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By Rev. Drew Kirtley
First Christian Church 

Free time


April 30, 2021

I heard a comedian recently talking about how much he enjoys free time. While performing a stand-up routine onstage (pre-pandemic), he spoke about the pure joy that comes from plans being canceled, as if time that was not supposed to be “free” but became free is better than a planned day off. Maybe a simpler way of putting it is that unexpected freedom is better than expected freedom. A snow day is better than the average Saturday or observed holiday. Why is that? Because it’s a gift.

We’re the same with all gifts for the most part. I’m typing this on my computer right now and cou...

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