Busy Isn't Always Better

   One of the things I love about warm weather is hanging laundry on the line. Sure the clothes smell nice and it cuts down on our electric bill, but you know my favorite part of using the clothesline? It makes me slow down.  How is that a good thing, especially when I usually feel like I’m racing time to check items off my to-do list? Why would I choose the slow technique rather than toss the laundry in the dryer? 

   When I spend 10 minutes hanging laundry, listening to the birds, breathing the fresh air, and visiting with my retired neighbors who bop over to talk, I’m refreshed. In our go-go-go society where “Busy”  is a badge of honor, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that matter most. Every time I haul a basket out to the clothesline, I slow down and say “No” to busier, faster, and more.  By keeping us busy, Satan pressures us to keep God on the back burner in our lives. 

   I often think about the ancient Israelites when I’m cleaning my house. Scrub, dust, vacuum, fold, put away — and those people in the Bible had a tent to clean!  Think of how much more time they had to learn God’s way and fellowship with His people without sports practice 6 days/week, health insurance paperwork, social media, electronics, playlists, emails, and Pinterest boards. I’m not complaining, and I’m not saying that everything we ...

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