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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: OWN
What comes to mind? Set a timer for five minutes, and let’s write . . .
My family and I were blessed to travel to Florida recently for my daughter’s last high school spring break. We thoroughly enjoyed time with friends, time at the pool, time at the beach, and most of all time in the SUN . . . a luxury we haven’t experienced in Michigan for several months. 😉
While we were there, I couldn’t help but gawk at all the beauty around me . . . Blue skies, sunshine, palm trees, sparkling pools, the beach, ocean, and horizon . . . As I walked past the pool, I was so surprised by how many people I saw with their faces in their phones. Why were they not enjoying their surroundings?
Then I realized I was guilty, too . . . I frequently picked up my phone to check things like the time of the sunset, the weather forecast, the best place to park at the beach, the distance from our accommodation to the amusement park, Instagram, the news . . . the list goes on and on.
I found myself packing portable chargers in the car to make sure that the four phones in the vehicle had opportunity to be sufficiently charged during the long drives.
Even while on vacation, I found myself dependent on my phone more often than I wanted to be.
This realization forced me to ask myself: Do I own my phone, or does my phone own me?
Are you ready to OWN your story?
(See what I did there?) 😉
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Share Your Story: The Transforming Power of Telling Others What God Has Done
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I’d really like to own my story,
but it’s not mine, not any more.
It is for God in all His glory,
and He’s gonna use it for…
well, really, dude, I do not know;
He hasn’t really filled me in,
but what the heck, I’m gonna go
and give all I have within
so He has raw material
to make sense of my crazy days,
more dusty than ethereal,
more drunk than holy songs of praise,
but this is what I have to give,
and I’ll own how I chose to live.
Four minutes plus change.
Great question at the end. I find myself looking at my phone when I have the best views right in front of me. It’s frustrating!
But asking the question is a start!
What power that contains.
A sense of of empowerment.
Or the weight of shame.
What we do with the ownership
Will be reflected back on us either way. Make sure the choices we make are one’s we are proud to claim.
what a great question.