Listening

Are you listening?

Are you listening?

“Mom, are you listening to me?” My three kids were very good at parroting back to me my questions to them. I often would say loudly to them when they were toddlers, tweens or teens, “Hey, are you listening to me?” But sometimes they would ask it back. “Mom, are you...
Moving when God speaks

Moving when God speaks

It is so frustrating to speak and have no one move! Typically, my children respond by yelling “we hear you mom” while comfortably sitting carrying on with whatever they were doing. Hearing without action is incomplete. My response to God is usually incomplete when his...
God and Siri: Proceed to the Route!

God and Siri: Proceed to the Route!

My husband, Michael, and I recently headed to the mountains for a couple of days. He had an upcoming surgery and we just wanted some alone/away time. We had his pre-op visit in Cumming, Georgia, and decided we would get on the road from there. We checked with Siri for...
​A shortage of listeners: comments on post-election America

​A shortage of listeners: comments on post-election America

“In a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.” -Erma Bombeck This is the season in the United States where we set aside time to be thankful, perhaps enjoying a meal with those whom we are closest with,...