Have you ever noticed how much white noise is in your life?
As a teenager, I started turning on music to fall asleep at night. I've never driven more than 10 seconds without the radio on, unless the cell phone's to my ear, that is. Until a couple weeks ago, our TV was on for many hours over the course of a day. And if I'm not being entertained by TV, there is always the infinite internet as a colossal time-waster.
I wonder what would happen if I took all this white noise and mindless entertainment away? Would I be able to hear the quiet, still voice of God more easily? Would I get better quality time with my family? Would I find that there are, in fact, enough hours in the day?
Tomorrow Ryan and I will begin a two-week media fast. No internet (except the occasional email checking for time-sensitive matters), no social media, no TV or movies, no music, newspapers, or magazines.
The timing seems uncanny, as we leave tomorrow for a weekend vacation in San Antonio with two other families. Three hours in the car with no music should make for great conversation! And a hotel room without a television on will be a first, too.
Don't get too stressed, bloggy friends (*read: family in other states). I will be sure to take lots of pictures over the next two weeks, and will fill in the days retrospectively when I get back.
Have I mentioned that my music obsession of 2011 has been Taylor Swift's new album, Speak Now? It's ah-mazing. I love almost every single song. Last night, Taylor won Entertainer of the Year on the ACM's, and rightfully so. Watch this performance earlier in the night. Adorable.
I am wife to Ryan, mother of two boys, and a makeup artist. I love Jesus and people. Our family is from Atlanta, and moved to Waco, TX to enroll in a discipleship training school at Antioch Community Church.
Full funding to come in for our June mission trip to Indonesia!
Holden is entered into a lottery to get into a Montessori Magnet School for Kindergarten next year. Pray he gets accepted!
This Week's Memory Verses
1 Peter 1:13-15 "So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God's obedient children. Don't slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn't know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy."