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I’m making strides at going paperless. I even have the Bible on my iPhone and I look up verses on the computer when I’m working at my desk. Of course there is no substitute for holding the bound version, but sometimes it’s nice to catch a verse on the run. It also feels good to de-clutter my office of all the little bits and pieces of paper that slow me down because of loss or misplacement. Where’s the phone receipt? The invoice for a bill that was due last week? The slip where I’m sure I jotted down an email address? Little by little I’m making progress.

I can apply this practice to my spiritual life too. So often I make things difficult by purchasing too many books that end up in piles, or promising friends that I will meet for coffee and prayer when I know I’m already over-committed. I need to settle down and put things in perspective. God doesn’t expect me, or you, to be perfect but he does encourage us to rest in him. When I do I can find what I need, discard what I don’t need or want, and have enough time to be with the people who matter to me.

That’s a good feeling. I want to hang on to it. How about you?



Going Paperless — 4 Comments

  1. Welcome to my world Karen. I have my computer desk COVERED in post-it notes. Sometimes I forget things so I write myself little notes, Scriptures, or things to do. Then they get buried and I forget them anyway. Lol lol. I love my phone and use it most of the time as opposed to my computer. When I write, I use my computer, however. I have Bible software that helps me, but you’re right, nothing like that hard bound copy. Of course I have a Kindle Fire and small Kindle, and a Nook. Just bought a tablet. (Why) Have no idea. Taking it back. Lol. What was I thinking. The tech world is hard to do. What in the world did we do before computers and phones. Oooo, parish the thought. Lol lol.

  2. Wow, Karen, Mother and I always lament that paper is the bane of our existence! Sometimes I am drowning in it…….and books! Ah, books! I do love to read, but sometimes I need to stop reading and start doing……like cleaning up all that paper! =]
    Thanks for this simple reminder.

    • Thanks for commenting, Lynni. You and your mom and Charles share the same habit. Charles is as neat as a pin–but surrounded by ‘neat’ piles of paper!!

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