Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday

About a month ago I was reading a blog that brought me to tears. For some crazy (did I say crazy?) reason I walked straight out of the room and told Chris we should turn our TV off for a month. Chris said "YES, let's do it"! I had just paid the dish bill so we decided to wait until the new bill was due.

Let me tell you that ever since that moment Satan has worked on me big time and told me that was crazy and that I would miss my favorite shows and I wouldn't have HGTV to show me how to sell the house.

This Monday was the day to call to turn it off. To be honest I was sick to my stomach about it and that is just stupid. I really don't even watch much TV but I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance and I will miss the rest of the season of it. When I got thinking about it though it made me even more sick to think about the way they dance sometimes and yet I sit there with my husband watching this show. I not only watch this show I can't wait until the day it comes on so I can spend 2 hours, 2 nights in a row sitting watching this show.

Well, Chris called and got it turned off and it has been the BIGGEST blessing ever. Do you know what we did Monday night? Chris and I sat together (with dogs licking us all over) and talked for 2 hours. This also happened Tuesday night and then last night we had a family night and went out.

Do you know what happens in the morning? There is no depressing news to watch so instead we get a cup of coffee and spend the time reading the Bible and in prayer. Wow, who would have thought that even though I didn't think I watched so much TV that I didn't realize how much time it was taking away from God and my family.

I am so thankful that God whispered in my ear that morning to shut the TV off. I am thankful for that extra time I have with God. I am thankful for the extra special moments I have with my family now that we had been missing out on because we were watching TV.

5 comments:

Holly said...

Been there, done that....LOVED it!!!

Mark & Melanie said...

Sarah,
That is AWESOME!

christina said...

We haven't had cable since we moved to Kentucky...nearly 5 years ago. It was an extra expense we decided we could live without since we were living on a student's salary! :) We haven't missed it at all! We still have 4 or 5 local stations available...but, basically just watch Sesame Street on PBS. :) It's amazing how much time the TV can steal from our lives! How are your kids handling it?

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