August 5, 2009
Thanks so much for your encouragement and suggestions! We're doing really good. We watched our Food Network/Design Star episodes Sunday night, but since then we haven't turned the TV on. I has been difficult at times though. I actually called Brian this morning to ask permission to turn it on. :) I have a cold, and it's so easy to just sit and rest while the kids watvh TV, and I confess that is what I wanted to do. Brian laughed at me and said that I could do it, if my conscience would let me. Well, I didn't turn it on! Instead Jack and I sat at the front window and watched as a storn came in. He loved the lightning and the trees whipping around in the wind. I think God is teaching me a lesson about taking the easy way out. If I would have/could have turned on the TV I would have missed out on watching Jack have a blast just watching a storm, and telling him about how God made it. Why would I want to trade the priceless for the meaningless and worthless? I do this in other parts of my life too. I'll watch TV, or get online instead of reading God's word, or sitting and talking with Brian. Trading the priceless things in life, for the easier and worthless things. Thank you Lord for showing me my sin and giving me the way out of it!