Monday, September 24, 2012

One entire year

Well about this time of year marks several anniversaries:
- 1 year since moving into this God-given rental home, and with Quinn's parents
- 1 year since the start of Quinn's OCD and our incredible ongoing journey of change, individual relationships with Jesus, rediscovering each other in marriage and parenting, getting serious with our money (God's money).
- 5 year dating anniversary.

I hope to open up more over the next several months on these things, and changes.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reality of smartphones

This post is in reference to a certain someone who doesn't have a smartPhone yet.

Maybe, just maybe she's the smartest of us all...

In the shower this morning I was thinking about this smartphone stuff. I appreciate my iPhone and have no plans to give it up, but just like TV, Internet, it requires time management and control. At least for me.

A lot of good can be redeemed from my phone, I said to a friend yesterday who is going through a tough time, I can send you encouragement in less than a minute. That's the beauty of my phone. A little one line email.
The Bible, is on my phone, I think of one word from a verse and I can look it up, no flipping thru a concordance that I never have handy, God's word is with me always.
Quinn and I text and talk for free, unlimited I Love You's, or for Quinn over this last year, I needed to be accessible always to him, he likely wouldn't have continued working otherwise. Allowed me to help him, even though in the midst of it, I was sometimes very frustrated, looking back I see what it did for Quinn.

I had Facebook on my phone for a couple months recently, I've since removed it. I was Always checking it, which was resulting in me having too much screen time while I'm with my children.

Just today I found a Blogger app tho, it's so easy to use compare to trying to blog over the web on my phone.

So I guess I'm thankful for my iPhone and hope I choose each day to use it moderately and for God.

Here's to more blogging!! (moderately)