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Distraction

When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me too much of a good thing was bad for me.  Her kernel of “wisdom” confused me.  How could a lot of something good be bad for me?  Mom said this when she saw me eating too much candy or watching too much television.  She wanted my body and mind to remain healthy.  My childhood days have long since past and my mother is now in heaven.  Yet, I can still hear a faint voice in my head when I allow myself to be too caught up in distracting activities.

In our present situation involving social distancing and self-isolation, distraction seems to be a gift we can use to save the day.  We believe it will keep us away from worrying about “what if” scenarios.  It is true getting caught up in our favorite distracting activity transports us far away from these troubled times.  The problem arises, however, when we are distracted at the expense of everything else.

In the days ahead, don’t let distraction lure you away from focusing on the important things you need to be doing.  Don’t let it keep you from maintaining a healthy mind and body.  What important thing could you accomplish if you minimized distraction in your life?

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Be of good courage!

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Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!

Psalm 27:14 ESV

Faith dominos

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I heard a sermon over the summer about faith dominos.  The speaker described these as people or situations in someone’s life that led them over the course of time to encounter God.  She went on to say God uses the elements of the world he created with perfect timing, falling one against the other like a string of dominos.  Each domino moves a person closer and closer to their encounter with God.  We were challenged to be a single domino in the string of many in the life of someone who may be struggling.

“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” 1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT