Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Reflections on a TV ridden life....

Our time of no TV came to an end. And unfortunately the cause of bringing the TV back also brought the TV back in full force. It is once again this constant presence in our lives. One that I am equally upset by and yet equally thankful for.

You see, I am sick. Not corndog sick like in my last post, but having a Crohns flare up. So we are rather in process around here. In process of weaning the baby so I can take medication. In process of figuring out what my food triggers currently are. In process of deciding which medications to take and how long to give them before trying something. In process of surviving day to day existence.

So now we have a TV ridden life once again. Many of the behavior issues I had seen disapeer are back. And so many of my days seem to go by without one intelligent thought making it's way onto my radar.

It isn't that I hate TV. I actually like it a fair bit. I have my guilty pleasures (Grey's Anatomy) and my favorites (Gilmore Girls) and the shows that I can watch in syndication forever and never grow tired of (Frasier). And there is great childrens programing as well. Veggies Tales of course, Incredibles absolutely, and Between the Lions even. But it is this constant barage of entertainment everywhere that I dislike. I really wonder how much it has changed us as a society to have so much of our lives centered around the entertainment industry. I mean, think about, there are so many careers that are connected with keeping us entertained. Not fed, not healthy, not proctected, not educated, not saved nor godly, but forever and always entertained. There are hundreds and hundreds of TV channels and all the actors, producers, writers, execs, lawyers, etc that go along with them. Then there are all the commericials that are produced to go on these channels and all the personel that go along with them. Then we have movies and the music industry , not to mention professional sports, and everyone it takes to keep them going. And all of the millions and millions of dollars the public spends that perpetuate these industries. It is rather overwhelming when one stops to consider all of it.

These are the thoughts that keep popping up in my head. Where am I headed personally in my life in Christ? Where are we headed as a family? Where is the church, the body of Christ, going? Where are we headed as a society? And how does entertainment fit into all of it?

I still intend to post thoughts on parenting that I elluded to months ago. As well as recipes. I just can't seem to make blogging a priority though and I'm not going to force the issue. I'm honored that anyone is still reading here after how inconsistent I've been and thank you for your time.

Here's to more blogging soon! And if not soon, well, at least eventually.


At March 17, 2007 10:29 PM, Blogger Leigh Ann said...

You raise some wonderful, important questions that I have been thinking about. It is funny because the tv has come back in full force here as well but the reason here is major upheaval from home improvement. Look forward to reading your upcoming posts, and I hope you get some relief soon.

At March 24, 2007 11:58 PM, Anonymous Julee - Homeschool Daze said...

I look forward to more great posts! Keep Blogging!


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