In February 1878, the first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut. It was one page long and had fifty names in it.
Phone books have certainly come a long way since then. Whether we need a plumber or a printer the first place many of us turn is the phone book. But the problem is we often don’t write down the information we receive in a way we can follow it up. The best way to shop using a phone book is to make notes directly in the phone book on the company’s ad. That way you have a record of which company you spoke to and exactly what they quoted. If you need the same service months later, you can go back to those same yellow pages, see your notes from the last time, and save time by knowing who to call.
Also, use your phone book when visiting another city to find a good Bible believing church to attend while in town, so you can redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.