I lost my phone in LA.

I know. How does one, who is thirty years of age, manage to forget such a lifeline? I ask myself this every other minute as I remember yet again, I lost my phone in LA. I’ve been letting Jesus know its good stewardship to have that phone found. That incredibly overpriced phone I left somewhere in LA.

And yet the bigger question to a thirty year old should be, your cellphone is your lifeline? But really, shouldn’t that be the question?

My cellphone is my lifeline. Not that I planned it that way or would even care to admit it. Though without caution, I’ve allowed technology to take over authenticity in some form. That’s incredibly dangerous; especially since one week without a phone has proven to me just how incredibly slow, beautiful and precious life really is. And unless Grams is calling, I really don’t find any fulfillment from it. See without the cellphone, I am without a whole lot of my contacts, textees and the like. I cannot see the requests and so I cannot fulfill them. And though we assume these data filled phones are our way to connect, I am really beginning to question if these are our truest forms to disconnect greatly from authenticity.

I wonder if more of life is supposed to be this way. No, I don’t mean ignoring people, relationships or responsibilities. I obviously love all three. I also don’t mean gaps of living without a phone. I wonder if life is meant to be lived with your cell phone in LA and your heart in your real life… the one right before you.

I’d like to say I missed the world this passed week. I’d like to say it but it’d be more of a lie than the truth. Truth is, I loved this week. I loved being with Christ, learning more about His character than you’re latest foodie post on Instagram (which I’ll never end up making even if it looks divine). I loved meeting with my friend and fully engaging with her, without even a spare moment to selfie the moment for the world to see. I feel full of life and at rest with the world.

And sure I lost my phone in LA, but I guess I sort of needed to.