So I got these BIG plans for the upcoming weekend and that is truly to try and NOT be online. Seriously! I love working remote but I definitely want to spend some time away from this bright light screen for a bit. Sitting here as early as 8 am until 7 pm most nights can take its toll and then have to jump on for other meetings and stuff for ministry. That is just a whole lot of activity and a need for a little bit of an escape.
We work online.
We pray online.
We meet online….
Everything is online … The “god of this age” is at war here –blinding our eyes from the natural things of this life. Not that technology is all that bad of course we need it and can reach across continents all over the globe. But here all day online is a bit much. I am ready to walk away for a much needed break.
I want to go outside and walk. I hope to read a non-electronic book. I will plan on writing in my journal. Catching up with folks not by screen, audio will work!
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28 MSG
Who would have know that staying at home and working at home would have been even more intense then getting up and out into the office. It is not like we are here doing nothing, but we are connecting everyday remotely even more so to keep abreast, stay in touch, strategize, continue to plan and execute an abundance of tasks.
It is a lot! I am ready to walk away for a bit! How about you??? You will not be able to catch me online this big holiday weekend… because this big plan of mine for the weekend is to STAY OFFLINE! Let’s see if that works for the most part. That is the goal.
Before we would gear up, pack our bags and set sail for the start of the summer. Now we are just as uncertain and wait to hear better news for a cure to this pandemic. God have mercy on us all.
The big plans now are to find a rest for a bombarded mind. Let’s try to stay away from the mental falls and be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Enjoy the long extended weekend all.