I’m An Informationaholic • Information
is a drug • There’s scientific proof of this • It limits creativity and focus • It causes attention span problems • It creates severe mood swings • It can be very hard to live without
Here But, Not Here •
We need a “hit” of information • We text, IM and talk all the time • We can be physically present, but... • We are mentally absent • We are becoming zombies • We are controlled by the drug
I have much to write
you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.
In Writing • John was
a disciple • John was a writer of letters • In John 3, he realizes that some things cannot be communicated in writing • The rest of John 3 is a conversation about trust, love and reputation of friends • They were “tight” and because of that, they could do the work set out for them
Dear friend, I pray that
you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
Good Habits To Start •
Prioritize face-to-face meetings over anything else • Stand up when you meet new people • Greet with a handshake or a hug • Pay attention to names • Look people in the eye • Truly love people
Dear friend, you are faithful
in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church about your love.
Bad Habits To Break •
Taking phone calls during a meal or when “out” • Texting while others are with you or talking • Staying up late with “dates” • Constantly having IM and email open • Breaking your online word in real life