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Listen is my word for 2015. I am astonished at every turn how it calls me out, at how quickly I rush in to fill silences needlessly. I am astonished at how uncomfortable with silence I truly am, and how frequently I try to fix instead of just holding space for what is—in myself and others. God calls me to act, but, I think,...

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One Word 2015
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One Word 2015

Jan 2, 2015 by

Like many others, I like to choose a word for the year. Showing up is my New Year’s Resolution, but my word for 2015 is Listen. I do entirely too much talking. (Ahem, see earlier post about not deserving my friends.)  I talk when I am nervous, I talk to fill silence, I talk at people instead of with people. Talking can be about control.  When...

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