As some of you may know, I am participating in the That Man Is You! men’s fellowship at Church. This is the season of Lent, and the program challenges us to attempt a different covenant each week. This week, we are challenged with something that will be very difficult: no media.
The idea is simple: the world is noisy and attention grabbing, and forces us to not spend our attention on the things that really matter. So this week Tasha and I are going to spend our time reading more, praying more, reflecting more, and spending more time with family and friends. I am going to completely remove TV and limit myself to only an hour of Internet time each day (outside of work, obviously). Interestingly, one of our local grade schools is doing Screen Free Week this week so our neighborhood will be experiencing a general trend of less TV and Internet use.
So don’t be alarmed if you don’t see me online. If something is important, please call my phone or text me.