I really like this way of thinking. But I'm sad to say I've had a severe lack of discrimination when it comes to new technology. I've seldom considered how it would affect my family, or my community, in the long-run. I've only seen the convenience or the entertainment value. As a result, my life is greatly complicated by new things to learn, equipment to break, replacement items to buy, and mediating fights over who gets to play what game and when.
Probably the only decision I've made where I've disregarded technology is in not getting an electric can opener. I realized that if we ever lost power, I would be frustrated. Plus, I figured opening a can might burn a few extra calories (spoken like a true non-athlete).
I'm not saying I would ever get rid of my computer; I'm called to a life of outreach to this generation. But I am challenged in the very best way to consider how to incorporate simpler habits, simpler processes and simpler equipment into my life.
Can I live a simple life? Probably not. But I can take my time and consider the impact of something new before I invite it into my home and family's life.
Trickles tend to become streams, and streams become torrents.
In His Love,