view toward Angel's Landing and the Great White Throne at Zion National Park. Used as header for post on asking questions; asking questions requires that we be quiet like these mountains and ready to listen! Christian Life Coach

Love Listens

Listening and asking questions are terrific ways to show love in everyday life!    Listening is such a gift, but it is often hard to give others.  It goes against our self-contentedness and desire to get things done.  Listening requires intentionality and practice; it takes a little effort to mentally and relationally connect with another person!  For more ideas on asking questions, take a peek at last week’s post .

Here are five ideas that will help you grow the skill of listening:

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Our Home, Haven {Home, Part 3}

{Home is the starting place for lived-out-love, a place where the needs of the whole person are cared for.  This post explores emotional needs.}

I’ve named our home Haven.  It’s a safe place we return to from daily life to find rest and mutual care.  It’s a haven where we can be authentic with our real selves and emotions.  We can make choices to create a trusting and safe environment in our homes.

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Pause the Static and Noise

Imagine this little experience with me a moment…

I went to the top of the stairs yesterday and called out, “Ellie, do you remember what you needed to do this morning?”

“What?” came the reply.

I repeated the instructions.  Pause.  There was this staticky radio noise coming from her room, which I recognized as coming from her Our Generation mini doll car.  IMG_20170820_093223696 Continue reading “Pause the Static and Noise”