Revisiting a post written several years ago …
Before we started our Lucerne Tree business, before I joined Facebook … before our having to discipline our teenage daughters’ computer and cell phone times …
I wonder just how quickly the boundaries shift or “vanish” … and realize, again, that my habits set the tone for the family, and set an example for my children.
Just after we started our homeschooling, I re-evaluated my schedule. I realized that things were not in balance. I went to pray. The Lord really convicted me about my time spent on my computer.
I realized that I spent hours at my laptop every day. I love to read, and research, create and write. I love to read new posts on my favourite blogs. I love to receive emails and write and encourage others.
Isn’t this my “ministry” while I live on a farm so remote and far from everyone?
But I spend too much time here everyday.
So, I committed my time to the Lord anew. I took my handy kitchen timer and placed it on my desk. I now limit my computer time to 1 hour for the day. For everything. Emails, posts, writing, reading, creating my own pages, whatever. When that bell rings, I must stop.
My hubby is glad. My children are very glad.
This is right. And I am so grateful that the Lord stirs my conscience and urges me to hear His soft voice. May my use of my time honor Him.