Friday, June 14, 2013


Linking up with Lisa Jo Baker, where every Friday she places a prompt on her wall for us to hash out in five minutes, with no editing.  Five minutes, y'all.  Today...

Five Minute Friday
Listen.... Go.

Listen. I've got something to tell you.  Can't you listen? Listen.

Right now I'm listening to silence, as Caleb is at Papaw's and Wallace is at work.  The strokes on the keyboard sound pretty loud as does the hum of the fridge. 

It's amazing what you can hear when you really stop to listen.

This week I've been ruminating on the passage in Deuteronomy where God gives them that one commandment- Hear, O Israel.  Hear.  Open your ears and your hearts and truly soak it in. 

The Lord Your God is one God... love Him with everything.  Love Him through your actions and through your words.  Teach Him to your children, so they will love Him, too.

Sometimes, words aren't enough, and we don't just listen with our ears.  Sometimes, when words don't line up with our actions, we choose to respond to those actions instead of the words, because nonverbal communication tends to be more truthful than verbal.

Our actions can affect other's listening... and others hearing God. 

I love God.  And today, I'm hoping that I can be a light so that others choose to listen...


Wow, that was fast. 


  1. Great post! I love the thought of actions affecting other's listening. So true. Happy to be visiting you from Lisa-Jo's and 5MF! Smiles!

  2. Love it!

    Visiting from FMF!

  3. That passage in Deuteronomy is such a great reminder that He hears us and we are to listen in close. That five minutes does zip, doesn't it?