Save the Drama for

I tweeted this statement today:

"I need two more of me"

Of course, that prompted several sarcastic remarks (which I expected!) and some ensuing thought on my behalf.

Here's what I've concluded from my thoughts (sorry, not too deep) - just real!
  • There's only one of me - for which my friends are really happy :)
  • There are some things in life that are simply "time killers"
  • I'm coming to the place in my life and ministry where the phrase "killing time" is appalling
  • Time is a gift from God - each day, hour, minute and second is to be stewarded and redeemed for His purposes
  • Having said all the previous things...what I really need is better management of "me"
So, one of the immediate measure I'm putting into my life is limiting the amount of tv I watch on a weekly basis. I am a "news junkie" - particularly Fox News. But what I've come to realize is that Fox News (nor any other network for that matter) does NOT promote the news - they promote DRAMA!

Next time you're watching, carefully observe how each segue and promotion of each upcoming story is all about the drama involved - the tone of the anchors, the video/audio used in the background, the secondary screen graphics - all of it is geared to create drama and suck you in (ultimately so that you'll watch the commercials and they'll get paid).

I'm not sure about you, but I don't really see the need for the addition of drama into my life.

So, I'm now limiting the amount of tv that I watch to a few hours per week - there may be times when we have a family movie night that I may go over, but for the most part, I'm sticking to just a few (like 5 or less) hours per week - there's simply better things to do with my time.

What about what's going on in the world? Well, since you asked...I'm using RSS feeds and online editions of papers - I check them 1st thing in the morning in my morning reading (which is when I also read the blogs I follow). If something catastrophic happens, I always have CNN Breaking News coming to my phone via text and twitter.

A little less drama,
A little more time,
A little less drama,
A little more mind.

(hey, it's corny, but it works!)


Todd said...

you are the anti drama queen?!? you know like the anti Christ, well if you have to explain it..well know...


Tim said...


Great thought. 5 hours or less a week...I too need to work on this. Reading good books is a area that I am working on...and by the way, thanks for the last book "Change your Church for Good, The Art of Sacred Cow Tipping". I hope to finish it today or tomorrow.