Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Time Thyself

This drawing, created by Fuschia Macaree (but with a few pitfalls digitally added by me), almost needs no additional comment.
The internet has so much to offer: knowledge, friendship, information, inspiration...which can often add up to a whole lot of wasted time. It has probably happened to you. (It sure has happened to me.) You hop online just to check one thing...and before you know it, the day is half gone. Or all gone. And you are full of much rightly-placed domestic guilt. We simply cannot let our online lives take over our REAL ones. The simplest solution in the world is: Surfer, Time Thyself.

Use a watch with an alarm.

Grab an egg timer from the kitchen.

Set your iPhone to yell at you. (Alarmed is a great app for that.)

But do not, I repeat, DO NOT think, "I'll only be on here for a moment."

(And now, Heidi preaches to herself:)
The web is fun and educational and has its place, even for encouraging and loving one another. But the good work that God has given you to do begins in your own home, with the people and the tasks over which he gave you charge. Your children. Their education. The dishes. Even the dirty toilet.

May we always keep the first things first and the last things last!

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Heidi Schaap

Heidi is a child of God, a homemaker, wife to a studly backyard lumberjack, and homeschooling Momma to nine fun, highly energetic outdoorling children. Her family homesteads a small patch of woods in Ohio and when Heidi’s not in the kitchen baking bread or cookies, she’s growing veggies, playing tag with dairy goats, and shooing chickens off the front porch. Heidi loves books, natural living, and coffee…Actually, let’s put the coffee first. She is the author of Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers, a book she hopes will bless you immensely.

1 comment:

Scrappernana said...

Amen, Sister! Time flies faster in front of the computer than anywhere. I should park here while I'm waiting for the pot to boil...or maybe not!