I listen, but sometimes I don’t hear. This is one of the few problems that my husband and I have in our relationship. He will tell me something (sometimes more than once) and I won’t remember it, so I ask again, and sometimes again. I accuse him of doing the same thing, but truth be told, I’m more at fault with this than he is. In my hurry-up world, my mind is sometimes already onto something else so I’m not paying attention to his response. I blame it on being brought up in NYC where everything must be accomplished in a “New York minute.” But I haven’t lived there for many years, so that is no longer an acceptable excuse, or for that matter, an excuse at all. So, this year I’m resolving to really listen, not just to my husband, family, and friends, but also to take some quiet time each day to listen to God.

by JAM