My Tech-Minimized/Old Fashioned Life

My goal is not necessarily to be in the dark ages with no electricity at all (actually, I would probably do fine with that), but I have a goad to minimize tech and it’s over-reach in my life. I do not believe a high-tech life makes anyone’s life better. May make it more convenient or more comfortable. May promote laziness and kill traditional store fronts over time that cannot compete with prices with littleoverhead. May be a tool of greedy people to gain power. So many options, but rarely does it make life or social interactions better. Often, it is quite a bit worse. And I do not like who I am with a phone in front of me all the time. Best thing I ever did was get off all anti-social media and minimize tech in my life. I do not auto-pay any bills. I do not have many online accounts at all. I am old fashioned by choice and love it. My kids love it. My husband loves it. I get things done. My house is clean and organized. My kids and I converse eye to eye, face to face. It is amazing how much better behaved my kids are when they know they have my attention. Yes, I have to call people to find somethings out that people foolishly only post on Facebook which I have no access to, but when the right people know I am not on social media, they call me or text (because most people do not people anymore) and I find out what is important and beautifully ignore what is not. Life has enough distractions. And I sincerely feel I have a close relationship to God because I am not on antisocial media or unnecessary tech. It was hard to find time before because extra time was taken being anti-social. Without that, I have time to be vailable and be still with God and read my Bible and it is so very cool! That is the best thing of all. Praise God for releasing me from that horrible addiction. 1 year sober now! Woo hoo!😄❤

Facebook God

If you spend more time on Facebook and other social media and tech and games than you spend on God and loving and/or serving people, Facebook has become your god. And that is serious. I am proof you live happier and better and in obedience free of social media. I was addicted and it had become my idol and now I am free of it. I only blog for ministry and check my email and that is it for tech in my life. I want no more of it. I want God to be God in my life. I do not want Him to return and not be ready or worse, to have an idol of social media in place of Him. God deserves so much better; in fact, He deserves everything.❤

Satirical Distractions

I am sarcastic. And contrary to who might believe differently, I am very intelligent in a lot of areas. No one is intelligent in every area. Lol And I love satire. It makes me think while making me laugh, the absolute best combo to me in a man, in words, in pictures or movies, whatever. So stumbling upon Babylon Bee, I started appreciating their satire on some of the unacknowledged (within the church) flaws of the church. And I love Calvin & Hobbs for the he same reason, speaking of life and humanity. Far Side had some good stuff, you get my point. But it is ironic that as one walks around right now, it is strongly as the he hough we are walking around in a satire. And I only realize this because of following a strong conviction to stop wasting valuable time on anti-social media and start living life fuller, making eye contact when speaking, no tech during conversations or at dinner anywhere, etc. And I, waking up from the fog I had not realized I was accustomed to, looked around and saw zombies. People giving likes, sharing how amazing they are to the universe, communicating without saying one word of substance or complete truth or actually talking. They were glued to their anti-social media addiction during dinner out, walking together, on dates (every one would be a first and last date lol), not making eye contact, avoiding a real conversation, etc. Noone touched, no one acknowledged a human around them. It was like a satire of what life would be like if zombies did invade and then started liking our tech and using it. And I guess if I were trying to keep people distracted from the truth that would be an invaluable tool. Get them hooked on themselves and feeling like they are doing something worthwhile while quite the opposite is true. And so many words that so not mean exactly what was understood leave one wondering if truth matters to anyone anymore or just perceived truth. Anyway, got me thinking and thankful God helped me to quit my anti-social media addiction and wake up to His absolute truth. How much richer my life is with Him and with truth! I am free! I can be fully doing what I am supposed to be doing. It is beautiful!!! And my kids are so much happier and laughter filled now too. Truly beautiful! I am thankful! ❤