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Five Minute Friday

He's talking about something but I stopped listening minutes ago.  My husband has a unique skill set that gives him the ability to speak about one subject at length.  When we were new I'd cling on to every word, savoring the sound of his voice and  curve of his lips, pulling up on corner more than the other.  Now we have settled in, and we don't always listen.

It's something that I want to be better about.  I need to learn to listen with my heart and head and enjoy the lilt of his voice again.  But he's not the only one I stopped listening to.  

I've been so busy lately I have neglected my  prayer life.  I haven't been waking up thanking God for the day or falling asleep grateful for the bed beneath me or the roof above me or the child curled up on my arms or the sweet voice of my husband as he tells me about his day.  I need to listen.  I need to hear.
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17 comments:

  1. Oh girl... I think you and I may have been cut from the same cloth... and perhaps even our husbands are too... I love this. Praying that you find some time with God this week and rejuvenate your prayer life.

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  2. I love your heart...this is good. Something I needed to read and think about today. Thank you...blessings, friend. :)

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  3. Megan - such a sweet post. I think so many of us can relate to this. The beauty is tomorrow is a new day, and a new chance to be better, to listen more, to be more present, and to be more in touch with your family and God. :) So thankful I stayed up late to read this :)

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  4. Love it. And you're not alone. I'm in the same place, where we get so wrapped up in the normal that we forget it's what makes life worth living. Great post, Megan. And I can't wait to read some more of your book!!

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  5. Oh sister. I think we could all say we are there. It's amazing how life can get in the way of our ability to really listen. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Agreed. Amen. Thanks for the reminder =)

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  7. I can't wait to send you more! I appreciate the feedback lovely :)

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  8. Thank you Tonya! I feel guilty that I have to "remind" myself to talk to God, because He's always there, waiting. I feel like I need to shift my priorities.

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  9. Thank you Mel! Good to see you tonight, though brief :)

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  10. Awww thank you April! You make my heart full <3

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  11. Thank you for stopping by Debi!

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  12. Thank you for stopping by and commenting Anna :)

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  13. me too, Megan! Me too! Love your words this morning. thank you~

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  14. I echo so many other comments - this obviously touched a lot of us. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. So much truth in this... love this honesty and the call to practice listening on purpose - not just hearing - but truly listening!

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  16. I, too need to not only listen with my ears but to hear with me heart.

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  17. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

    @JLenniDorner

    That is so true! It is so easy to forget to really listen, even to those who we most want to hear.

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