The Short Attention Span
Bible Reading Program
by Hannah Keeley
What do Tom Cruise, the end of a stick, and my attention span all have in common?
All three are short.
And when it comes to my attention span—very, very short. This was always a problem for me, especially when I was little. I constantly got notes sent home from my teachers telling my parents that I daydreamed in class and couldn’t pay attention to the teacher (I know because I always opened the envelope and read them before giving them to my mom). It got so bad that I would just wait until we were almost home from school and I could make a quick escape out of the car. As we were pulling up in the driveway, I would confess my sin,
“I got another note today,” I would blurt out.
Mom would park the car, shaking her head in despair before dropping it down on the steering wheel, and just reach her hand in the back seat for me to hand over the note. She would take the note. I would jump out of the car and go find my cat, Fat Max, so I could dress him up in doll clothes.
It became our little ritual.
One day, we went through all the actions. She reached her hand in the backseat. I handed her the note and jumped out of the car. After a few minutes, she got out of the car and came to find me. She was holding the note. I was tying a pink bonnet around Fat Max’s head.
I thought I was about to get a lecture but…
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
Check out Hannah’s Website Here!