Thursday, June 22, 2017
Waking Up Slowly
I'm finally able to read again after the school year finished last Wednesday.
This book was a good one to get back into reading!
Burchett makes the point we need to put our phones down to really live life. While they can be useful pieces of technology, we also need to learn how to be present with God and each other.
As I am slowing down from the school year, I am reminded of the importance of rest.
"The world gets along just fine without my help. That is disappointing and liberating at the same time" (78).
"The past is real. I can't pretend it didn't happen. I need to pick the good and even the rotten fruit to learn how it affected me. Then I burn what's left so I can heal and be present in the moment" (88).
I found myself nodding in agreement to so many things in his book. Little life lessons you can learn from simple things around you if you just take the time to open your eyes. I appreciate his simple life lessons in short chapters, complete with quotes and pictures of important things in his life to start each one.
Time to go on vacation and unplug.
I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.