I had some information I wanted to share. I found all this while doing research for a devotion. My devotion ended up taking a different turn. I wanted to share what I found with you anyway! ((All research from the internet))
Did you know?
Recent conversations in our home lately have been on how valuable time is. Time spent with the Lord, on yourself, for others and for your employer. How much time do we spend in mindless distraction, impeding our service for others?
I am a witness to it everywhere:
The car ahead of me on the road that swerves in and out of their lane and cannot maintain their speed.
The car in front of me who sits through the whole green light not moving.
The car accident pulled to the side of the road.
The stock boy at the store, standing with his hands in front of him staring at the small object in his hands glancing around to see if he is spotted by the boss while maintaing his finger flying pace on the small object in his hands.
The store cashier who takes precious seconds of my time to glance at the small object in her pocket before serving me.
Half the college math class is using that small object during class time.
The folks at church who repeatedly glance at a small object on the pew next to them and even furiously tap on said small object several times during the preaching service at church.
The man who spends 45 minutes in rush hour traffic to come home, not say a word upon arrival at said home, but stand in the middle of the room fixated on the small object he holds in his hand until business is complete and family is greeted, sometimes 30 minutes after his arrival home.
We live in a faced paced world, a world full of technology. Fast food, drive through, drive up ATM’s, 24 hour business, GPS, internet, cell phone, portable DVD, cable t.v. instant messaging, blackberries, I phones, on star, blogs, facebook, video chatting, reformers club, soulwinning club, men’s club, women’s club, children’s club, discipleship club, hospitality club, preteen club, teen club, children’s club, dance class, spin class, swim lessons, ballet lessons, piano lessons, ti kwan do lesson, aerobics class, football, basketball, softball, track, cricket golf, tennis, wrestling, summer camp, winter camp, couples retreats…whew…
Did you know?
70 % of Americans send at least one text a day
73% of cell phone users admit to using their phone while driving
38 % of cell phone owner think it’s okay to use their phone while on the toilet
(In 2007) 203,000 Americans had a cell phone
75 billion text message are sent a day
Americans average 13 hours a month on a cell phone
47% of teens admit they are able to text with their eyes closed
2 out of 3 cell phone users use their phones as a flashlight
24% of teens sleep with their phone
1,742 is the average of texts sent a month among the 13-17 year olds
teens average 80 sent text messages a day
71% of American teens own a cell phone
25% of police reported crashes are a result of driving while distracted
37% is the amount that cell phones reduce brain activity needed for driving
187,000 text in one month is the world record
74% of Americans use the internet
½ of all American homes with computers are wired for high speed
3 hours a day average time spent on line
12 ½ hours spent on line a week
96 channels of cable is the national average
99% of American household’s posses a television
2.4 is the average amount of televisions in the average American home
66% of Americans eat dinner around the television
6 million movies are rented everyday
3 million items are checked out from the library every day
7 hours a day is the average a television is on in the typical American home
70% of daycare centers report they use television during a typical day
92% of American households posess a bible
in 2000, 59% of those with a bible read their bible, occasionally
37% of those with a bible read their bible once a week
1 in 7 Americans actually STUDY their bible
3.5 minutes a day is the amount of time parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children
54% of 4-6 year olds, prefer to watch t.v. rather than spend time with their fathers.