My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saint and Scriptures Sunday - Listening

Boy is this a great message for me today, or any day. I hope I can remember this longer than 5 minutes.

Many of us achieve only the semblance of communication with others; what we say is often not contingent on what the other has just said, and neither of us is aware that we are not communicating. - Desy Safan-Gerard

When we don;t listen fully to each other, when we don't revere the Spirit within others that's trying to talk to us, we destroy the connection that wants to be made between the Spirits. Our inner selves have messages to five and messages to receive for the good of all. Our ego selves often keep us from hearing the very words that would unravel a problem in our lives.

How hard it is, how often, to be still and to fully listen to the words, rather than the person. How much more familiar it is to filter the message with our own ongoing inner dialogue-our own ongoing continual assessment of another's personhood at the very time God is trying to reach us through them.

There are no wasted words. Messages are everywhere. We can learn to listen.

I will hear just what I need to hear today. I will open myself fully to the words.

Let's visit Dianna to see what she has today at The Kennedy Adventures.


  1. I'm not always the best listener, but it's amazing the wonderful messages I get when I DO really listen. I just need to keep practicing that!

  2. this is wonderful post,, we all need to listen better,

  3. I've decided that our family trees are connected somewhere, since we're so much alike. (Minus the cooking)

    Thank you for the reminder to value each person's worth with listening.


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