Living among the Dead Oct16

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Living among the Dead

Guest blog post by Kathy Neighbors

I recently ran into a store to grab something and there was this guy just browsing his phone walking circles in the front of the store. He was totally unaware of his surroundings. I got what I needed, circled back around to the front of the store, and there he was, still fixated on his phone. Alive, but dead.

I proceeded to find myself some lunch. It was busy and as I looked around, I noticed how many people were surfing their phones. I too, began deleting emails as a time-saver, because heaven forbid if I actually just had some quiet time. Tables of people were together, but not together because their phone was their entertaiment, not the company they were with. Alive, but dead.

Later in the grocery store parking lot, a couple sat in their car, with phones in their face, car running, hanging out it seemed. I went in, came out, and there they sat, transfixed on their individual phones, not each other. Engrossed in whatever each phone had to offer. Alive, but dead.

It appears to be an epidemic. Wasting time, appearing busy, rushing around, yet accomplishing little. I am just as guilty as the next person. I must check my phone 100 times per day. Why??? Honestly, I don't even know. But what I do know is that it is a problem.

Technology has its advantages and while it offers more ways to be productive and stay connected, I personally think it is an expensive, life-sucking, time-killer. I know I am stepping on some toes this morning, including my own, but I write from the heart and this is on my heart.

We do not get a second chance at this life! Each day we are granted 1440 minutes, if you are fortunate enough to sleep for 8 hours, that leaves you 960 minutes each day. It sounds like a lot perhaps, but lets be honest, time is swiftly passing us by.

Do we have a handle on how we are living and how we are spending our time? Are we investing our time in things that matter? Are we setting a good example for our children and grandchildren? Are we present, truly present?  Or simply shuffling through each day?

Love today.
Live today.
Be present.
Be alive.
See the people around you. After all God made people, not your device.

 

For His glory and the next generation,

Titus2 Mentoring Women
info@titus2mentoringwomen.com

For resources to equip and guide you in your mentoring, go to www.titus2mentoringwomen.com
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Living among the Dead Oct16

wordswag_1507735129303

Living among the Dead

Guest blog post by Kathy Neighbors

I recently ran into a store to grab something and there was this guy just browsing his phone walking circles in the front of the store. He was totally unaware of his surroundings. I got what I needed, circled back around to the front of the store, and there he was, still fixated on his phone. Alive, but dead.

I proceeded to find myself some lunch. It was busy and as I looked around, I noticed how many people were surfing their phones. I too, began deleting emails as a time-saver, because heaven forbid if I actually just had some quiet time. Tables of people were together, but not together because their phone was their entertaiment, not the company they were with. Alive, but dead.

Later in the grocery store parking lot, a couple sat in their car, with phones in their face, car running, hanging out it seemed. I went in, came out, and there they sat, transfixed on their individual phones, not each other. Engrossed in whatever each phone had to offer. Alive, but dead.

It appears to be an epidemic. Wasting time, appearing busy, rushing around, yet accomplishing little. I am just as guilty as the next person. I must check my phone 100 times per day. Why??? Honestly, I don't even know. But what I do know is that it is a problem.

Technology has its advantages and while it offers more ways to be productive and stay connected, I personally think it is an expensive, life-sucking, time-killer. I know I am stepping on some toes this morning, including my own, but I write from the heart and this is on my heart.

We do not get a second chance at this life! Each day we are granted 1440 minutes, if you are fortunate enough to sleep for 8 hours, that leaves you 960 minutes each day. It sounds like a lot perhaps, but lets be honest, time is swiftly passing us by.

Do we have a handle on how we are living and how we are spending our time? Are we investing our time in things that matter? Are we setting a good example for our children and grandchildren? Are we present, truly present?  Or simply shuffling through each day?

Love today.
Live today.
Be present.
Be alive.
See the people around you. After all God made people, not your device.

 

For His glory and the next generation,

Titus2 Mentoring Women
info@titus2mentoringwomen.com

For resources to equip and guide you in your mentoring, go to www.titus2mentoringwomen.com
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