There is a bit of "detox" a child goes through when we ask them to "unplug" at the dinner table. Some children don't know what to do when a device isn't in their hands to scroll through or build a new world on. It's extremely normal to see six people behind six screens in a living room. Okay, in my living room.
We know the statistics, we know we are ALL plugged into the palm of our hands ... way too much. Sometimes being pulled away from those little boxes of comfort can be daunting. And sometimes, it can be freeing.
Seven-hours-a-day freeing. We want the extra time. We crave to have more wiggle room to just "think". But then we ... and our kids ... are given that much extra time, we panic. What in the world will we do with that extra time?
At Camp ... we have no problem filling those extra hours.
Instead of plugging into a screen, how about plugging into ...
Relationships. Sitting and talking, face to face. Seems archaic these days ... but, man it's a great thing to plug into ... knowing people (real people).
God's Word. We love our bible app. No doubt. But, you can easily shift your attention to your photo stream pretty darn quick. When you are holding God's Word and you slide your finger over ... you are still in God's word. That's a good shift.