Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I am taking an online fast. A sabbatical. A break. A stepping away from what can become a substitute for time with God.

I read many blogs by renown authors and writers. I follow some significant thinkers on Twitter and I keep connected with dear friends and distant family via Facebook. However, my attention to these things has consumed more of my time than I anticipated and Ecclesiastes 5:7 is beginning to resonate: "Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God."

I love to know the answers. This has led to something unexpected. When I read a mainstream press article about why we are so tied to our smart phones, I was shaken by the realization that I had become addicted. The Internet was an idol. Google was my worship service. “I can find the answer to anything” was my hymn. Time to log off and readjust the priorities, tune in to the God who speaks.

God is calling me to a time of silence. Of seeking him. Exclusively.

I do not know how long this time will be. I do not know if I will return to this medium. Everything is up for elimination, including my iPhone.

I ask your prayers - for wisdom, clarity and a heart to seek first his kingdom. Ears to hear his voice. A life that is lived worthy of his calling.


  1. Godspeed. This is a wise and worthy consideration. Love you!

  2. Be still and know that I am God... excellent example for all of us.

  3. Wise words. I have thought the same thing a few times. It's so easy to become addicted. I take your words as a challenge to myself to stay balanced. Thanks!

  4. Love the picture. As you travel on to the next phase of the journey, may God bless you. If/when you do reconnect, holler. Thanks for the interactions.

  5. Not sure if your still there, whoever you might be that posted this. I just need to say thank you.

    Somehow I found this page. It's hard to describe in words....saying that it was just what my spirit was looking for and needed without me even looking...sounds corny and doesn't quite have the resonant tone that I want what I'm trying to say to have.

    So simply put, I'll say thank you. I'm glad I found this page. It was just what I needed to see right this very moment in my Life.