Ontario Vice

I gave up two vices this morning. Nothing that anyone would consider really bad, just time consuming and counterproductive. These two reasons are the most important. I complain that I don't have time to do more valuable activities then waste my time playing games on FACEBOOK. I say "waste" advisedly because the games aren't bad, in fact for some they might be stress relieving. So this is not a judgment call on anyone else who plays them. They don't, however, in the words of a famous friend, get me where I want to go.

One of the things most neglected during these game-playing episodes is my writing. I need to stop procrastinating and get back to expressing what God lays on my heart and mind to express. It's too easy to ignore the work and the urge to lose myself in something less labour-intensive. The Lord didn't gift me with gamesmanship, he gifted me to write and write is what I need to do if I am to be obedient to his call on my life. 

You always have to sacrifice the bad for the good. Sometimes you have to sacrifice the good for the better. There are even times when you need to sacrifice the better for the best. Today's the day.

To my SCRABBLE and LEXULOUS  friends, do not despair—I'm still playing those games.


  1. Would this be a bad time to invite you to play yet ANOTher game of scrabble? With me?;)

    Good for you, by the way.

  2. *Gasp!* And WE haven't played a game yet? tsk, tsk.

    Scrabble keeps me sane. ; )

    May God pour even more words into your heart to flow through your pen.


  3. For me it has been a process ... but I have also quit the games. I feel bad when others keep wanting me to continue, but I totally agree, "They don't, however, in the words of a famous friend, get me where I want to go." Thanks for affirming I made the correct choice. Hugs, Rita

  4. Any game that gives me MORE work to do - I don't consider a game, I consider that WORK! I can't wait to see all the ways God fills your time!


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