.
If you care to pray for me, that would be wonderful. Have a great week, everyone!