Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What's On Your Heart?

What is on Your Heart?

I am just So thankful for technology !!

Without my computer I would not be able to write or receive a letter, a note, a discount, or a lesson plan from my son's teacher. I would not be able to see my sweet daughter's face, who is away @ college, each day via SKYPE. I would not be able to BLOG, nor would have I met any of you and be blessed by the gift of your friendship!!!

Without my IPhone I would not be able to grocery shop and find the ingredients for the dinner I am going to prepare via the AllRecipes App, or stay on budget using my calculator for the groceries I am purchasing. I would not be able to receive that text from my Son that says "I Love you Mom!" just because and make my whole day! Nor would I be able to watch the videos of my grandchildren during those times I am just missing them like crazy! I wouldn't be able to FaceTime my husband with one of the many "How do I do this?" Showing him what it is I am doing & he is able see on my phone exactly what I'm doing and viola'... then He can share the instructions! Love it! I would not be able to read God's Word or send a Scripture to a friend that will bring Hope to their day!

Without my IPad I would not be able to read more than one book at a time as well as not having to carry the actual book. They are all in my IPad. I would not be able to check my email, or play BeJeweled during that 10 or so minutes, while I am waiting to pick up my Son. I wouldn't be able to check my bank balance, or watch a GodTube video or a funny YouTube video. I would not be able to watch a movie, or better yet, catch a sermon from my Pastor ~ Pastor Craig Groeschel

In today's society I know many who say the Internet is from the enemy or it consumes us! For some, sadly those statements are true. Many marriages have been broken, due to pornography being sooo accessible or meeting someone online via Facebook or some other social network. I know as a mother and a blogger, one issue continually comes up....Are we spending too much time on the Internet ?? Balancing our time is sooo important and always remembering our priorities! Quiet time with the Lord and being with our family is first and foremost. Using the Internet to bring Glory to God or to encourage someone in HIM is what I hope to accomplish! The rest of it ~ Is just icing on the cake!

So, tell me...What's on Your Heart today? If you would like to share your heart please join in here


The Real Me!

Oh I admit that gadgets definitely make life a little easier but yes they can suck the time right away if we aren't careful. I try to use mine as a tool and not abuse it.
Great post my friend.

Nana's Nuggets

Good Morning Loren, yes~ all of these gadgets(as I call them) make life really easy sometimes and yes I think one can be comsumed by it all, but I also think that one can balance it out and just enjoy all the little extra's. I don't have a lot of these but am content w/what I have.LOL!! BTW~ we have not seen pics of those Grands in a while! Would love to see them!! Hope you have a Blessed and Happy:) Day.

Girly Muse

I love this post! It is hard at times to not be balanced with all the technology at our tips, but man, does it make life interesting and fun! XOXO

Betsy from Tennessee

Hi Loren, I was thinking about all of this modern technology that we CANNOT do without these days... Then I got to thinking about God ---and how much we all need God MUCH MORE than technology in our lives....

I do think we need less technology and more nature... When we hike or camp --we get away from some of that technology.. I hate to see kids with their cellphones-- even using them at the dinner table or restaurants. OR--when people talk on their cellphones LOUDLY in restaurants... JUST RUDE.. (IMO)...

SO---let's balance our lives --and get away from this technology at times...

God Bless.


THere never was a more true post Loren. We have to be so very careful that what could be used for good, ere it turn into a trap or snare. I know I had to learn this lesson the hard way(with my blog). A couple of years ago it took on a life of its own and consumed me. I feel like I have put it in it's place. Thank for the reminder, and I feel the same way...SO THANKFUL for those that I have met(namely you) via the web. Hugs my friend.


Thanks for a very thoughtful post. I know I would be lost without my computers, iPad, and iPods. Technology is capable of enriching our lives, but, as you point out, technology can be misused and bring heartache and troubles. I know I sometimes feel that I spend too much time sitting in front of a computer screen rather than being outside.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

great post - i use my iphone for many things too, like i have the message bible on it and i read a daily devotion on it and i also have a commentary loaded on it! so we can use the internet and gadgets for good! it's a choice!


You are right; we have to find a balance. But I am so thankful for technology as well. It definitely makes our lives easier.


You said it so well. Technology is so important if we want to communicate with our families and stay current, but the One we need to communicate with the most comes first!

Beth E.

I don't have an iPad or iPod, but I definitely appreciate having a computer and a cell phone!

After a particularly challenging year of health issues in my family, I learned that there is so much more to living life than spending so much time online. Don't get me wrong...I still enjoy blogging, facebook, etc. I just try, now, to have some balance with it all. :-)

This is a very thought-provoking post, Loren!


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