Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Recently, I packed for a trip and secretly hoped The Pastor didn't come in the room while I was stuffing things into my bag. Mr. low-tech just doesn't understand all the technology required for a proper vacation, or what it takes to keep said technology charged up and ready to use. Besides the laptop and power cord, I obviously need chargers for my iPod, cell phone, digital camera, and camcorder. Much is required to keep my life running, and rather than the regular amenities, my main concern when choosing a hotel is how many power outlets they have in the rooms. I require a lot of plugging in. (And we haven't even discussed electric hair-care products.)
A week or so ago, I noticed that I'd neglected to plug in something very important. Myself. I felt drained and tired; dry and alone. I looked over at my Bible, which hadn't been touched since the Sunday before. I considered my prayer life, which had consisted of selfish words mumbled as I fell off to sleep each night; and I thought about the mental energy I'd wasted on the wrong things. I realized that it had been too long since I had properly connected with my power source. Maybe that happens a little more easily during the Christmas season (which is actually very ironic), but either way, I better continually address the issue or I will lose "charge".
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go plug in....