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Today was starting out as any other day… I tried to sleep passed 8AM and laid in bed silently going from cursing the sunrise to praying and going over my to-do’s for the day… all at the same time. Really. This is the reality of the OCD-ADD mind.
As I gave in to the light, and headed in to wake the man-child, my Africa bound daughter screamed, “MOM!!” Thinking there was a bug bigger than her, or she was stuck in the closet or… sorry, I guess you would have to know her… and I digress. READ MORE
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I talk a lot. Sometimes I actually get tired of talking. I’ve gotten better over the years, and have learned what conviction is, although sometimes it’s a little too late. That’s the problem with us folks of many words. The more you speak the more opportunity you have to say things that you probably shouldn’t have.
I think the gift of talking, comes with the gift of listening. The first can be self-serving and empty with out the second. Believe it our not, even God pointed that out in His Word… (Pro 10:19, 12:18, 13:3 & James 1:19, Matt 12:26-37 (ouch). If you can listen, you can speak life or death, and even be quiet when necessary. You can help people, or hurt them. I can testify to this, from years of experience! That’s why I think the two gifts go together. God usually doesn’t give us something that we won’t have to work out, besides salvation.
A couple of months ago, at one of my son’s baseball games, I accidentally sat with the opposing teams parents. The lady sitting next to me was pretty sweet, and we chatted all though the double header. READ MORE