I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I've been on a kinda sorta fast you might say. Recently, my radio went out in my car. I quickly realized that it is always on. I must have "turned it on" dozens of times before accepting reality. Also, about the same time, we got some new bedroon furniture which resulted in the temporary removal of the TV from our room. I was so disconnnected, literally and figuratively, that I missed breaking political news, "March Madness" and many other things. Ir eally don't what's happening with American Idol and I haven't watched a TV show it a couple of weeks. The interesting the thing is that it's been good for me. The radio, however, has probably been the bigger withdrawal. I'm a talk radio junkie and withdrawing from it has resulted in me not getting so fired up about so much mess that gets constantly pumped into my head. It's nice to have some time to unwind and to reflect too. Now the other positives are that I'm reading and studying with more fervor. This is subjective to some degree but I sense an increased desire for time in the Scripture. Now, I don't want to become culturally ignorant or turn into a modern hermit, but some priority changes and adjustments have been in order. So, here's my recommendation: Take a break from all the "noise" and see what happens.


Soren said...

Good for you. I was getting burned out on TalkRadio (except for EPSN of course). So I decided to mix it up a bit and tune into "The Vibe" lately (a mostly 80's dance station -- weird I know, but it brings back some memories). Also I have been listening to Driscoll ponitficate in my iPod.

Melissa said...

When we moved into our house a couple of years ago, we became a one tv household. (Pretty nonexistant nowadays I am sure!) I decided that I didn't want a tv in our bedroom and that allows me to unwind more and get some reading done! I am not sure I would change it. I confess though, I did break down and order DVR so that I wouldn't have to choose between shows :) Sometimes a little quiet reflection is good for you :)