I ran across an interesting story about research about how digital devices deprive the brain of needed downtime. An excerpt:
At the University of Michigan, a study found that people learned significantly better after a walk in nature than after a walk in a dense urban environment, suggesting that processing a barrage of information leaves people fatigued.
Even though people feel entertained, even relaxed, when they multitask while exercising, or pass a moment at the bus stop by catching a quick video clip, they might be taxing their brains, scientists say.
I figured this might be useful when talking with those young church workers I mentioned last week.
Of course, we should take the research with a grain of salt… After all, Michigan contributed to it… 🙂
A while back, I wrote about my Top 5 Promises of God. It regularly shows up in my stats as a page people find while searching the internet for stuff. I’m going to be preaching this weekend and again on October 24/25, so I’ve decided to revisit the promises in more depth.
Up first: Rest, Presence and Forgiveness.
It’s been a long week. Here are some of the highlights:
- Easter Breakfast Setup/Service
- Easter Dinner at Kim’s, straight from church
- Nephew Zachary arrives from Cleveland
- Early morning with Zach
- Afternoon chasing Zach on the playground at Maple East
- Entertaining Zachary
- Work in the morning
- Shoulder surgery in the afternoon (Everything’s good, as far as I know. I find out more on Thursday)
- Afternoon with Zach
- Work in the evening
- Bowling with Zach and friends
- Morning home with Zach and Hope
- Work in the afternoon
- Testing our Town Hall For Hope internet stream from 7-9:30 p.m.
- Slipped on the stairs and fell down the bottom three with Addison. (She’s fine, I’m extremely sore in the neck/shoulders)
- Sermon practice Friday Afternoon
- Worked on Confirmation gifts
- Youth Band
- Home to see Zach off
- Sermon practice and leading worship in the evening
Looking forward to some actual rest this afternoon.
Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
In a world full of stress and things that just have to be done, where can we find rest? Jesus offers it freely. Are you resting in Christ?