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“Hello ma”
“Hello ” I reply back
Strange number.
“Who is speaking please?” I ask?
“I got your number from my mum who is one of your customers. My baby has cough and cattarrh. What medicine should I use for him?”…

And the calls flood in at different times of the day…

“Hello ma. What medicine can I take for breast pains? I want I stop breastfeeding”…

“Hello ma. Is it ture that antibiotics dries blood? My baby was prescribed antibiotics and I am wondering if I should add a blood tonic”…

“Hello ma. What mulitviatmin do you recommend for my baby? She is not eating”…

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Lies of busyness

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Day 5

“I need to fix this on my own.”

Now that we’re on the final day of this series on busyness, you might be feeling there are some areas of your life you want to change. You might be thinking that the solution is to somehow find a way to do better than you’re doing now–to set goals to spend your time more wisely, alter your thinking, or challenge your motivation.

When you think about how to actually make those goals happen though, your stress level rises. It feels daunting to think about tackling those overwhelming changes on your own.

Don’t underestimate God’s role in your busyness and the changes you want to make. Yes, you can make a lot of progress with strategic prioritization and some valuable time-management tips, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t turn to God for help. God invites us to come to him over and over throughout the Bible, to call on him in all circumstances. If you’re overwhelmed with the current state of your busyness, go to God. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).

Ask God for his guidance as to how to move forward, for his wisdom in setting your priorities, and for his help in keeping your motivation in check. Remember that you don’t have to be perfect. God’s love for you does not depend on what’s on your calendar today. Enjoy peace and rest in that precious truth.

Lies of Busyness

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Day 4

“I don’t have time to rest.”

A couple years ago, I heard about how one of my former professors makes a conscious effort to seek Sabbath rest on Sundays. I was intrigued. How did she manage to “give up” so much precious time on Sunday and still get all her errands and cleaning and to-do lists done? I started reading up on the Sabbath and its value for today’s Christians.

What I learned surprised me. Numerous books and articles I read pointed to a biological need for consistent, weekly rest. Could it be possible that God actually designed our bodies to need a day off each week? Was the scientific evidence true–that mental and physical rejuvenation for one day a week actually causes people to get significantly more done in six days than they can in seven days when they don’t make time to rest?

Mark 2:27 indicates that the Sabbath is something God intentionally created for our good: “Then Jesus said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath’” (NLT). Jesus isn’t explicitly clear what those needs are, but he knows that we humans need rest. We need refreshment. Most of all, we know that we need to stop and pause and ifll our cups with God, even if it’s not on Sundays or for an entire day.

Making time to rest in the Lord can be really challenging, but the benefits of that rest are worth the effort.

Lies of Busyness

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Day 3

“There aren’t enough hours in a day.”

Have you ever said something like that? I totally understand. Sometimes life feels like you’re running on a treadmill while someone keeps pushing the button to increase the speed faster and faster.

Twenty-four hours never feels like enough. If only we had more time! A couple extra hours a day would make all the difference! Or maybe an extra week to be able to catch up, right? (How do I know your thoughts? Because I have the exact same thoughts myself.)

The truth is that God will accomplish through you what he needs to accomplish in the time available. Our almighty God is the one who came up with 24-hour days after all. If God thinks that’s good enough, it is. I love the end of the book of Job when God challenges Job’s frustrations and puts him in his place for questioning God: “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. . . . Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place?” (Job 38:4,12).

In other words, God’s the boss man and he knows what he’s doing. You can wish for more time, but you’re not going to get it. You can’t make your days longer. What you can do is your best and leave the rest in God’s hands. After all, if everything in life depended on us, no amount of hours would ever, ever be enough.

Children and Smart phones

Children and Smart phones

“Mummy take me!” My daughter pleads as I raise the mirror to take a look at what my hairdresser is doing.

“Mummy meee!” Her brother pulls down my hand in order to bring the mirror to his level.

I am wondering why all these fuss about a mirror.

Then it dawns on me! And I laugh. These digital age kids think I am holding a tab! No thanks to their to their not-so-fashionable mom who hasn’t a hand mirror in her possession.

“This is a mirror. It’s not a tablet”, I explain.

They look crest-fallen. I decide to play along.

“Ok. Lets take a selfie!” Their faces brighten up. I take a shot with the help of my phone. This is the result our “selfie” on the mirror!

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Talking about tablets… These days, our kids are using more of it than ever before.

We often use it to keep them engaged while we are busy driving or working, etc. The same with smartphones.

But are we taking precautions?

Increasing evidence suggests that wireless devices like tabs and smartphones may pose health hazards. In 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified RF energy radiated by these devices as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” And a recent Swedish study published in Pathophysiology found that using a cell phone, especially before age 20, raised the risk of a certain type of brain tumor over time.

Kids are the most vulnerable to RF effects because their body is still developing. “Children have a thinner skull, so the radiation penetrates much deeper,” says Devra Davis, Ph.D., founder and president of the nonprofit Environmental Health Trust. When a kid holds a cell phone against her ear, she can absorb up to ten times more RF energy than an adult can, according to a study review in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure.

So do we stop our kids from handling our devices? Not really

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Here’s what you can do:

  1. Switch to airplane mode.

If your kid wants to watch a video, download it to your device first and hen select this mode.

2. Practice safe phoning

When Grandma calls to chat with your child, plug in the earphones that came with your phone first. This puts critical distance between the cell and your child’s head. Even a few inches of separation greatly reduces a child’s exposure to RF energy.

3.Don’t buy him a smartphone (yet).

A child’s skull isn’t as thick as an adult’s until around age 15. Limiting his access until age 12 will reduce his radiation risk in the critical early years. By then he should be mature enough to understand how important it is to use headphones when he calls friends — and he’ll probably mostly text anyway, which is safer (since the phone isn’t near his head). Avoid letting him keep the device in his pocket; this can increase his exposure to radiation. A backpack is a better spot — it puts a layer between your kid and his cell.

 

Conclusion

See your wireless device (smartphones, tablets) as a radiation emitting device similar to X-rays. Take the necessary precautions

 

To the health of our kids and ours!

I remain Aunty Pharmacist.

Lies of Busyness

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Day 2

“Work and ambition are wrong.”

“Mary has chosen what is better,” Jesus said in Luke 10:42 when he visited Mary and Martha’s home. While Mary was listening to Jesus, Martha had gotten distracted with housework. We Christians hear this story and often hang our heads in shame, heaping guilt on ourselves for being productive.

In the previous devotion, we looked at the problem that results from pride in our busyness. On the flip side, many of us suffer from guilt over our busyness as well.

The truth is that work is one of our God-given functions. Countless people praise God through various types of hard work. They use the intellect and circumstances God has provided them with to preach, teach, build companies, raise families, and on and on. Numerous Bible verses praise having a strong work ethic. Work or ambition in and of itself isn’t the problem. What the issue comes down to is heart, motivation, and priorities.

If our motivation is to serve God with our work but also make time with him our #1 priority, we’re on the right track. There’s a time to be still and to be in God’s presence, and there’s also a time to work and get stuff done. In those times when we’re doing work, let’s approach it according to Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”

Lies of Busyness.

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Day 1

“My busyness pleases God.”

Look at my calendar and you’ll see a lot of stuff–deadlines, commitments, responsibilities. I’m sure some people would be impressed at all the “important” things I keep myself busy with.

In the United States, our society prizes busyness. “How are you doing?” our friends ask us. “Busy!” we reply, waiting for the sympathy or gold medal we think we deserve as a result of the chaotic life we’ve built for ourselves. Who cares if other people are impressed though? The question is, Does our Creator approve?

Why are you busy? What’s the point of it all? Psalm 39:6 sums up one of my greatest fears for us Christians in our hectic world: “We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing” (Psalm 39:6 NLT). Doesn’t that almost give you chills? Merely moving shadows. Busy rushing that ends in nothing. The last thing I want is for most of my life to be pointless in the scope of eternity, but the truth is that much of my busy rushing is pretty pointless.

Busyness by itself isn’t wrong, but busyness requires intention. Pray that God will guard you from pointless busyness and that if you are busy, that you’ll live busy with a purpose.