Thursday, March 1, 2012

No phones allowed: Muskegon church opens for 'quiet day' Saturday

From Michigan-

Since average smart phone users check their devices 34 times per day, a few hours without technology might seem like a recipe for anxiety.

But Linda Reynolds thinks a little silence is just what many people need to renew their spirits.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its first “Leave the World Behind” day for quiet reflection of the year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can enter through the church’s courtyard at 1006 Third.

Reynolds, a St. Paul’s member who organized the previous five quiet days, said she started them because she felt a need for a space to reflect silently in her own life, without any electronic distractions.

“I thought if I need it, a lot of other people probably need it too,” she said. “I think about the days in the past when people could, if they felt the need, just walk into a church and pray. The churches today are locked up tighter than a drum.”

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