August 26, 2014
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My children go to camp in the summer for three to four weeks.  I love that they have time away from the city to connect with  God in nature.  One of the most important things I have come to realize is the benefit of being “unplugged” for at least three weeks.  No phone, no internet, no texts, no emails, no noise competing for their time.

No noise competing for their tiIMG_2125me.

Instead they heard the rain, they saw the stars, they laughed with friends from all over the country, they let go of the pretense of the media vying for their time, and they reconnected with their authentic selves.

No noise competing for their time.

Yesterday I took a fast, just one day, from the world competing for my time.  Today I must work to get a few things done.  But tomorrow I will do it again.  I will water the flowers, I will dig in the dirt, I will walk in the woods, I will listen for God’s voice in His creation.

May you be blessed and take time to fast.

No noise competing for your time.

With a grateful heart,

Lil

(c) 2014, Rev. Lil Smith

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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