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Category: listening

I’m listening

Lately my prayers have been more listening than speaking. Does that sentence surprise you? It surprises me. Most of the time I’ve spent learning about prayer and teaching about prayer […]

Just a whisper

And [the Lord] said [to Elijah], “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces […]

Always get a consult.

They “did not ask counsel from the Lord” (Joshua 9:14). That turned out to be a big mistake. The Gibeonites had heard of how Israel had won great victories at […]

Just listen.

My friend J. stopped by the other day to cancel a lunch appointment later in the week. He had to go out of town, so we’d get together some time […]

A spontaneous smile

It was right in the middle of a song on Sunday morning. The praise team was smaller than usual, just a couple of voices, but they produced a moment that […]

Sounds of heaven

A couple of days ago I waded into the Old Testament book of Ezekiel. From previous readings, I knew there would be much I wouldn’t understand. But as always happens, […]

A week on the phone

I just spent a week without (and greatly appreciating!) my office manager and assistant. She took a well deserved vacation with her husband, and will be back tomorrow. (God is […]

Can we be better speakers and listeners?

So I am sitting at a conference, watching the other attendees, fascinated at all the other activity going on. Yes, there are a few people sitting, listening and taking noted. […]

How many guns do you need?

Not too long ago I was wondering, “Who has a gun?” Since then, one headline caught my attention: “Only 3% of Americans own half of the nations guns.” On the […]

“I’m sorry; I have to go.”

When my office administrator reminded me of an appointment the other day, she added, “We need to arrange an interruption. The last time they were here visiting for ninety minutes!” […]

Listening in on an interview

After making a couple of hospital visits at Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville, I stopped at a Starbucks on my way home. Got my latte, found an empty table, and checked […]