“Listen with the ear of your heart.”
St. Benedict of Nursia

(a coyote listening for his prey / Cades Cove / Great Smokey Mt. National Park?
Julie Cook / 2015)

Be slow to anger, quick to learn, also slow to speak,
as St. James says, equally quick to listen.

St. Columban.J

16 comments on “listening

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Amen! Such wise words. I love the photo, Julie. ❣️

  2. oneta hayes says:

    “ear of your heart” Love it.

  3. Your absence is noticed and you are missed. Hope all is well. You are always in my prayers. 🙂

  4. hatrack4 says:

    I echo IB’s comments. Each time I did not see personal comments added to the quotes, I was praying. Now I pray even harder. I hope all is well, or it will be soon.

  5. oneta hayes says:

    I’m missing you, my Julie friend. A few stories back, you post “the Three” – unexplainable and all on a mission for you. Love.

  6. oneta hayes says:

    Oh, my. Just last night I spent some time trying to find an “alternate” route to contact you. Gave p. Your name doesn’t do much in a missing person file. On blogs I only found lots of friends sending signals. You are dearly loved. So was Job. The upheaval in his life was a test from God to prove how strong and faithful he was. Just think how Job felt when he found he had passed the test! I can speak from a lot of his “tests)” but not all. I have never been left feeling no presence of my Jesus. I hope that never happens. All else has led to a better way – one that is nearer to my Father. – And, Julie, while you are upside down dangling around, tell me, “Is God dangling upside down with you.? I bet he is. Probably hard to recognize there in the chaos, but true to his promise to be with you always, Matthew 28:20 So glad to see you today. Much love from me and others.

  7. oneta hayes says:

    You’ve been gone two months. That’s a long time, but not long enough to not look for you.

  8. Missing you! God is with you.


  9. Happy Easter, Cookie! ❤

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