The internet is a strange place. On one hand, it is full of wonderful information, on the other, it can be an out of control vortex that sucks you in and sucks the life out of you.
I enjoy writing. I enjoy the challenge of learning new things about the internet. I enjoy interacting with people online, and reaching out to others with the love of Christ. But, I do not enjoy how much time can be wasted staring at a screen. I don’t want that for me, I don’t want that for my kids, and I don’t want that for my readers.
It’s a balance. You cannot simply let the internet happen to you and your family. It is a tool, and like any tool, it has it uses and it’s place. Use it properly and keep it in its place, and you have a wonderful resource. Use it improperly and let it get out of control and you have a monster.
Because I run a blog, I must be online. But, it is entirely up to me how much time I spend online and how productive or unproductive that time is. I cannot let it become a mindless escape.
I have to live an offline life.
I just learned of an ebook from Sarah Mae on this very topic. The title says it all – The Unwired Mom (affiliate link). As I’ve been reading through it, I’ve found it to be so refreshing!
This ebook is only $4.99 and could potentially save you from making the horrible mistake of living your life online until the day you look back with regret.
It’s all about balance. It’s all about living an abundant life in Christ. It’s all about being present in your family, not glued to a screen.
Live your offline life first so what you do online is vibrant and real, encouraging and inspirational.
What will you be doing this weekend to live life offline?