We have, indeed, returned to the land of technology.
We actually did get our Internet (and cable) back on Monday, as hoped for. But it’s been a busy week, and blogging just wasn’t high on the priority list. For the two of you that have missed our fairly frequent updates, I apologize!
Prior to the “outage”, I had been stewing in a really awful funk for a few weeks, and I felt like the joy had left our little world. I was unenthusiastic, unproductive, and unhappy. Just living through life had kind of become drudgery, and the longer I sat in this “yuck”, the worse it got.
Fortunately, our break from technology was well-timed. Truly, it was a gift from God to be able to simplify and be free of distractions. By getting rid of those distractions, it freed up a lot of time that I didn’t even know that I had to really focus on the Lord, and what He wants from me right now.
When the technology returned, I found I hadn’t missed it all that much. Yes, it’s nice to be able to check my email and catch up with friends on their blogs. Yes, I like to veg out with some Food Network every once in a while. But my perspective on all of those things has changed a good bit. It isn’t as necessary as I thought it was. And life is good.
Things haven’t been perfect, and I haven’t been perfectly joyful. My priorities often still work themselves out of whack. But I was, and am, thankful for my break. And most of all, I’m really excited about the work that God is doing in our house right now… what a privilege to see glimpses!