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So when I lost my brand new iPhone last Monday night, I got a bit upset, but I immediately knew it was a loud message about the importance I placed on it. I try to be aware of my character flaws and the things that get in the way of my relationships. Self-awareness is a big part of living life intentionally. So I prayed about it and tried not to freak out. I got it back the next day, but not without putting my regularly scheduled plans aside.
Then Friday night I was tinkering with my blog domain and suddenly encountered an error. The blog still existed, but refused to show up at the normal address, waterwatereverywhere.net. I searched and searched for help, I tweeted and begged for help, but nothing would work. I've worked hard on this blog and it's important that all the incoming links and RSS feeds still work, so the address is key. I found one potential solution, but it was basically like leaving someone at Google a message and hoping they'd get around to fixing it sooner than later. I'm not good at waiting. I got pretty anxious when it still wasn't working the next morning. (Keep in mind, I have extremely little anxiety in my life, so any worry at all bothers me.)
I knew, once again, that I was trying to control my blog and not surrendering it to the Lord. It was suddenly apparent to me how important I had made it. So I resolved to work on keeping technology in its proper place in my life and keeping the right perspective on everything. That means prioritizing my family above my social network. I know this obvious, but for some of us who have made blogging and social media a passion and even a business, it can be hard.
Obviously I found a reasonable solution to fix the blog address problem. I'll still be blogging and tweeting but hopefully I can more mindful about my screen time.