Month: August 2009

Listening well

Lately, my patience is being tried and tested in so many ways.  And last Sunday, as I attended the 6pm worship service at CCF, I was reminded again of this verse: James 1:19. It’s ironic that my schoolmates in highschool used to refer to me as a  quiet person, a good listener, and someone whose words are worth listening to.  I feel like I’m a totally different person now!  If you’re going to test my listening skills–I mean real listening skills–I think I’d fail right away!  And it’s like every time I speak, it’s only to complain or to refer to another person’s wrongs. I am so ashamed of how I’ve been behaving lately.  Be it for the reason that I was just so stressed out, or I was just plain mean… well, there’s no excuse to how I’ve been behaving. I hate to hear my children make so much noise.  I don’t really listen to what they’re trying to tell me that sometimes, my 5-year old daughter would actually beg me to listen to her.  What …