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Friday, June 14, 2013

Listen - Five Minute Friday

Today I’m writing for five minutes with Lisa-Jo.  No editing, no backtracking, no overthinking – just wild writing.  That’s a good thing because I don’t have much faculty for any other kind at this point.  I’ve been moving from one house to another all week and this has been my first chance to get on here.

We’d love for you to join us.  Set your own timer for five minutes; write like the wind, then link up with the rest of us.  Here’s the truly great and important part.  Be sure you visit at least the person who linked up before you and leave a little comment love on their post.  If you want your own extra bit of encouragement, turn off your captcha or other little comment hula hoops.  It just makes the world a happier place.  Here we go:

Five Minute Friday

Listen

I try to listen – intently at times.  The sound just doesn’t seem to be there when I go searching for it.

Other times, the silence around me can be the most refreshing part of life.

How do I replace the noise with what will be meaningful, life-giving… life changing?

The hum of the computer is the only sound, interrupted by the shuffling, clicking sound of these keys.  It’s kind of nice.  I haven’t heard it in a while.

Another sound I haven’t heard for a while is the rustle of the pages in my Bible.  I think that needs to be the next sound I hear – even before posting this.

What I really need is to adjust my tuner, much like a radio that is not quite on the station.  There is just too much static to find the rhythm and dance with the music.


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25 comments:

  1. Yes. I am right there with you. One in spirit. And I have some precious quiet for a while this morning. So. Now to go... listen.

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your quiet an were able to hear. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Sister, I am sitting right next to you in this. Yes, I felt just this same way writing this morning.

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    1. We were right on that same wavelength today! This is a big ole long couch. :)

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  3. oh yes, Amy ... the rustle of those worn, precious pages ... more than the clickclickclick of computer keys ...

    Linda

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    1. I ended up reading from my phone, but it was still good to have my heart and mind listen to some truth this morning.

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  4. How DO we replace all the background noise with what's meaningful? I love the idea of a radio tuner. We just need to dial in and get rid of the static. Love this!

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    1. Thank you, girl! If I ever figure out how to filter all the junk I'll let you know if you promise to do the same. :)

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  5. love the: "adjust my tuner!" so many times i've had to do that very thing. over and over again. I'm a slow learner and sometimes listener!

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    1. Such a slow learner here. Just when I think I've finally gotten it, it vanishes before I even realize it.

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  6. Ooo yeah, you've got your priorities right and your ears listening for truth. I love it. I love you too!! I think I need a life update when you have a chance. What's happening? What's been going on? Do tell.

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    1. The priorities seem more like a to do list that I never quite get to most days. Thank you for the happy encouragement, though. I really appreciate it. Definitely need to catch up very soon!

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  7. Adjust my tuner! That's it :-) Great job friend.

    visiting from fmf:
    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/06/listen-five-minute-friday.html

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    1. Thanks, now all I need is to find the dial! :) So glad you came by to brighten my day.

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  8. I love how He has connected hearts and how He has been reminding me to Listen - to tune in and really HEAR... Love this - and you, sweet friend!

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    1. Thank you so much. His truths are constant and common to us all, sister-friend.

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  9. Perspective and priorities..replacing the noise with the meaningful, the rustle of Bible pages over the hum of the computer. All good reminders, all truth, all great lessons. Thanks Amy, so happy I stopped by.

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    1. I'm so happy you stopped by, too! So many of the "reminders" I write are for myself!! :)

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  10. I find that I get into a wonderful rhythm and then something in my life happens- for you- MOVING- and then I have to find it again. Sounds like that is the place that you are at. Me too! So, will you pray for me, while I pray for you? Love you, friend! (and thanks for your prayers for me this weekend!)

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    1. It's a deal!! Wish we had more in the flesh accountability! I so miss that.

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  11. I too need to adjust my tuner and turn back to make noise with the sounds of my bible opening. Thank you for reminding me to listen to Him and for giving me comfort in knowing that I am not the only one that struggles.

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    1. Rarely are we the only one with a particular struggle. I daresay if we are open and hones we are never alone in our struggles.

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  12. Love that - adjusting the tuner - yes ma'am. A much needed thing to do around here, at times, too.

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    1. I feel like I'm always knocking myself off station and constantly needing to readjust.

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  13. "What I really need is to adjust my tuner". Me too!! I've been struggling through a bible study, and I just keep thinking that maybe I'm not listening right. Now to tune in to another station....Great post lady!

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