First of all, I sincerely hope this blog post title put pictures of pugs and kittens frolicking in your mind.
Second, as much as I try to be cohesive, this blog will be a'ramblin' at times. Thanks for reading. :)
I love walking with my hubby. It was one of our biggest date night activities back in the day (and still is--he's the best!). And now we have the pleasure of walking on our own land together and exploring.
At barely six months into this adventure, I'm fairly certain we could spend the next 50 years exploring and never see all there is to see or do all that needs to be done at our little haven. Even on our modest 20 acres, I can't imagine there being a dull day. Pray tell, where did this word "boredom" come from and who decided it was a thing!?
Turtles, people! There are turtles and snails and tiny leaves that have yet to be seen!
So much to be explored! So many sunsets. <3
I love having no internet access at home (just on our phones). I've been very entranced lately with the concept of curating my life more carefully.
Garbage in/garbage out, right?
I freely admit, it's been a refreshing concept at home without Netflix to occupy our time (and this is beyond sad, because the ease of digital media has not been around that long--what has happened to our culture!? Sub-thought, I seem to recall as a child watching *A* show and then turning the television off. Meh!?).
We still binge watch shows and movies we've saved and rent the occasional Redbox DVD. Procuring them at the castle is not as easy though--and not as cheap as Netflix, for sure!
Over the past few years though, I've become less and less enamored with movies and television...and I will even admit it right here on the Internet, I can't wrap my head around a good piece of fiction these days.
Why is our culture so bent on devouring imaginary things? I just saw a video game ad for a game to explore different worlds....what about THIS world?
There is much to see and sunsets to be enjoyed!
I want my life to be about how I spent my time trying to know God, and love the people He created, not merely a list of shows I watched, books I read, and game levels conquered (though we're in no danger of me personally ever managing that last one).
I want my life story to be a list of people I knew and places I went (though, I'm not much of a traveler), and things I made.
I want my life and marriage to be about what we grew and built together... Not how we relaxed ourselves to death.
I've been pondering this a lot lately, and it was beyond awesome to hear our guest speaker mention this very thing on Sunday. Confirmation much?
Here's to hoping my Instagram feed looks more like pictures of a muddy pond and wild blackberries than photos of my TV screen to share what I'm watching.
I'm sure I'll still be watching...but I endeavor to curate what goes into my mind much more carefully in the future.
Hebrews 12:14(ish, NLT) work at living a holy life