This will not come as much of a surprise to some who know me but…I LOVE the Internet!!! Oh sure, at times it has been a hindrance in my life but for the most part I love the technology.
Let me explain a little…
I used to like putting on my Cindy Rushton or sermon audio download to listen to while I did dishes or other housework. I was constantly refreshed and encouraged. The downfall was that to listen to it on my computer meant that the whole family had to listen to it. Now, don’t get me wrong- they didn’t complain (well, not too much anyway ;)) but it was very distracting for them.
My dear husband bought me an MP3 player, at the girls insistence (so maybe they DID complain ;)) Well, I have been blessed, refreshed and renewed as I potter round the house, listening to audio encouragement, sermons and good books. The children have been able to go on with their productive activity (and sometimes their non productive activity) without hearing my audio’s at full blast.
I started to read The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence last year but found that I lacked time (or energy) to get through it. But, I’ve listened to it once now and am going through a second time ; thanks to modern technology and my MP3 player.
Another side benefit: 15yodd is going to play softball at the National Tournament in a few weeks and they aren’t allowed to have their mobile phones, which is usually how we keep in touch and where her father and I offer her encouragement and support. Well we’ve decided that I shall record some daily encouragement that she can load in her MP3 player so she can listen to Dad and I each day- sure it’s not *live* but it’s the next best thing. She has also asked that I record myself reading some of her favourite Scriptures so she can listen to them during her tournament. She is also going to listen to some books as part of her Year 11 studies next year! This is why I love technology!
Well, typical to my form I can’t finish a post without sharing some links:
LibriVox? volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. Great Site!
SermonAudio is the BEST site for sermons, both recent and older sermons.
MomtoMomRadioShow with Cindy Rushton is The Best!
Project Gutenberg (Human Read)
Health program by Sue Becker
All for now…
So many audio’s…so little time.