Media Fast Update and Other Stuff

Kelly and I ended our media fast this past weekend.  It lasted about 6 weeks.  We are strongly considering starting another one.  We just really loved the deeper connection we had with the Lord, and we really enjoyed the even stronger, relational connection we had with each other, as well as our children.  We learned that we can be easily distracted by media, and we also learned that there is a huge temptation out there to compromise our integrity and God’s holiness through the media we allow ourselves to engage with.  We will let you know if the Lord leads us to start another one.

On another note, I wanted to share some parent tidbits regarding internet filters and family friendly entertainment.  I believe every family needs an internet filter/blocker.  Below are some that I find to be the best.  Just click on the link, and it will take you to the site.

If you have others that you like, feel free to comment on this post.  I will happily publish your post.  We all want to protect our children from the evil of internet pornography, as well as other evils on the internet.

Regarding family friendly entertainment, this is just one of those really cool God stories.  As you know I preached at Grace Covenant Church in Arlington 3 weeks in July.  The last Sunday I preached there, it just so happened that a student was at the church visiting with his Grandparents.  The student’s grandparents are members there, and he was staying with them while his parents were on vacation.  It turns out that he and I knew each other from my connection with Grace Prep.  That Sunday’s message we were talking about doing practical things to protect our children.  He emailed me that week and told me about this family friendly site he has put together.  It is fun for kids, and it protects them from all inappropriate advertisements and pop ups they would get from other sites.  Check it out by clicking on the link below:

If you like his site, or like any of these internet filters, I would encourage you to use them for your family, and I would encourage you to pass this info along to other parents and grandparents you know.


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