MY PUSHBACK AGAINST DISTRACTION

THE SPLISH SPLISH sound under my feet in the hallway alerted me to what was happening in the laundry room nearby. The dog's water dish! I rushed to turn off the faucet and gauge the aftermath of "the flood."

I'd been filling the dish in the laundry room sink when I decided to make a quick phone call. Afterward, I moved to the computer to try to pin down a Bible verse that had been rolling around in my head—something about wholeheartedness—completely losing track of my original task. As a newspaper article I'd just been reading cautioned, I'd been spreading myself too thin.

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