I am about to shut my computer down for a couple days. I cannot recall the last time I shut my computer down. Usually, when I am finished working for the day I’ll just shut the lid and put the computer to sleep. But not today. Today, the computer gets shut down. It’s good to shut the computer completely off every once in a while; it’s even better for the user to shut the computer down, though. With the computer off, the user makes a firm declaration that he or she will not be working.
That’s a fallacy, of course. I’ll still be working for the next couple days. But I will not be on the computer. I have a couple projects to complete that do not require the computer. I’m going to edit my mediatization manuscript, which I printed out a few months ago and has been riding in my satchel waiting for the pen. I’m also going to review the ACEJMC accreditation documents. But I will not be staring at a screen. Not until Friday. At the latest.
Tonight I get to sing “O Holy Night” with my congregation at church.
O holy night! The starts are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
God bless us, everyone.