Notification-free phone
Vojtech Rinik
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A few years ago, my wife and I were out of the country for a year in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Internet there was terrible. We ended up using old Nokia candybar phones and only had access to the Internet every few weeks for an hour or so. Talk about detox! Absolutely life-changing.

When we got back, we decided to stick with leaving the Internet at home and used phones with no data plan. For two years I used Nokia phones. Recently, I started using an iPhone again, mainly for the contact syncing and the camera to take pics of my kids. But I still have no data plan. And this is a good reminder of why.

Vojtech Rinik, thanks for reminding me to look at my life and intentionally limit interruption and distraction.

One of my goals this year is to more fully experience the presence of God wherever I am. The flipside of that goal is to be more present wherever I am, with whoever I’m with. Notifications can be the tiny foxes that spoil the vineyard.

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