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“Lost time is never found again.” –Benjamin Franklin.

“If someone had told me when I was twenty years old that life was very short and would pass — just like that — I wouldn’t have believed it. And if I tell you that, you don’t believe it either. I cannot get young people to understand how brief life is, how quickly it passes.” –Billy Graham

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” –Psalm 90:12  


The Life-Sucking Machine

Inconceivable! That’s the famous line uttered by the Sicilian criminal genius, Vizzini, in the cult classic The Princess Bride. It’s also the feeling I got as I looked over the results of my newly installed screen time app. How could I possibly have spent that much time on my phone during the day? Digging deeper, I realized it wasn’t any one thing. It was a couple minutes here. A couple minutes there. All my little phone sessions added up to a disporportionate amount of time. Or should I say, Inconceivable!

Scripture tells us to steward our time carefully. Life is so short. Each moment is an amazing gift of God! And we willingly give it up to the life-sucking Machine (There’s another Princess Bride reference for you all). I decided to limit my time to an hour a day. I don't want to spend any more time on my phone than that. How are you doing with screen time? What is God putting on your heart?

Looking Ahead

  1. Keep working through your Foundations bible reading devotional (Week 4).
  2. Sunday, October 18th. Airsoft at the LRC Church Property from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, October 21st. Costume Night!!! Both middle school and high school will meet from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Our night will include food, a night game and a prize for the winning costume.
  4. Wednesday, October 28th. We return to our regular middle school and high school meetings with a slight time adjustment. Middle School will meet from 6:10-7:45 p.m. High School will meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  5. November 13-14th. Reality Apologetic Conference. Families, registration is still open. I have a couple of $35 tickets left and then the price jumps up to $45. Shoot me a text or email to register.