The book of Psalms occasionally uses a mysterious little word at the end of some verses. For instance, Psalm 3:4 in the New Century Version...
"I will pray to the Lord,
and he will answer me from his holy mountain.
Those five letters -- S.e.l.a.h. -- are an instruction to stop. Pause! Think about it. Meditate.
I was trying to do that the other day when I noticed three new "Tweets" on my "Twitter" client. I tried again when my Facebook notified me of six new "Friend Updates." The third time it was my eight new emails that caught my attention.
By the time I finished with the day's seventeen blogs, I completely forgot.