Monday, July 7, 2008

Oh the joys of technology...

My computer is half dead. Seriously. It's sluggish. Unresponsive half the time. I get on and I want to shoot the dang thing. I'm thinking I have some sort of virus. And I'll just admit that there's a twinge of embarrassment as if I just told you that I have an STD. Like, if you read my blog, maybe I'll transmit something to your computer. ick. Anyway, it's the computer that would have the virus, not me. And I've been googling as much as possible to try to figure out what course I should take. I imagine my computer is being devoured by some cyberworm that originated in Malaysia. This morning I deleted a wad of temporary internet files and some other junk and was very hopeful. But, alas, this crud continues.



But, is it merely crud? Here's what's been going on in my noodle...Because my computer is slower than dial-up (even when I'm not using the internet!!!), I can hardly stand to even check my email, blogs, facebook, whatever. (I REALLY carved out time to catch up on blogs...and it's actually not going too slowly right now.) Anyway...as I was saying...I haven't been on the computer as much. So. In my "spare" time, I started studying the book of James really slowly and deliberately. It's been really good. I mean, it's actually more enthralling than reading blogs and writing on my blog and googling people from high school. This is admittedly, very surprising to yours truly. I think I'm engaged with this study because my nose hasn't been stuck in my laptop. So, I'm thinking this might be God's answer to my prayer to find Him and His Word to be more dazzling in my life than anything else.



One memorable quote (not verbatim) from my pastor went something like this, "How can you make yourself not be hungry for Thanksgiving supper? Eat. Fill up on white bread. And then, the good stuff (nutritious and delicious) won't even sound appealing." More than I'd like to admit, I fill up on the joys of this world (t.v., blogging, facebook). And then, when I open my Bible, I think...well...nothing. It's just not appealing to me. I'm full. I'm...satisfied-ish.



So, eventhough, I'm literally heavy-hearted about my halfling of a computer, I'm a little glad, because...well...I'm more intrigued by what the Creator of a zillion galaxies has to say in his Word. So, if I didn't make it clear...yes...I do think that God is sovereign over my laptop. Praise be to Him!!!



p.s. Preview of posts to come. 1.) Today, my dear friend Keitha moved to Minneapolis. Our children became fast friends today as they met for the first time. Great story on how we met. 2.) My little girl turns one on Wednesday!!! 3.) My dear friend, Sarah, comes to Minneapolis on Thursday to visit me for the first time since she moved away from St. Louis in 2003!!! (I've gone to see her, so we have actually hung out a few short times since then!) 4.) And then there's all the randomness that I have yet to share with you!!!

8 comments:

Yvette said...

Yes, keep reading James, slowly. That's wonderful! BUT, if you need someone to look at your computer, my husband is a wiz at that sort of thing. We could always crash your place and attempt to help out.

JohnnyB said...

Intersting - your internet has been as terrible as ours' lately. It's quite convicting when you get annoyed as pages won't load. Thank you for challenging me to spend my time doing something other than standing in front of the screen and yelling "COME ON"!!

The Evans Family said...

Jenna, could it actually be that Jillian and I have the same birthday?! How cool is that!?

James just might be my favorite book in the Bible. CONVICTING yet gracious. Love it!

sarah'ssister said...

Jenna,
I can definitely relate to your struggles. And the book of James talks a lot about the tongue---it's how I usually get myself into trouble! Thanks for sharing...

I am so happy for Sarah...and you! Can't wait to hear all about your time together.

Love,
Karla

JPB said...

Hey, it was fun to meet you Sunday! (Unless we've met before, in which case forgive me ... I sometimes get confused.)

JPB said...

By the way, "Hallelujah" is one of my all time favorite non-Dylan songs. Probalby top 10.

Anonymous said...

one word: Mac

Jenna said...

Yvette- I'll keep at the study. I'm praying that I will. I'd love to have you and that wiz of a husband over for help and snacks and fun!

JB- "C'MON!" have you watched Arrested Development? It's my favorite version of "white bread". Very witty. "C'MON!" would have new meaning for you!

Janice! Happy Birthday! I should go over to your blog to say it, but it might take 10 minutes for that page to load. So. It has been said here!

Karla- Get in the suitcase. It's not too late...and it's hardly illegal.

JPB - It was great meeting you, too. Your wife is so cool. Your children, too. Glad to meet the Papa of the family! And glad you like one of my tunes. It feels a bit vulnerable, but so does much of this blog. Why hide?

anonymous - yeah. you probably mac on your mac to much. (i couldn't resist.) i have an xp...i think...i just push buttons...