Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For losing touch with the big picture and what’s important… forgive me. For the times when I’ve lived to work rather than work to live… forgive me. Help us be truly present to you, O God. Help me be mindful that my connection to you exists right here in the present, and putting off time to tune in to you right now robs me of the deep peace and assurance you have to give. In this moment......
Reflect: Being busy can cause us to lose focus. How does busy-ness impact your focus? When you lose focus, how do you refocus and tune-in to God and to the big picture? Reflect: Who are the people in your life who help you tune-in to God? Who are the people who help you discover the big picture? Do you have a discipline or practice in your life that that encourages you to seek out those persons when you lose focus? Practice: Each day this week, seek out one person you trust to......
Distractions. They are a daily part of life. Sometimes I get frustrated by distractions. Other times I am so tired of the daily routine that I crave a good distraction. How about you? Distractions can be harmful or useful.They are harmful when… a lifeguard at a pool filled with children gets distracted, a truck driver gets distracted on the interstate, a parent with small children at the mall gets distracted. They can be useful when used by… A ski instructor to coax a student down a mountain, a mother trying to pull a splinter from......
Have you ever gotten caught not listening? I have, especially as a child (Okay, yeah as an adult, too!) I can recall so vividly being a kid and getting to sucked in to a television show that I unintentionally tuned out the entire world. And, of course, my mom would start calling for me: “Jason. … Jason? … JASON?!?!” And I never heard her. I was completely oblivious. It’s not that she was calling too softly. By the third or fourth time she was practically yelling and the whole house could hear......