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?