My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

28 October 2008

My internet fast: reflections and resolutions

I've been back from the internet fast for a while. Here are some thoughts and applications.
  • My relationship to the internet is definitely more love/hate than ever
  • The internet is a powerful tool and should be wisely used for great good by God's people
  • The internet is a powerful tool and can be wickedly used for great harm by anyone, God's people included
  • A month away from the incessant drumbeat of more information isn't enough to get me back to thinking more deeply. I need to read more books and less snippets.
  • James was right (1:14) -- Temptations come from within, whether laziness or impurity or otherwise. The internet, especially through anonymity, only fans the already-present flame. To think otherwise, to think we can avoid temptation by swearing off this or that, is foolish.
  • However, though temptation is unavoidable, wisdom will lead us to avoid it as much as possible
  • For now, I have decided to only read blogs of people I know personally. There are lots of great thinking and posting being done right now, but I simply can't keep up and am tired of trying. I have too many wonderful and powerful and proven books to read to wade through the good, bad and ugly of blogging. But I do want to keep up with friends and family!
  • I am officially quitting youtube...unless someone sends me a link to something worthwhile. Really, it's just a time waster and my schedule needs surgery right now.
  • I'm not sure if I'm going to keep blogging or not. I like the idea of a pastor being able to do a little more teaching and writing in a medium accessible to the congregation. But I'm not sure that I have a lot to say right now. As topics come up in my life and reading, I will likely still use the blog to attempt a small helpfulness to others.
  • I have decided to start a tumblr blog for my own sake: here I intend to post quotes, news stories, pictures, etc., that might be helpful in future lessons, articles or sermons. Feel free to follow along, but don't feel you need to. I'm using tumblr instead of blogger for this project because it is more user friendly and the tagging system is a little more intuitive.

4 comments:

Bringer of Truth said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but I really don't care. You're not special, you're boring. Your internet fast isn't in the least meaningful to me or to anyone else on this planet.

qishaya said...

abercrombie.us.com beautyWhere are some good spaces to find an Abercrombie Jeans Cologne magazine? One places is magazines. Many wellbeing and beauty magazines propose cologne and odor artifact reviews.Abercrombie Outerwear Some of them even have sample strips that you can open and actually get to smell the fragrance that they are reviewing for the invention line. Abercrombie Hoodies Another great place to find artifact reviews are Abercrombie Pant . EZines are online magazines and often sent to people in the transmit.Abercrombie Polo You can subscribe to artifact study eZines and You will find more information about the Wholesale actual belief jeans, Abercrombie Shirt many people are weird for export the jeans in fresh living.even cologne or scent eZines. Abercrombie fitch Men Many times you can demand from the editor of the eZine to do an exclusive type Shoes are very important to everyone, Our Abercrombie Tees will guard your feet. Abercrombie fitch Women of check for you.Abercrombie bag If you want to grip this effect line, you can ask them specifically to do an Abercrombie and Fitch Cologne review for you and the other readers. Abercrombie Slippers Most editors are forever looking for theme ideas and more than agreeble to help you out. Abercrombie Cap In their food. dealer, abercrombie and fitch (A&F), named the belt in a grievance. Abercrombie Scarves Employment law attorneys representing, Riam Dean, Abercrombie Shorts , cite disability discrimination in the ensemble and are claiming Dean is probable to persist for the next three living.Abercrombie and fitch, a New Albany, Ohio A&F trader, with over 300 food nationwide,Abercrombie And Fitch Jackets, is not unfamiliar with facing discrimination lawsuits. The clothing stored restrict has faced allegations in the gone for the Abercrombie Sweater giant

shoppingugg said...

Valentine’s day links london is express approaching and men across the links of london earth will start stress out about it. Most men, however, delay awaiting london links charms the last jiffy to goods their Valentine’s day gift. This is because charms links of london they’re whichever dreamy, languid or don’t have any thoughts to make the day unusual. links of london watches Luckily, Valentine’s day is a very painless incident to celebrate. links of london rings Here are some tips to duck being the average sweetie bracelet Joe this year! The two most communal gifts on Valentine’s day plants and chocolates. links jewellery These are very common because ladies like chocolate and flora are an image of honey. cheap links of london It is definitely recommended to give one or, both of these links london jewellery gifts to your female, however, why impede there? links of london sale baby and flowers certainly the way you feel about your youngster? links of london bracelet If yes, then maybe this is where you should rest. links london bracelet One of best other idea Links Of London . links of london charms For example,

kiara said...

Costa Rica Tours
Tours Costa Rica
Costa Tours Experts