If you read my previous post, then you know that I’m trying my best to break free from an “addiction” to online news media. And then you might also notice that this new post is merely one day since the last one. That has never happened before. Like a smoker who habitually reaches for a cigarette, I continue to sit down at the computer on a regular basis, only to remind myself that CNN isn’t an option.
So then what? I open my latest Word document and write for a while, and as the minutes turn into hours I realize I’m getting more work done. I spend time reading more blogs, commenting, sending emails to people I’ve been thinking about. I make that phone call, write that letter. All that stuff I wasn’t doing before is now getting done!
The other night I was commenting on an atheist’s blog when my husband asked me what I was doing. We then got into a much-needed conversation about faith. The addicted-me would have filled his ears with all that negative news. How sad and counterproductive that would have been!
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Phil. 4:8