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Thursday, January 8, 2015

There's An App For That

    There’s An App For That

    Now that January has come into full swing, we have flung out the pretty papers and tinsel, and we are learning all the tricks our new phone, laptop, tablet, or other gift of technology can do.  Is it a tool or toy? Either way, for many of us technology has taken over our lives.

   I love the new technology and marvel every time my granddaughter, Ava Baron, teaches me about a new app.  Both of our sons offer advice and suggestions on how to better use our I-Phones and I-pad. Many of a morning I ask sweet husband to look at me and not his I-pad when we are talking.  Yep, even seniors let the machines creep in and block daily communication. 

   The more often I hear people say, “There’s and app for that,” the more I think perhaps there are other “apps” we should consider.

     For example, there are some scriptural apps that we should recognize and use each day.  In Proverbs there are “apply” apps that could make our lives better. “Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.” (Pr. 22:17)  So, that is a please the Lord app!  Now, we all need that one! 

     We are fast to suggest browsers, websites, blogs and other sites to our friends. How many wise sayings of God are on our lips and ready to share with others over coffee, dinner, or at the gym?

    Going to the next chapter of Proverbs, we learn another app to use each day. “Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.” (Pr. 23:12) That’s a daily needed app too, right?  Seeking wisdom and trying to implement it in our lives is what January, new beginnings, and starting again is all about.  So, I’m offering up these two scriptural apps and will share more spiritual apps on my next blog.  I hope this brings the right app to your New Year’s intentions.

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