Today's picture shows the chore of feeding the chickens. I love this picture, because one of my chores around here is taking care of the chickens. It is actually something I really enjoy. Each chicken has its own unique personality. It is funny to watch them as you can almost always predict what any given chicken is going to do. The chickens are very friendly and sociable animals, require much less work than a dog, and provide wonderful free range eggs.
I have enjoyed reading about your chores, and hope you will continue to share more information about your chores, past and present.
OK, the lovely Mrs. PJM and myself have just passed an important milestone . . . it has been one year since we threw the TV out of the house. So, one year of peace and quiet, with no TV. So, you might ask, did we miss it? To be honest, not at all. There was not that much that we really watched, but I am a little bit of a news junkie, so the TV was always on. Then in the evening, whether we were watching it or not, it was always on.
So, why did we do such a counter-cultural thing as rebel against the norms of society and give the TV the boot? Well, I guess I would explain it this way . . . for my wife and I, it was sort of a matter of conscience. I am not saying where we felt led is the answer for everyone, but it was sure what was on our hearts.
How many of us that are people of faith regularly pray that God would protect our homes, that he would build a hedge of protection around our homes and our families, and that he would provide for our needs? Lets say God hears and answers those prayers. After he builds a hedge of protection around our home, what do we then do. We call the cable guy who comes out, drills a big hole through that hedge, and brings a wire into our home that spews out all manner of filth. So much of the stuff on TV celebrates, promotes, and encourages the things God hates. Even if you watch something as harmless of the cooking shows, you end up being exposed to all manner of vile images in the advertisements. Our cable bill was about $90 a month. Knowing the great need that exists in Africa, we decided that the money could be better spent caring for poor and orphaned children. The $90 is enough to care for three or four children. It feels good going to bed at night knowing that there are little bellies out there going to bed full because we threw the tube out.
So, like I say, I do not expect others to agree with me, but will say we have really enjoyed the year of peace and quiet, and I can not imagine every having a TV in the house again.