A Challenge to be Focused, Intentional - Reading List

A Challenge to be Focused, Intentional

Friday, August 09, 2013

Being un-wired in this society sounds like an oxymoron at first - right?  I mean in some form we all carry a device that will connect (mostly wirelessly) to other people.

Personally I never considered myself addicted to any kind of "wired" product.

I have never had a smart phone or such similar device. I still use a flip phone that barely supports texting!  I know amazing right?

In my house we have one laptop, that sits stationary on a table ninety-five percent of the time, and one desktop that is tucked in a corner of the living room.

And my Kindle is the original - strictly for reading books or ordering new books from Amazon - nothing else.

Most of the time I'm perfectly happy with this set up - then I see someone whip out their fancy "modern, up-to-date" phone while I'm out and I feel that tiny pull of desire... the feeling of entitlement to get one for myself. Luckily, I've been able to stay on top of that pull so far - there is really no need for such gadgets in my life right now (that could always change...).


But I really enjoy the way Sarah Mae writes, so when her book The Unwired Mom came out, I knew I would read it, even if I didn't think I was the audience.

Then I found out I am the audience, well sort of.  You see, I might not escape into the cyber world that she is discussing, but I am very good at hiding in my own world to avoid the responsibility that are in front of me - and I have two gorgeous such responsibilities that are full of love and boyish giggles. Or maybe it's more accurate to say I lack a sense of intentionality in my mothering on a day-to-day basis.

Of course my time on the computer, in front of the TV, could be lessened, and focused...

And that is exactly where the 14-day challenge calls to me - the need to be intentional with my time.  To be intentional with the time I spend on the computer - blogging, working my business, socializing. To be intentional with the time I spend with each of my littles - teaching, training, enjoying, living. To be intentional with my worship times - Bible reading, praying, studying.  The list can go on and on.

So I realize I might not be the center target audience, but a need to challenge my focus for 14 days,  that is for me.  And that is why, for the next 14 days, I am going to join with some other faithful ladies and try to be focused - to be intentional - to have balance in a life that can easily get off balanced.

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