Unplugged…

First of all, Thank you ALL so much for all the sweet birthday messages… I received LOTS of text messages, facebook messages, comments on here, cards and even a few sweet gifts! I feel very blessed and loved. Thank you!

So, if you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I used to be a GREAT blogger…. I posted almost every day and had good content. Then life really started happening for me! I love this place we call blogland, but sometimes I get very wrapped up in my computer time. Even though I haven’t been posting regularly, I find myself going through my google reader, wasting a LOT of precious time that I could be spending with my family.

Today is a great day to unplug. Please click on the box to learn more!!!
I’m going to take this even a step further… Back in January, we went to Westside CofC in Norman where my brother in law is the preacher. It was a great sermon that has really stuck in my mind. I never posted about it… but it has a lot to do with why I haven’t been as present in blogland.

The main question was:: What is the best use of your time in regards to your family?
Ephesians 5:15-16::
15 So be careful how you live. Donโ€™t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

Here are the five facts he presented that really got me thinking… (this is really more for me, as a reminder… you may balance things in your life better than I do. Being a working mom, I need all the help I can get. I cannot seem to be able to fit it all in.. I just need to look at doing some adjustments!) This lesson is in regards to things that we are or are not doing to build our relationship with God and our families.

#1 There is a cumulative value to investing small amounts of time in one certain area over an extended period of time. (5 minutes a day = reading all of Psalm, Proverbs & the New Testament in ONE year)
#2 Neglect also has a cumulative effect. (this one got me – not that I mean to neglect, but sometimes other things get in the way)
#3 There are rarely any immediate consequences for neglecting single installments of time in any area of life (this is where we get deceived)
#4 There is no cumulative value to the urgent things we allow to interfere with whats most important (what do I/You do instead)
#5 In the critical areas of life you cannot make up for lost time (is my family stronger now than it was a week, month or year ago?)

10 minutes a day (studying God’s word with my family OR something else…)
x365 x 18 years (the time I have with my child)
————————————
65,700 minutes!

I sincerely hope you were able to take something from this. I know I did…. Thank you Phillip!!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend…. I’ll be back on Monday!
~Suzanne


7 thoughts on “Unplugged…

  1. Suzanne, Thank you so much for this post…I have been struggling with my time on the computer since we have been sick/stuck at home and since I have a littel guy I can feed while on here too. I have been making myself spend less time on the computer and more time being productive elsewhere in my life. I am glad you had a good birthday…

  2. Suzanne, Thank you so much for this post…I have been struggling with my time on the computer since we have been sick/stuck at home and since I have a littel guy I can feed while on here too. I have been making myself spend less time on the computer and more time being productive elsewhere in my life. I am glad you had a good birthday…

  3. Thank you, Suzanne. I haven’t been blogging a lot either for the same reason. I don’t tend to do it when I could be spending time with family. I do it during MY time in the evenings, but I was letting other things go. It definitely wasn’t the best use of my time. I had heard some of my friends talk about how much of their day was spent blogging and reading other blogs, and I decided that I wasn’t going to contribute to that temptation as often. May sound a little silly, but I honestly felt bad for being someone who potentially caused someone else to neglect their families. I love you!!!!JB

  4. Your brother-in-law is a preacher. Your brother-in-law, Davey? WOW! Do you remember when I thought he was SO cute and we talked about him? I think this was during the fall retreat? I believe you and Joey came down from OC to work the retreat. Ahh memories.

  5. Ok, so I just realized that if I kept reading I would have discovered you were not talking about Davey. Sorry. I just got excited and start thinking. However…very thought provoking post.

  6. Awe…Happy 30th…you don’t look thirty yet! That cake looks soooo good! So glad you had a good time and what a sweet hubby and friends for surprising you!

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