Two weeks ago, I wrote about my fraudulence and quoted Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s book, The Wisdom of Stability: “Maybe demons kill, but we’re often more comfortable with the frenetic forces that drive us here and there than we are with the radical new way of life that Jesus brings,” (38, The Wisdom of Stability). I didn’t get specific in that post with my confession, as the larger point was this: we must be ruthless when dealing with sin.Continue Reading
Yesterday, I wrote about my wrestle with the self and the smartphone. (Read When Your Right Hand Causes You to Sin: Part I and Part II). However, I think writing about my abuse of technology will probably parallel the experience of writing about the importance of exercise – and then not exercising for 6 weeks.
My words, even my CONFESSIONS, expose my own hypocrisies.
Or maybe, if I were to be more generous, it’s less about my deliberate hypocrisy and more about my humanity. I never write anything I don’t mean. The real trouble I have is living into the words that I mean.
You haven’t expected to hear from me?
It’s true. I’m in the process of writing a book. And have I mentioned that the editor has asked for a first draft by August 1? This would only seem overwhelming if you’ve given a thorough look at the calendar. I’ve only gone so far as to count the weeks that remain until the end of the school year.
I take this to mean that if ever I have needed habits of personal discipline, the moment is now. And I want to share with you how I’m learning to steward my resources of time and energy, even love, as I work to meet this deadline.
Parenting expert and international bestselling author Barbara Coloroso was a recent guest on Lorna Dueck’s Context TV program.
My friend, Christina Crook, who works with Lorna at Context TV and spent time with Barbara, tweeted Coloroso’s personal rule for social media engagement:
It is true, necessary, kind?
Christina mused just what kind of internet world it would be were we all to follow this rule.
Yesterday, I saw another tweet for a link recommended by a fellow Redbud writer. The post is called, “Proverbs for Social Media,” and Rachel Marie Stone points to Proverbs 18:2 as a consideration for joining the virtual conversation: