The Fight Against Information Overload


As homeschool parents, we all know what a blog is, and I can probably safely assume most of our readers either blog, or read quite a few blogs.  Have you ever noticed just how many blogs there are and how many blog parties and enticements there are out there to get you to sign up and subscribe?

I want to caution you.  No matter how good a blog seems, no matter how many good, godly posts you read, nothing replaces His Word.  Nothing. 

There are so many beautiful woman out there that write for His glory and who encourage us along this road of homeschooling, raising blessings, and training them to be more like Him.

But do we cling to their idea of what is good and perfect and correct?  Are we caught off guard by what seems to be their storybook, picture-perfect life?  We must remember that while there is nothing inherently wrong with reading blogs written by Christians, we must remember to speak with our Father first and seek His Daily Bread first.

It’s kind of like the saying I heard years ago, though I am not sure who said it first:  “Go to the throne before you go to the phone.”  Are we going to the throne of God to seek His guidance?  Or are we buying yet another book with good Christian encouragement and advice, reading maybe a couple of chapters, and then shelvng it because we are so busy with life.

Perhaps I am writing this to myself.  And that’s okay.  Yes, I am guilty of all of the above.  I am a book junkie. And blog junkie. And I over-subscribe to blogs and catch myself looking at those blogs in awe of their awesomeness.  But my Father reminds me often – I am His and He is mine.  He is more than enough!

How about you?  Do you get overwhelmed in information overload?

With the internet at the click of a mouse, it’s no wonder that we are on overload.  Let me challenge you to rest from the overload, refocus on your Saviour and your family.  The blogs and books and whatnot can wait!  God wants more of YOU!

Spend more time in prayer.  I read the other day about praying while doing dishes.  What if we had more prayer time at the sink?  What if we sang hymns and praises to the Lord as we vacuumed or as we folded laundry?

I’ll tell you what.  You would glorify Him and be filled with joy!

What about you?  Do you take things to the Lord and talk with Him or are you overwhelmed by information?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!



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  1. says

    Great article!! Yes, I completely agree with you. I think our minds are often overflowing with all we’ve read and seen and that makes it difficult to be still and quiet before Him. Fantastic reminder. (and I am one of those people who pray at the kitchen sink and keep a prayer journal in front of me – it’s a great way to focus on what’s important!)

  2. says

    Excellent reminder! Thank you!

    And now I will go put up some verses above my kitchen sink. I was annoyed that I have no window but just a blank wall there… but now I know why that is not such a bad thing after all. :)

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