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 I didn't worry when my laptop screen started to blink right after the warranty expiration. I just thought that the problem might have been due to a power surge. So, trying to save money, I resisted the urge to consider my laptop the culprit. I bought a name brand monitor. After connecting it to my laptop, I felt like a real techno queen. The thrill was short lived as my printer became unpredictable. So, I just try to plan ahead. Usually, I do get my copies. They just come the next day.

 My phone keeps turning off. At first, it started to happen about four hours after charging. It wasn't such a big deal until I had to drive cross country and needed to locate gas stations (so that I could plug in to recharge my battery). Yes, I had already bought a charger, but that stopped working, too.

 Yesterday, my phone quit one hour after charging. No warning, no apology, nothing. The technical specialists said that maybe I have been leaving the phone in the charger too long. Call me old fashioned, but I have had the impression that leaving it in the charger overnight was OK. However, after two trips to the cell phone store, I've been informed that I need to stay nearby until my phone becomes fully charged. Usually, they say, it takes three hours. Then, I'm supposed to disconnect it from the charger. I don't know about this idea. I just don't think that I can wake up in the middle of the night to unplug my phone.

 Some people have a magnetic personality. I've heard that magnets can completely wipe out some electronics. Thank goodness that no matter who I am or what I do, I will always be connected to God, my Father. I will never need to replace batteries or upgrade features. Jesus Christ confirmed my never-ending connection.

 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (Jn 3:16 NAB, NIV).