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Technology Sabbath

I love technology. It has done great things for me, my family, my friends, the world.  Seriously, I am so thankful for it.  I heard a sermon today that said “Love, in it’s essence is the giving of yourself away.  If someone watch you live for a month, what is it that they would say you LOVED?”

I love technology.  I give my self away to it day in and day out.  It is sick. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love technology for all of its upsides. I can be on a blog that maybe some people read… I can update files on my Google Drive account any where at any time. I can Facebook my face off. I gain so much. But I also loose so much. I loose time with my loved ones. I loose time with my God. I loose time with myself. I become dependent. I can’t remember much anymore, because I NEED my iPhone calendar to do it for me. I am able to do so much more, because I have so many tools to help me, but is doing more really a good thing?

I read this article “Why I’m getting a Divorce in 2014.” Read it. It’s good. It will make you think. But don’t read the comments. Some people can be jerks, and say disrespectful things.  I often wish people commented on my blog, but then again I don’t.  I don’t want to deal with jerk comments. 

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Apparently, their parents never taught them that.  Or they have abandoned that logic entirely. Either way.

But on the bright side, I found a link in the comments to a Sabbath Manifesto.    I wrote in my 28 before 29 list that I want to take a technology sabbath for 6 hours at least once a week.  I think I want to do this whole list at least once a week. Seriously.  I miss having friends. Friends who were so busy.  Friends who weren’t dependent on their technology to keep them busy.  I miss saying “Hey, I’m coming over.” and we would actually hang out.  Now sometimes we just sit there, with our phones, updating our status and posting pictures with hashtags about all the fun we are having!!! Really, we do that. We all do that. And I’m sure you’re shaking your head in agreence that you do this too. 

What has been hard for you about technology? What are you missing out because of what you’ve gained? Is it worth it?

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