See, there's a slight problem with writing about listening, and actually genuinely attempting to listen, when you're engrossed in and surrounded by oh-so-much-noise. Which, I cant help but think, might be about 95% of my problem these days. Too much noise and not enough listening.
Listening, in fact, seems to be this thread that wont stop running through the fabric of my life. A theme, a call to action even, that finds itself surfacing in my personal life, my spiritual journey, my marriage, my friendships, our ministry. And sometimes, when God brings something to the foreground again and again and again, I notice. So I'm taking this month, the next 31-days, to explore more deeply and thoroughly this idea of listening. What does it mean? How can I listen more carefully? How can I hear God? Why and how should I listen to my friends, my children, my husband, our neighbors? To take the time to hear other voices, alternate viewpoints, different points-of-view.
So I'd love for you to join me and take the next 31 days and make space to listen. I'm hoping we might all be surprised by what we hear.
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