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Friday, April 23, 2010

i'm back from my media fast!!


You may not have even known I was gone but our whole family was challenged and enjoyed a 'media fast' while we focused on 'being still and knowing I am God' and reading Romans 12. That's right, no TV, no radio, no ipod or book tapes. We don't watch a huge amount of TV, mostly Netflix, but we do tend to turn on the other distractions. It was so good.

2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The whole chapter 12 is just so good! I am going to try to memorize this as a family but will not stress about it. Anyway, it was a great time of reflections and saying no to those media stimulations.

Now I will segway (how do you spell that?) into a look at my newest scarf I finished a couple weeks ago. Remember those leftover 5 sided grannies I made? Well, I switched up the look a bit with my leftovers. I think it was fun! I pray God will transform you this week to His perfect will.

3 comments:

Goodwife said...

What a cute idea for a scarf! I'm glad that your media fast was a blessing to your family!

Beth said...

Good for you! Oh that the word would become more dear - and this world would fade from my desires. Thanks for sharing! - scarf is way cool too.

Autumn Mist said...

I love the scarf. I love it when hubby turns the TV off in the evenings, it's such a blessing.

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