Fully Present

During our time with the Stewarts, I asked them how they managed healthy work / life rhythms in the midst of full and busy ministry.  Doug traveled 1/3 of the year ... every year ... for 50 years.

I feel guilty travelling, leaving my family behind. So, I slid to the edge of my seat to hear their answer, opened my journal, uncapped my pen.

And, at first, I found myself disappointed.

"When I'm home, I'm fully present."

That sounds so easy.  Too easy.  Where's the secret?

But full presence in an age of technology, in a field of never-ending need, in a culture that leads to almost constant distraction ... that sounds like a significant achievement.

What would it take to be fully present when you're at home?

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