Simplify My Life = No Ipod

Well, yesterday I handed my Ipod Touch over to Chris.  I may not have been crying on the outside … but …

Basically, here’s the deal.  Our theme for our Fall Retreat was “Simplify My Life,” in other words, how do we make space in our crowded lives for God?  One of the things we talked about was how all of our technology can pull us away from God.  Not because it is bad in and of itself, but because it can become too much of a distraction.  For me, I was already noticing in myself that I was playing with that Ipod Touch too much; between internet, movies, games, apps and more, I was fiddling with it all the time, reading less, tuning out others more, etc.  I literally had it with me 24/7.  So as I’m standing there talking about technological leashes, I realized I needed to put my money where my mouth was … and announced I was giving it up for a month (if I didn’t say it publicly, I would have changed my mind!!!).  I thought I could do it on my own … but it’s better this way.  So yesterday, I handed it over to Chris!

Granted, that meant I had time to read book two in the Twilight Saga this morning, which is not cool.

But that aside, I’m looking forward to breaking some bad tech habits in my life right now!  I’ve already noticed more time throughout my day!

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