Thursday, September 30, 2010

goodbye garbage

I'm blogging today about a topic that was in church last week. In a nutshell it was about preparing your mind to follow your dreams. One point was that you need to guard your mind from garbage. Wow! Do you ever really think about the garbage that you put into your mind (and the time you waste doing it for that matter)? It got me thinking that maybe I need to get rid of some of my garbage, and not just for me, but for my kids too. I want to make sure I am guarding their minds as well.

It didn't take me long to decide where I could cut out some garbage in my life. First I am going to stop reading and I embarrassed to say that I read them at all because they go against everything I believe in when it comes to celebrities or what's important in the world. So I am deleting them both off my Bookmarks folder and my gossip application on my iPhone. Second, I am going to immediately stop watching The Jersey Shore. I'm really not sure why I watch it in the first place, especially since I think they are the worst role models for teenage kids (who usually watch MTV). They get wasted, lie and have sex all the time. So I am deleting this off the DVR right now.

I feel better about this decision and hopefully I will start thinking more about what kind of information or images I allow into my brain. What about you? Is it time to give something up?


The Shaft's said...

It was easy for me to not look at all that crap when I moved to Japan. Out of sight, out of mind. But visiting here, I watch those housewives again. I need to pull the plug on that one.

Sophie Grace Maui said...

I did a study by Beth Moore a few years ago and in it we were called to "sanctify" ourselves by giving up something that could distract us from time with the Lord for 30 days. I chose books. I didn't read trashy novels but I wasn't exactly reading history books either. After 30 days I didn't care to go back to reading all of those books. I was more interested in my life and I had found better things to do with my time. I admire your choice and just wanted to let you know that it gets easier!