Posted by: zephaniah317 | March 14, 2007

Downtime – Part II

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[Note to the reader:  Everywhere in this post you see the word “vegged”, imagine a 6’8″ blob of humanity perched comfortably in the corner of a sectional sofa with remote in hand, endlessly searching the TV waves for entertainment and emotional medication.  Now, on to our story…]

Last week was “Blah” (see previous post).  I couldn’t wait to get to the weekend.  Friday night came.  I vegged and vegged in front of the TV, with a couple of online Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments thrown in.

Saturday morning came.  Went to a seminar on Discipleship and Follow-Up for the upcoming Franklin Graham festival.  Very “clarifying”, as one of my compatriots said in an email today.  And I came home.  And I vegged and vegged and vegged some more, with a couple more poker tournaments thrown in, and a little practice for worship on Sunday.

Sunday morning came.  Worship was great.  I’m really starting to love God more and more through music and get to a really healthy place.  And I came home.  And vegged and vegged (there WAS basketball on this past weekend, right?).  Did I mention that TBS had a smut-fest of movies slated for  Saturday and Sunday?  “Road Trip” and “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” were on both days.  I never stayed on the movies more than a couple of minutes, but it was more than I wanted to see.

Graduated from online poker to live poker at BurningAlive‘s house for a while Sunday night.  Always good to hang out with my friends.

Monday morning came.  And I can say unequivocally that I have never felt closer to crap warmed over in a microwave, physically, spiritually, and emotionaly, than I have the past two and a half days.  Again, I don’t know who else struggles with this, but I believe I have proven my earlier post about downtime.  It has taken me almost three days with the TV turned off (aside from watching a little b’ball at J’s house on Tuesday night – the Tide was playing – they lost to UMass 89-87 in OT, and no, I didn’t stay up ’til 11:30 to see the end of the game) to recouperate .  And while I still haven’t filled my time with reading the Word, or praying as much as I should have, I feel 75% better today.  The hellavision is strictly for March Madness, and after that, that’s it.  I’ve had it.  Somebody keep me accountable to this post.  I mean it.

The house is nice and quiet, and it adds to my inner peace when it’s quiet.  I plan to keep it that way.  Like I said in my earlier post about “Downtime”, who can nourish our hearts better than the One who created them?  I’ve learned my lesson.

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  1. Hopefully you’ll start to feel alittle better, seems as though you’ve been feeling kinda worn out and dragged down for a bit now. I’m sure that God has a good upswing in store for you soon. 🙂


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