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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Media (in any form) (11/11/10)

TITLE: Time's a Wasting
By Dalyn Woods


My bedside radio comes to life, announcing the weather, traffic and morning news. I grab my Blackberry to check Face book, twitter and e-mail updates. Progressing into the bathroom, I turn on the TV to catch The Today Show while I shower and dress. Glancing at the clock, Iím shocked to see how late it is. Thereís just not enough time in the morning for devotions and prayer, I think to myself.

In the car, I listen to a popular morning drive show. Itís a little raunchy, but Iíve gotten used to it. I justify it by thinking, everyone at work will be talking about these DJs Ė I just need to fit in.

At work, I log in to my computer and immediately check the Web sites of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox. Assured the world isnít ending at the moment, I turn on my IPod Ė a top 40 mix - and start to work. I have a praise music list, but that might offend some of my coworkers.

At lunch time, I again check Face book and twitter statuses; read and forward the latest urban legend via e-mail; and then surf the Web for YouTube videos and the most popular news stories. Before I know it an hour is gone, but I really need to keep up with current events Ė itís such a fast-paced world.

Just before leaving work, I check important Web sites - E!, Style and People - I must keep up with the latest trends or what will people think?

I spend the drive home on my cell phone. The inventor of Bluetooth was a genius. This is quality time with my kids and spouse. There are so many activities in the evenings; we just donít get a chance to talk.

At home, I spend hour on tread mill with inspirational reading Ė Cosmo, Elle, and Shape Ė Iím just trying to be healthy.

I multitask, simultaneously eating my microwave dinner, watching the most popular shows and surfing the Net. I do a final Weather Channel check (snow expected in Montana Ė good to know in Florida) and go to bed way too late. Iím so tired, God canít possibly expect me to do a Bible study and pray at the end of such a busy day. Iíll do better tomorrowÖ

ďO God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ď Psalm 63:1 (KJV)

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/20/10
You delivered a grand message without coming across as preachy, which isn't always easy to do.
Verna Mull 11/20/10
I was worn out from just reading this as I have a phobia about all of the things like Facebook etc. I'm afraid this is just too true about a lot of us. We need to take time to study the 10 virgins and get priorities where they belong. This was a great reminder
Brenda Rice 11/22/10
You brought real life to life with your words. I could identify with your MC. You have a good message. Thanks.