Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mom's on iPhones (A Different Perspective) by Another Mom


One of you in the comments of my last post had a wonderfully different perspective on moms and iPhones. I long to be the one in this post. The whole reason why my husband gave me the iPhone was to help me manage my home better. He felt it would be so much easier to have all my lists and calendar dates on one device. I resisted and resisted. It boiled down to him wanting to give me a precious gift and me not graciously accepting it. He was so cute the day that he gave the phone to me. He said, "See, I take care of my woman." LOL! I didn't know it meant so much to him.

So check this woman's post out. It is excellently written to women who use this tool in incredible ways.

 A great big "thank you" to Terri Burgess from "Thoughts of a Fireman's Wife"

I love to listen to different views and takes on issues. It makes me grow as a person and not be so judgemental. Only God knows the heart... Enjoy!

8 comments:

Ma said...

I like this one much better:)


From the blog you linked to:
I wonder if she'd have bothered to write you a cautionary letter if instead of an iPhone, she'd seen you at the park with a video camera or a cookbook or a handwritten note from your mother? I'm willing to bet not.

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking.

The Park family said...

I shared the mom on the iphone post on fb and was also given this link to counter the point. Here was what I posted in response to reading her thoughts on the subject.
While all these reasons are the exception, sadly this is not the truth most of the time. God never intended people to become so fragmented from the present life right in front of us that on our death bed wish they had planned more cancer research fund raisers or had done more research on a child's diagnosis. We all know that time spent with family is most precious. Living in the moment presently is what God calls us to do because HE knows distraction is a tool of the enemy. Technology is a GREAT thing but we have lost touch with living in the moment with technology so close to our fingertips. While gracious the response, it lacks biblical truth and masks it with good intentions. Conviction is a good thing! Yet with most conviction, good enough reasons can dismiss and excuse the work of the holy spirit making us feel as if we are really OK. AND the one who barks the loudest in a pack of dogs is always the one who got hit hardest.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I agree with you about using this an excuse. That is why we need to be in prayer and constantly asking ourselves, do I need to do this now? Do I need to meet a different need right now. This is yet another great perspective. I would love to hear other people's opinions on this issue...

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I think that with everything there is a balance. I don't agree with everything from the first article, and I don't agree with everything from the second. I do think there can be a balance, though. How do we find it? We need to be seeking God's will in the amount of time we are on our phones and just be aware of when it is appropriate and when it isn't.

Rachel and Family said...

That was also worth the read. I still can't stand my phone, but I do like my iPad :) Can't take that to the park though! maybe we'd all be happier and more contented women if we follow HS in our OWN life and do our best to mind our own business. Firefighter Wife is totally like that, that's why I love her so much. It's like my 60 year old friend who got a costly ticket for getting caught on her cellphone the ONE time she used it driving ( she was getting an important call from Korea). While others may be habitual users while driving. I want to be viewed in fullness not just cuz some judgmental mom saw me use my phone at the park to check on my husband who just had surgery. You cannot sum up someone just by a few casual observances. We subject ourselves to being judged the same way we judge others. So I aim to be fair, if at all. The only human opinions that really matters our family and a few friends. Hey my kids would be thrilled to see me on my cellphone if I was texting a pizza order. Yes I feed my kids pizza...

Camille said...

I read both this post and your last one...and, I read the blog post you linked to...it's all good food for thought Stacie. I think technology is a blessing that must be kept in check. But, that goes for many things in this life. We need the Lord to help us each step of the journey to find that proper balance, don't we? May the Lord give us grace, wisdom and strength to honour Him in all we do!

Blessings to you!
Camille

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

Hi, I found your blog from zookeeper Donna's blog. My dh is a firefighter, too. :)

Grandma Becky said...

enjoyed this post and the link. good thoughts.

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