Monday, July 12, 2010

Growing Weary of the Internet

I haven't updated in a long time, I know!  I miss my bloggy world, but at the same time, I don't miss the time I've had to do other things.

Honestly, I have a lot of thing on my mind that I'd love to blog about, but just don't have the desire to sit at my computer and hash them all out...

I'd love to blog about legalism...
-How I'm growing to hate that word...
-How I think it gets thrown around WAY too much...
-How sorely misused it is...
-How that word has made many of my friends turn conviction into excuses (ex: "I felt like the Lord was telling me to not XYZ anymore, but so-and-so said to not become legalisic about it, so I'll just be more careful instead of cutting it out all-together"--thus they still have footholds in their lives)
-How bitter it sounds when people use it in judging others...
(*Don't get me wrong, I know there is a real thing as "legalism".  It is hurtful and destructive...I don't want to down-play that!  But, almost every time I've seen it mentioned in the past few years, it has been used loosely and wrongly.)

I'd love to blog about my first upcoming year of homeschooling...
-Why we homeschool...
-Why it's not legalistic (see above) to homeschool...
-What the Bible says about education...
-What we're using for curriculum this year...
-Why I couldn't care less about socialization...
-Why our decision to homeschool will not "ruin" our children...
-What my schoolroom contains and look like...
-Why I don't think you're wrong if you don't homeschool...
-Why I can't buy into the excuse "they're having a hard time being away from home, but it's good for them...".

I'd love to blog about my growing desire for more children...
-Why my children bless me...
-Why trusting God with my womb is not legalistic (see above)...
-Why I don't ever want to let my selfishness get in the way of the Lord's will...
-Why I *thought* I wanted a "break"...
-How I'm learning that sometimes God wants more children (for Himself) and I may be His means to accomplish that desire...
-How I delight in my duty and call to "trust the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding"...
-How my body was "bought at a price" and how bearing children is honoring to Him...

So, I may get around to these posts someday...but for now, I really am growing weary of the internet...sometimes the Lord uses it to encourage me...but lately (as you can tell from the three examples above) it's been causing me to grow weary...

Though at the same time, it's also causing my eyes to be opened, challenging my mind to become sharper, and deepening my convictions through the Word!

7 comments:

Hishandmaid said...

I love this! You copy and pasted my mind. Do you mind if I link to this post on my blog?

(((HUGS))),

Dianna

Growing Blessings said...

Grace,
I've felt the same way lately! My posts have been, well.....boring! I didn't know that this was your first year of homeschooling as well?!? I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Can't wait to read updates on your curriculum, school room, and beliefs. Take care of yourself and enjoy your "down time" ;)
Nicki
daveandnickiskids.blogspot.com

*Mirage* said...

You know I'm so with you on the legalism thing! ;) Well I think I'm with you on the other things too! Lol! Anyway just wanted to say don't push it, just wait and one day God will put a burning desire to blog one of those things into your heart, He'll give you the time to do it and the words and it will be better than trying to blog when you don't feel like being on the computer or something. :)

Greg, Jamie, and Jadyn said...

I am interested to hear what you have to say about homeschooling. My hubby and I are trying to figure out what we are going to do! I enjoy reading what other people who have the same values as we do have to say about homeschooling and how they got started.
Have a great day and break from the blogging world!
Jamie

Amy Matthews said...

I get the weary thing. I still miss you here though! I will be on looking for those posts if ever they come, I am very eager to hear about your curriculm though!

Jenilee said...

I've missed reading your posts! thanks for the update and I would love to read your thoughts on all of those things! :) enjoy your break... you just reminded me to do another homeschooling post about what we are doing next year! it will be our second year and I really can't wait. I could care less about socialization too! :) my girls get plenty at church and not all of it good either. ok - I'm rambling... :) have a GREAT week!

Diana said...

A year ago I took a year off from the internet... AND my computer. I didn't even want to look at it. I've been a graphics designer/web developer in some way since 1999 and I was sorely burned out. I couldn't even think anymore. So I brought in the money a couple other alternate ways. Eventually I was able to return to my work on the computer with a clearer mind and heart. But I never once missed my computer work in that year, or being on the internet. I can still live without it and will go days and days without doing anything online.

Oh sorry, I'm rambling like Jenilee, LOL! But you have kindred spirits here with you, Grace. We totally understand. And I would love to hear your thoughts on those things, too. :-)

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