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True to Love
Years ago, Star Trek was science fiction. But
today you really can talk to Scottie from a
wireless hand held devise.
There's no doubt about it, other than desktop
computers and the internet, cell phones have had
a bigger impact on worldwide culture than any
other consumer product.
But like many consumer products, they're designed
not only to serve us, but also to please us. What
color do you want? How do you want your screen
saver to appear? And, most importantly, what do
you want your ring to sound like?
The cell phone ring has taken its place in our
culture. It's been the subject of movie scenes
and late night TV jokes. You can choose from so
many sounds and songs. It's just another way to
personalize your purchase. Once you set your
ring, it's really YOUR phone.
But what meaning does your cell phone ring have?
Is it just some crazy sound? A random song? Why
not give it meaning in your marriage?
Your assignment this week is to set your cell
phone ring to a song that is special to you and
your spouse. You can use the song from the first
dance at your wedding, or a more recent song that
and your spouse consider "our song."
days, you can download musical rings to
your cell phone online. In many cases, it's even
Yesterday, we were driving home from a 3 day
family vacation. We had 2 hours in the car so you
start to reach for ways to fill the time. I
decided to call my wife. You know, a talk charge.
The funny thing, of course, was that she was
sitting right next to me. But I thought it would
be fun. She'd see me reach for my cell phone, but
she'd have no idea who I was calling.
Shortly after I finished dialing, I heard her
cell phone ring. Before she even looked at her
phone she said, "You're calling me?"
I replied, "How did you know it was me?"
of the ring," she said.
"You mean that song only plays when I call?" I
"That's right," my wife said, "That song plays
when you call and another song plays when anyone
I had my own song. And, of course, it's one
of our favorites: You Lift Me Up by Josh Groban.
I don't know if that's a feature on the newer
phones only, but if possible, that's a great idea
too. Set your phone to ring with a special song
only when your spouse calls and another sound or
song when anyone else calls.
Imagine, every time your spouse calls your cell
phone you'll hear a love song. It's a nice touch.
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