Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. - James 1:19 (NIV)

My husband was in the hospital recovering from emergency open-heart surgery. I had spent several days sitting by his side, first keeping vigil, then keeping him company. One afternoon, desperately in need of respite, I drove to a nearby mall and wandered through the shops.

When I went into my...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, open our ears so that we may hear your voice. Teach us by your Spirit to truly listen to others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:19-27

Thought for the Day

Today I will listen to others with patience and empathy.

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