I may not be a born multi-tasker, but I became one pretty early in life. Family members used to get irritated with me on vacations because I would play card games with them—cards in one hand—while reading a book held by the other (and engaging in the conversation.)
Sometimes multi-tasking has been helpful to me. Other times, I think it has proven harmful.
I know more and more people are wrestling with this. Ever have that woman behind you at the stop light during early morning traffic, staring at her rear view mirror, putting on makeup with one hand and talking on the cell phone held by the other? Not good.
The fifty-plus verses in the Bible, talking about meditation, scream out to me the need for us to slow down when it comes to Scripture. Instead of being in such a hurry, God’s Word is calling for us to R-E-L-A-X. Breathe. Chill.
I am all for goal setting. I want to join the many, who want to squeeze everything out of the experience we call life. But we can go too far.
We, adrenaline junkies, probably need to be reminded that the important thing is not getting into the Scriptures; the important thing is allowing the Scriptures to get into us.
Five Things I Think I Think (with a nod to Peter King for this idea)
1. Friday night was magical; the Rangers, the Rangers!, are going to the World Series.
2. I told my church Sunday morning that I now understand why Diann Preston, the ETCA volleyball coach, let’s me film the matches from the rafters.
During Saturday’s match, my daughter, Haleigh, hit a fantastic backcourt spike to gain the point at a critical juncture during the second game. The referee called it out. OUT!
I knew this ref was ripping off my baby girl. Deep inside, my emotions welled up and I felt a deep desire to boo.
Of course, this was appropriate, as I long as I booed to the glory of God and with the love of Christ.
3. We lost a heartbreaker Saturday to a team from Amarillo. This was after winning our playoff match Tuesday night against Dallas Westwood. Admittedly, Westwood was a young team and very green. Still, we won one game by a score of 25-1—that would be hard to do without anybody on the other side of the net. (Through the years, just observing teams passing the ball around or serving, I often see a lot of unforced errors. These, of course, are points for the other team.)
The volleyball season is over. The great thing about sports, though, is it is a lot like life. You’ve got to move on. Now, we move on to basketball and hopefully, a great season.
4. Halloween comes up this weekend. I’ve got to confess, I’ve got a desire to have a family night, where all of us watch the old Don Knott’s movie, THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN.
5. On the Rangers TBS telecasts, I kept seeing the same Volkswagen commercial over and over again. Have you seen it? The guy takes all of these odd jobs to earn money to buy a Volkswagen—all to the tune of Wynn Stewart’s song, “Another Day, Another Dollar.” (Hilarious commercial by the way.) That song grew on me so much, I downloaded it to my iPhone. Incidentally, that song was not a hit for Stewart. He died in 1985 of a heart attack at the age of 51. Interesting, the power of the media—a quarter century after a man’s death, an Ad firm selects a song and makes him more well known than he was during his lifetime.