The Blessing of Being Disconnected

We finally have internet service at our house. After a month of being disconnected it is good to have back, especially since I manage the church website and we both rely on email for work and personal communication. Michelle and I both enjoyed spending the time reading, although I'm ashamed to admit that she redeemed the time better than me.

In a single month she has read Girl Talk and Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney et al, Passion & Purity by Elizabeth Elliott, and has just started Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Quest for Love by Elizabeth Elliott. She is also memorizing the entire book of James... talk about being an overachiever!!! I've started reading Holiness by J.C. Ryle, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper, and re-reading The Cross of Christ by John Stott (among several others that I have been reading off and on).

We have all become so reliant on the internet but our experience shows it may not be a bad idea to take a sabbatical from it every once and a while. Although ours wasn't planned, we did find the time to be very rewarding.

1 comment:

Worship Leader Ron said...

I love "Brothers, We are not professionals" It was my first Piper book and blew me away. I reread it after finishing it because It was so refreshing to me at the time I read it given the circumstances of my life (the college I attended where Piper is not welcome!).

I envy your disconnection. I could stand to unplug a few "necessary" appliances in my house as well.
Good for You !!!