Tag Archives: Listening

What I would Tell My Younger Self

Hindsight is  a wonderful gift.  I have reflected on what I would have done differently in my younger years. Actually, it is not so much what I would have done, but more how I would have lived. Here’s my list: … Continue reading

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Forgive, For We all Mess Up

One of the marks of resiliency in any environment is the willingness to be gracious and forgive. In other words, lack of forgiveness is a major cause of attrition.  I often say that it is not a matter of if I will … Continue reading

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Figuring Life Out Gives Me a Headache, and a Heartache

Serious Research I have been doing an informal survey. It’s easy, you can do it too. Watch for all the times you and others around you make the following statement: “I have to figure this out…..” Listen for it. It can … Continue reading

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Helpful Reads on Listening and Rest

Here are two titles I am finding of interest that provide some thoughtful insight. The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distractions by Adam S. McHugh My initial approach to this book was a bit guarded: how much would … Continue reading

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Accompaniment: The Gift of Presence over Time

God’s Gift to Us The promises and reality of God’s accompaniment in our journeys is abundant. We are assured he is our shepherd and we are the sheep of his pasture. He tells us he will never leave us, that … Continue reading

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The Gift of Leaning-In Listening

Seeking Deep Waters The other evening my wife and I found ourselves sitting with a friend. It was an easy conversation, not a pre-arranged appointment. After numerous misses at seeking a job, our friend had found herself with the decision … Continue reading

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