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Arlene’s New Book







A Time to Text, A Time to Talk

There is a time to text, and there is a time to talk.

Texting is great for “Meet you in 5.”  It’s not so great for “I have a problem with what you said to be me yesterday…”

Solomon wrote the famous words in the Book of Ecclesiastes,

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”

I took the liberty of writing my own poem about our present digital world.  You’ll find it in my new book Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life:  

There is a time for everything technological,

And a season for every activity under your roof:

A time to take photos and a time to refrain from taking photos,

A time to text and a time for long conversation,

A time to install apps and a time to uninstall apps,

A time to limit and a time to use,

A time to watch funny cat videos and a time to read thoughtfully in a corner,

A time to delay gratification and a time for lavish gifts,

A time to keep and a time to throw away,

A time for Facebook and a time to shut Facebook down,

A time for Skype and a time for getting on an airplane,

A time for digital advances and a time for silent retreat.








Click here for Arlene’s free poem

Let’s make sure we spend our time wisely – especially with our technology.

A special shout out for those of you visiting from Proverbs 31 today!

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