Tag Archives: Listening

Helping Our Kids Hear God

Helping Our Kids Hear God

If you were on a game show and asked to list off all the prayers you learned as a small child, how many could you name? I would guess several would quickly come to mind from a few different categories, like: Bedtime Prayers: “Now I lay me down to sleep…” Mealtime Prayers: “God is great,

God Has Heard My Prayer

Let My Words Be Few God is in Heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. — Ecclesiastes 5:2 Ever get so carried away talking to God that you realize you didn’t spend any time listening to Him? Yes, your heavenly Father wants to hear from you. He desires you to

The Underestimated Danger of Not Listening

Jeremiah 29:11-13 is one of the most quoted verses in all of Scripture: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and

Hospitality: Ordinary Moments Matter

Editor’s note: Jesus told us to love one another. But, in this day with busy schedules and busier families in every home on our block, just meeting the neighbors can be a challenge. Kristin Schell decided to take Him seriously in a very unique way. She painted a picnic table turquoise and put it in

Why Listen? Change Will Start With Us

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. — James 1:19 This culture we live in, this generation I’m a part of, is teetering on the fence between unending apathy and an explosion of frustration. As a result of money’s power and influence

Alluring Me to Listen: A Story About Intimacy

Several years after my initial diagnosis, our family of six moved from California to Oregon. We’d lived there while Phil was going to grad school, and I looked forward to living in the Pacific Northwest again, with all its lush beauty. Phil had accepted a position as a worship pastor at a church on the

Listen with Understanding

Pray that you might faithfully hear the Word and use the Word to glorify God in all other things that you hear and say. When listening to man, what you hear depends on how you hear. You should be quick to listen, but slow to speak and even slower to become angry (James 1:19), for anger does not bring about the

Listening: Open My Ears

The Power of Hearing Have you ever seen a child, an infant barely able to stand on her own, dance to the sound of music? I’m sure you have: her eyes wide and brilliant, the little swaddled bum bouncing up and down, splayed fingers waving at the ends of outstretched chubby arms, reaching for something

James 3:6

Communication: Tame Your Tongue and Listen

As a young man, I always thought silence was the preferred pathway to the heart of God. The church I attended put a comment in the weekly bulletin that went something like this: “Please maintain an attitude of reverence as we prepare our hearts for worship.” And, indeed, there are deep roots in Christian tradition testifying to the spiritual value

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