Listening: Leave Her Alone

I stopped to take a picture of some calves standing at the fence alongside a country road. As soon as I was out of my car these mean-looking mama cows all start moving in from all directions. In the picture after the one above you can’t even see the calves at all. Just one line of defensive mamas all standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

And it said it better than words….
Won’t you join me over at sweetmarimari for Day 2 in Learning to Listen? I’d love that.

31 days of Learning to Listen

I planned to write about learning to listen this month. I imagined one post a week would get me back up to speed with blogging after investing a good part of this year in a big project with my church family. A couple of days ago, however, I stumbled across a game-changer. It was a…

When You’re Outside the Circle

Girls. Girls, grab hands. Tammy, let Marcella in. Denise, right here, dear.” Our Bluebird leader motions with her head toward a gap she’s formed for the stragglers.

She teaches the girls a new song: “Make New Friends”

Make new friends, but keep the old;
One is silver and the other’s gold.