Paper Diaries

The other day I asked two of our young interns if we could organise a meeting. Lauren, 21, pulled out her paper diary to confirm whether she was free or not. My jaw nearly hit the floor. I hadn’t seen a paper diary in years. I couldn’t help but chuckle and remark how old school this was.

That’s when our other intern, 24, pulled out his paper diary. I couldn’t believe it.

Ellie, 18, just happened to be walking past at the time and I asked her if she had a paper diary. She confirmed she did and it was the only calendar she used.

Our 22 year old youth worker also used a paper diary as did our 24 year old children’s assistant.

I am far from being hip and cool but was amazed at how I was using technology more in my daily scheduling than these young adults whose lives have always been saturated by screens.

Really, it doesn’t matter whether you use a paper diary or an electronic diary, as long as you are organised and turn up on time!

Thankfully God is not prescriptive on how we connect with Him either. One way is no greater than the other, it’s just different.

Some people find singing is best, others praying, others reading, others being still and silent. It doesn’t matter how we connect with God, what matters is that we make the effort to connect with Him.

There’s no need to compare your experience with others but let’s all learn from each other so that we are encouraging our faith, no matter what the expression.

Lord, you have made us all different. May we take the time to connect with you in all the various forms we can. Amen.

How do you connect best with God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.