Wednesday, December 13, 2006

abstinence

I feel that God may be calling me to pull back a little bit. Thursdays and Saturdays are days that I'm home with my family. I think I'm going to try to practice the spiritual disciple of abstinence on those days, abstinence from blogging that is. I love blogging, but I need to practice slowing down.

For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
"In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength."
- Isaiah 30:15

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

John's Two Cents --

1) Make some hot cococa, tea, coffee and go for a walk with your wife in the park away from the mall and the commercialism.

2) Spend time talking with your children and really finding out what is going on in their lives.

3) Consider shutting off the TV for a day or more. Listen to Christmas music or if inclined to sing as a family.

4) Watch a "Charlie Brown Christmas" on video or DVD. Contemplate if you were Linus how would you have explained the true meaning of Christmas to Charlie Brown.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight,

John Flores
Friso, Texas

PS.

"God bless us - everyone".

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I'm putting my soapbox in the garage for now.

bandlady said...

This is a good plan, Jason. I love reading your blogs, but family should always come first!

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

Love that flick. I show it to my school kids every year!

JD said...

That is the main reason that I don't blog for, what seems at times, a week or two. I work on things and reply to other posts, but replies don't pull at my brain as hard as the actual posts sometimes. With all the stuff going on at home, accounting this week at work, and finishing the last FPU class tonight, it has been busy.

PAX
JD

Anonymous said...

Good! But like the other abstinence issue, it only works if you are completely serious about it Jason. Don't let temptation to blog cause you to blog!

Mike