Discernment: Is There an App for That?

When ministry gets overwhelming, centering prayer reminds us that we are more than what we do.

I am a relative latecomer to the smart phone market. I enjoy the separation from email when away from the computer, but when my simple cell phone died, I could hold out no longer.

My favorite application on the new phone may be the GPS feature. There is something remarkably comforting that my current location and desired destination can be pinpointed at the touch of a finger. The blue dot honing in to identify an exact location, then calculating a route, complete with turn-by-turn directions, trip duration and mileage count, all bring such satisfaction. Sometimes I'll reset the GPS several times over the journey, just to see the blue dot make progress and recalculate.

I wish someone could write an app for discernment.

Wouldn't it be great if at the touch of a button we could know exactly where we are in life, and where it is we want to go? But what about periods of transition, when we feel unmoored and find ourselves in a liminal space? If we aren't sure where we are, or even where we want ...

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