Last Saturday sitting in another Church [induction of new minister] I realised that three of the key people ‘up front’ were using iPads.
I wondered, is it necessary now to have one of these tablets before you’re considered fully equipped to lead worship/ preach/ etc?
[Clearly not - Bob was on the platform, and he hasn’t got one - yet]
I can see their value, but I don’t think I personally would get enough use out of one to warrant the cost. And I like to have my sermon notes and lesson plans on pieces of paper so I can add scribbled notes easily [and on occasion, give them to someone who has asked for a copy]
The only notebooks I possess are much more modest. I found a brand new one tucked in the bookshelf last week and decided it would be useful for my new job.
But this was ‘new’ only in the sense of ‘unused’ – I think I purchased it about 5 years ago. The red elastic strap had completely perished and was useless.
I restored it with a length of white stuff from my stash. Not as pretty – but at least it fulfils the purpose of keeping the notebook closed in my bag.
I admit to a weakness for pretty notebooks – and have often received them as presents. But then I keep them ‘pristine’ because I cannot find a use which I feel justifies writing inside them. I have decided that this year, I will use up my notebooks and the odd scribble, or doodle, or crossing out will not matter.