His whole life flashed before his screen

Cartoon of a man staring at a computer screen

We make all sorts of decisions each day. Throughout the day, I’m tempted to spend my time in front of a screen. Whether it’s a television, computer screen or a mobile phone, it can get so easy to get lost in a glowing rectangle.

Sometimes, I can justify it because I am working. Other times,  I wonder where the time went. That glowing rectangle can sure hypnotize me!

Then I remember my time is so limited on this planet. My kids have grown. Did I spend too much time in front of a screen when I should have been in front of them?

Time is short. Teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom.  Our time is short. Make sure most of it isn’t in front of a glowing rectangle!

 

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How to help your mom

Cartoon of a boy with a basketball and a mom

Cartoon of a son with a basketball and a mom with a laundry basket. The son says, “From now on, I’m going to help you around here, mom. Do you want me to help you learn how to shoot hoops?”

Mother’s Day breakfast in bed alternative

Cartoon of two children. One is on the phone about Mother's Day

Cartoon of two children. One is on the phone. She says, “Hello, Pizza Palace? For Mother’s Day, would you deliver breakfast in bed?”

How to know it’s time to buy your mom a computer

Cartoon of an elderly mom with packed suitcases talking to her adult daughter

Cartoon of an elderly mom with packed suitcases and an adult daughter at a front door. The mom says, “My computer’s down, Hon. So can I spend a few weeks with yours?”

Cartoon: Praying Back to School

Cartoon of a mom and a boy. The boy says, "I don't get it. I prayed real hard, but I still have to go back to school?"

Cartoon of a mom and a boy. The boy says, “I don’t get it. I prayed real hard, but I still have to go back to school?”

Yes, I’m afraid so. Many kids in the USA go back to school tomorrow, if they haven’t already. Christmas break was fun, but now it’s time to hit the books and hold out until spring.

I drew this for the August, 2012, Church of God E-Newsletter.