Whether it looks like throwing on sweatpants and laying around on the couch or serving a neighbour by mowing their lawn, Sabbath takes work. When you work hard at it, your effort can fuel all the other work that you do.
The rejection of technology is not for rejection’s sake, or for old time’s sake. It is not nostalgia, but a reclaiming of what makes us human.
So then, if true productivity is about embarking upon good works that bless others, and if the digital age is getting in the way of our own effectiveness in self-management and communication, what is the way forward?
Order. Disorder. Reorder is the pattern for all human growth. It’s the growing pain of how we mature. It’s the life-giving cycle of spiritual development.
Making decisions in life can be complicated, sometimes overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a simple test to help you make the right decision
For Christians, practicing discipline should have a greater goal than increased productivity and personal benefit. The Christian idea of discipline is about shaping your life according to the heart, character, and will of God.