Slave of Jesus Christ, husband, preacher-man, productivity nut, and Director of Operations at The Master's Seminary.
In the evenings, Charles Spurgeon’s wife would sit on a cushion at his feet and read to him. So far, I have been unsuccessful in persuading my wife to do the same for me, but I think I may have found an alternative solution. I now listen to Kindle books on iPhone. A major part of ministering revolves around reading. We are men of the Word, and men of words. Be it the Scriptures...
The smartphone is a double-edged sword. It grants us the ability to use apps which can make us more organized, more accessible, and more informed, but it can also be a major distraction, making us less productive. Here is a way to maximize the usefulness of your phone while minimizing its potential for distraction.
One thing we didn't account for was just how selective we would need to be with what we brought on the RV. Thus, it was by my miserliness and Kim’s dream of a world without hallways that we stumbled rather accidentally into minimalism. But the Lord has taught me a lot through the experience of living with less. He’s taught me about contentment, my sinful heart, and the realities of disappointment.
I’m going to argue that there is a real Christian benefit to spending time alone in nature. To some that may seem obvious, to others it may conjure up images of mystics in caves, granola munching hippies, or just the discomfort of sweat and bug bites. But there is something about even just a brisk walk in the woods by yourself that does wonders for the soul.