I spent last week in New York City with my two eldest. It was spring break. When we booked the trip, we had no idea a former (and potentially future) president would also be in town. My kids didn't care. No one seemed to care. I didn't have a conversation with anyone all week about the former president's visit. Everyone had a life to look after, food to put on the table, and a Netflix show to watch. Plus, the Yankees are playing games again.

I'm fascinated by the dichotomy between the world portrayed on social media and the world experienced when our phones are in our pockets. If we're to believe the screens, our world is falling apart, and humanity may soon come to an end. It doesn't match the world we see through our God-given lenses. Not even close, honestly. Why is that?

In some form or another, I'm sure it's always been this way. The easy, modern-day solution is to turn off the devices. That's not going to happen; nothing easy about a dark screen. We need some of the information a bright screen displays. Not all, some.

And so the struggle to look up continues.

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📑 Leaked Documents: Recently leaked files could damage Ukraine's war effort by exposing which Russian agencies the United States knows the most about, giving Moscow a potential opportunity to cut off the sources of information. - NYT

🤖 Google's A.I. Move: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discussed the future of A.I. and its potential impact on search engines. Pichai envisions a transformative role for A.I. in search technology, making it more personalized, proactive, and context-aware while also enhancing user privacy. - WSJ

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🌋 End Times: The condition of American society has reached an all-time low and is predicted to worsen. The breakdown of traditional family structures, rising levels of crime and violence, and a pervasive culture of greed and materialism are all evidence of societal decay. - Michael Snyder

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Must-See: The teams and players who are an absolute must-see with the MLB season underway. - ESPN

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