August, 2018 LISTEN

How many times have you heard the phrase: God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason!?

With that in mind, let’s stop for a moment and LISTEN.  Listen to our loved one as they talk incoherently; or maybe they demand much and talk all day; maybe they do not talk at all.  Stop and truly listen.  My mother-in-law loved to talk on the phone and would call me multiple times a day.  I hated it.  I now understand she just needed someone to LISTEN. 

As you stop and LISTEN, what sounds of God’s creation do you also hear?  I love to hear the tree frogs at night.  During the day, I love to LISTEN to the birds singing to each other and to me!  As we stop, LISTEN for the special gifts God is giving you today!

James 1:19, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:”