Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Where She's "As Techno As She Wants to Go"

" ... for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." ... James 1:20


Still here!

Just taking part in some old-fashioned Avoidance Therapy which sounds cowardly to some, but rather biblical to me --

"Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels."   ... 2 Timothy 2:23

"It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling."   ...Proverbs 20:3

Good gracious. Don't people realize if they sow hatred they'll later reap headaches and lousy attitudes? And if you won't give mercy to others they won't give it to you?

I'm thinking not.


Anyway, outside my windows we've had grey, but inside, all this yellow, green and red keeps me in a sort of perpetual springtime. I do love how we can customize parts of our life with our imagination (and paint, fabric, wallpaper and candles).

And speaking of cowardly (above), a young Facebook friend said he'd 'developed a mentality of what it is to be "old."' Here's the first thing on his list--

1.) "I am afraid of new technology. I want to use what I have and not adopt anything new."

Hmm. Ok, yes, sometimes. But what I think? They're not always mutually inclusive.

Take me, for example. Three years ago I decided--personally--I've got enough technology. I don't need more. I can already--

... find my way around a computer.
... handle email, Facebook, Twitter and blogging.
... order groceries, stamps, books, furniture, etc. online.
... watch tv shows online.
... add books to (and read from) my (free) Kindle.
... listen to music online.
... dial a cellphone in an emergency.

Do you know all the hours those things require?? Eegads.

So, enough. Back in 2014 I made this 'quality decision': new technology will keep happening, but it'll happen without me.

Am I afraid of it? A tad, but mostly, no. I just don't need more. I don't want more. It's already using too many hours of the relatively few God will give me on Earth.

And there is more to Life, you know.

And frankly--lately--I've felt too techno. I listen to this turbulent, arguing world and think, "Too much information. Ugh."

What I want, instead? More of God. His incredible, headache-free peace. And non-disappearing joy. And love that cannot stop. 

And never can you get too much of those.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden {and} overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]"   ... Matthew 11:28

Want more verses about the dangers of strife? Go here.

Having a problem with people who believe so very differently than you? This may help.


During my Avoidance Therapy, I became addicted to discovered Hotel Impossible. Love it! Especially when truth is exposed, people change and rooms get made-over.

Find lots of free episodes online here.


Have your Valentines all ready to mail?

And just for you, here's a vintage song about love.




Saija said...

i'm canadian and i'm running for the hills with all the negative political stuff nipping at my heals ... so i like to come read your blog ... or make posters and share them ... with encouraging words on them ... (usually "liked" by both sides of the political field) ... mostly i'm glad that Jesus is the REASON for my happiness in every season ...

Betsy said...

I have nothing more to add. You've hit the nail on the head with this post. People say I'm burying my head in the sand, but I prefer to think that I'm putting my trust in the only One who can actually help. Thank you for your wise words today.
Blessings, Betsy

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

As always, your post was excellent and I also appreciate the links you shared [love Joyce Meyer!]

Have a nice day! :)