Zero For Six–Calling a Spade a Spade

My four new Zero For Six adventures–Six months of zero TV viewing, faithless (negative) words, fatiguing foods, and non-essential spending–seem to feed each other, to overlap. Even as they go together negatively, so do they positively. They sustain each other you could say.

Take spending. Non-essential spending surely includes the purchase of fatiguing foods that are those most often consumed along with TV. I’m now going to add clarity by simply changing one term. In place of “non-essential” and “fatiguing” I will say “junk”. The same for “faithless” or negative and fear-filled words–I will simply call them “junk” words.

My quest to eliminate junk words will no doubt be aided by eliminating junk spending, but perhaps even more by turning off the “lowness box.” So much of TV is simply low. Even those shows based on the writing of excellent writers, must it seems, be lowered. Turned to junk, watched while eating junk, paid for of course, with junk spending. And what comes out of my mouth after I am insulted with this stuff spewing into my living room? Junk. What else?

It’s a vicious and insidious junk stew and I’ve had more than enough.

Thanks for joining me, and please share this with anyone who needs a bit (or lots and lots) of Zero For Sixing.

P.S. Watch for my next post–I’ll go into more detail on Zero For Six Junk Spending.

Casting Cares from thestream.org

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I am amazed at myself that I even EVER listen to mainstream news sources.  Why the lament about what they say and don’t say, the bias, the slant, the lies, the DIVISION?  Why give them the time of day, supporting them?  Why not, I ask, just go elsewhere?

I have discovered thestream.org, not where I agree with everything therein, but where I have access to thought-provoking, well-researched articles.  But I am looking for more than research, which is often little more than an effort to prop up a faulty premise with the words of someone else also operating under faulty premises.  In fact, the more well-known the writer, the more prestigious the publication cited, the more I question what is written.

Cases in point:  articles from The National Review and from a minister I know and love.  Both, I found a little lacking (a bit unscriptural).  But that’s not the point.

The point is making sense of all this information, knowing what to do with it, what to ignore, what to pay heed to, and most of all, what to pray about.  I have taken to spending a limited amount of time at thestream.org, clicking on the articles that speak to me (more on this), reading them, and then praying.

Perhaps an article fills me with grief (doctors prescribing pain meds to pregnant moms), or with consternation (Gorsuch’s words about Trump), or makes me rejoice (speeches at the March for Life).  Always, there is an appropriate response, and it is not a rant, a whine, or a lament.

The appropriate response is to seek the Holy Spirit’s leading on how and what to pray, to say, to decree and declare, and on any further action to take.

It’s high time we forsook fake news (establishment) spouted on TV by plastic people who can barely keep the sneers and smiles off their faces as they indignantly protest whatever they’re told to protest.

It’s high time we, as Christian Americans, take dominion over our hearts and minds and refuse to fill them with pollution and propaganda.

It’s high time we cast our cares on Jesus and ask Him what He wants us to be thinking and doing. 

Media-controlled puppets no more!