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  • Writer's pictureTammy Arlene

What do you value?

Let's explore this together. The first thing that comes to mind may not be your heart's answer.

According to Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”

That quote stands out to me when I consider priorities in my life. Let’s take a moment to consider the question and use logic to find the answer. The first place we can look is our bank accounts. Where do we spend money? More importantly, what do we spend it on?

Now, take a look at your time. This is easy to do with a smart phone. Mine tracks my screen time and tells me how much time I spend starting at the gadget. It also tells me what I use and for how long.

Well, maybe I have had one (or ten) too many fancy coffees this last month. However, a couple of those were when I was connecting with others. This type of scrutiny isn’t an all or nothing thing. There is value in getting a latte as long as it is in moderation and we are not straining our finances over the indulgence.

Oops, and looking at my phone I realized I spend a lot of time on social media. Some of it is spent encouraging others, and connecting with people that I can’t see right now because of the pandemic. Maybe I can drop a card or note in the mail to them instead of looking at cat videos for an hour though. Also, I may find time I could spend with family—which is something I truly value.

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