Daily Devotional

Dealing with Distractions


Lately I’ve been finding myself bombarded by emails, text messages, calendar reminders, and Facebook requests. I thought the smartphone was supposed to make my life more manageable or at least more fun to manage. But the more often I use my phone, the less I can enjoy face-to-face conversations. I find myself answering emails while I’m eating lunch. I used to gaze at the rose bushes and the sunflowers that grow on my property. Now I stare at a four-inch screen so that I can be even more efficient at work. If I have some free time, I use it ...

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