Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend with time to get refreshed. It is another beautiful sunny day. This morning I cleaned the apt, made egg dishes, veggie stir-fry… and shortly am going to dip yogurt covered raspberries in hot chocolate. Emoji
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Technology has changed us, perhaps all of us, and robs us of our time and attention. We get so distracted that we find it hard to even give space and time to feed our souls. People don’t feel more connected but rather isolated as a result of digital media. I hear young people talk about a good friend, and yet they have never met the person and had any face- to- face interaction. Even adults can be with family in a restaurant and no one is talking but everyone is on their phone and maybe texting to a casual acquaintance or gaming. This all leaves our interior life wanting and affects how we think and what we do and how we view ourselves.
   Many people who loved to read and write now surf the web instead and makes for more shallow thinking. Some have even checked into rehab for digital addiction, and gone through withdrawal. 
   If we become hooked on modern technology, we have no time or space left for our souls as we become so distracted in numerous ways. Maybe instead we need to go for a walk out in nature or read a book, or exercise self-awareness and learn to feed our souls. Instead of digital stimuli to shape what we do, we ask the Holy spirit to guide and direct us. Or we may carve out space for times of quiet and silence and make room for the Lord to direct our hearts. We also join with other believers in face-to-face fellowship and absorb biblical teaching that feeds our souls.
  Let us not give modern technology control over us, but rather be open to let the Holy Spirit direct and feed our souls. May our focus be on the Lord without distractions that rob us of a rich life.As it says in Psalm 39:7, “And now, Lord, what do I expectantly wait: My hope (my confident expectation) is in You.”
  Challenge for today: For part of the day, put your phone aside and instead listen for the Lord to speak.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy