This is not an usual Toby K. post sadly since I've been promising some more within the recent weeks, this post is strickly update. It's early and I'm tired and want to sleep.
I am taking a Media Fast. I was told that while Pastor Mammen was still here he did a month long Media Fast with the church and since I've seen the affects both positive and negative (mostly negative) that the media has had on my life I thought it didn't sound like too bad of an idea. God has dealt with me for months about my time spent with media and I'm finally acknowledging it. My fast will start Sunday January 9th and go through Febuary 9th. I might continue aspects of my fast more long term than that, but during that month I will be really strict about my Media use. I will not go on Youtube or Facebook at all and maybe by the end of the fast my facebook will be deleted all together. I will cut out all music in my life, from home life to car rides. I will limit my blogger visits to three times a week for simple blog updates and things along those lines. I will only check my emails once a week. The only other time I will be on the internet will be for research and checking my bank account balance, which wont be often.
I'm debating on books since I haven't had a struggle with books, but without other media I can see books being a problem. For now- books are still on the fence.
No movies or television obviously. No news paper.
There will probably be more added to this list come Sunday and if you can think of anything that I haven't listed or have any other suggestions I'd love to hear them. This is new to me, but I'm excited. The hardest for me will be music. It's like my baby; my wonderful, wymsical, plentiful, baby of all goodness, but if I spend more hours listening to music than I do talking to God- there might be a problem.
Anyways, I think that's all the updates I had....I think.
Well I'm tired.
(Oh! And I have a good story idea that I plan on writing in a series of blogs, I'm just not sure quite where to take it yet. I'm still planning, but I have a month of no distraction, I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something.)