Karen and I were doing okay with our new Amish lifestyle...no daily newspaper delivery, home phone, cable TV, or Internet...or so I thought until she signed up for a free 14-day trial of a certain local Internet provider!
It's SLOW and a little unreliable and she couldn't get a hold of Tech Support the other night (when it wouldn't work at all), but it's still a link to the outside world. (Weather! CNN! The Cooper band schedule, the church calendar, NetFlix, online banking...yes, the link is a little tenuous and painfully UN-quick, but we're still sorta' connected...and it feels kinda good.)
Now the struggle is going to be not to fall back into my Internet addiction! Not very likely since life has become crazy busy...and who has time to watch pages load like we did in the old days?
Currently reading: Prayer: Does It Make a Difference? by Philip Yancey (two chapters a week for Ladies' Bible Class) and a YA Lone Star book (The Wizard, the Witch, & Two Girls from Jersey)
The Yancey book about prayer is wonderful...contemplative, WELL-WRITTEN, well-researched, life-changing, powerful...we're loving it! The last three chapters have sparked excited discussion in our Tuesday night class, and we're all so happy that we listened to the Christiansons' book recommendation. (Hey, David and Kayla, what should we read next?)