“Listening is different. It expands on hearing when we
pay attention to the meaning of what we hear.
We do that when we’re merely hearing the words someone else is speaking.
They’re just vibrations in the atmosphere. We nod, smile,
perhaps even respond, but are we listening? Hardly.
Listening requires that we open to the meaning of the
other person’s words, that we–in a very real way–
enter into the experience those words are meant to convey.”
-Judith Sherven, PhD and James Sniechowski, PhD

Oh, 2011, you taught me one very big lesson: learn to really listen. First and foremost to God, then to His Spirit moving in my heart, and to listen to others. Really listen. After an intense graduate class on listening, which turned my heart inside out and upside down, I realized many, many truths. Some I shared at the JMU Women’s Conference (February) and then followed up with the following short videos. May they re-speak and re-mind us of how critical it is to know and hear God’s voice.

1. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtUQuanB9IY&feature=g-upl&context=G2f6e010AUAAAAMgAGAA]

2. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=278AZg_dT9M]

3. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUl2md1A-dM&feature=plcp&context=C35c6d27UDOEgsToPDskLWPvtXXDGGnry3AwwaQ7o_]

4. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=373yYi0SSMQ&feature=related]

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