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Paying Attention

October 1, 2012

…in which Matt and Shaun have difficulty paying attention to the podcast.  Does your mind ever wander?  Do you ever have a hard time following a sermon or staying awake during prayer?  Christians need to reclaim the practice of “attending” to life one thing — one person — at a time!

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  1. Dan Dlugos permalink
    October 3, 2012 12:49 pm

    Checking my twitter ….. updating facebook ….. walking the dog ….. listening to ordinary means. All at the same time. That was convicting.

    • ordinarymeans permalink*
      October 3, 2012 1:20 pm

      So true, Dan, so true.

      • October 3, 2012 8:21 pm

        I was just about to leave a follow up comment about time management, and how difficult it is. I was also going to offer some techniques I use, and ask for additional suggestions.

        But then I realized I’m supposed to be finishing up invitations for our banquet, and not goofing around on the internet.

      • ordinarymeans permalink*
        October 3, 2012 8:48 pm

        I guess that means I can get back to work too. ;O)

  2. November 19, 2012 9:49 pm

    It’s been a while since I have listened to one of your podcasts. I write this is as I listen to another. (ack!) But this will definitely be my next selection. I have noticed attention issues recently, even in a small way. I see that friends, specifically my Christian ones, often repeatedly interrupt each other in conversations. This has brought to my attention my own practice of doing same. It’s as if we are so intent on sharing our own thoughts, we can’t take the time to let another finish their sentence and then form a response. It perhaps a minor issue in the scope of things; but stated harshly, I think it is telling of a sort of self-absorbed perspective. Personally, I haven’t made it so far to completely discontinue this habit, but I am aware of it now and attempting to stop. If I should interrupt you in the future, extend a bit of grace, please point it out, and continue on.

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