Tag: Busyness

For the last fifteen years, I've pretty much had only one answer to the question, "How are you doing?" It's always: "Tired." Or maybe, "Busy, tired. But good!" As far as I can tell, this is the standard answer to the question. How are Americans doing? They're tired. When I started...
The other day, I had lunch with an old college buddy, who was one of the most influential people in my life. This was a highlight of my year, because I haven’t seen my good friend and mentor in nearly 12 years. His name is Bert Suluvale and I wanted...
In light of my recent posts on busyness, it seems fitting to share a few thoughts on rest. Rest can be awful: “How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will...
While we need to give the anxiety we feel over our busy schedules to God, and while we should enjoy a certain fellowship with God in the midst of the activities that keep us busy, very often our schedules are busy because we are idolatrous. It’s very likely that you...
When life gets so busy that my relationship with God begins to suffer, my first impulse is to become less busy. But I’m not sure that that’s always the right answer. Every semester, I talk with students who find their schoolwork getting in the way of their spiritual life. “I’m...
We book ourselves too tight. Ask anyone how they’re doing and they’ll probably say one of two things: “Good, but busy” or just “Busy.” The only thing that keeps our frequent references to the fast pace of our modern lifestyle from being a tired cliché is the undeniable truth...
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