Category Archive: Listening

Jul 20

A Cry of Compassion…July 23rd

The sight of an animal being mistreated causes most of us to feel sorrow for the abused. But when you see a lost child waiting for someone to stop and help, it stirs the heart to action. Perhaps one of the most valuable traits we can possess in this life is compassion. To be able …

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Apr 10

Quotes for Life…April 12th

We all have dilemmas in life, and yet we’re unique in every aspect. A struggle or temptation for one might not be a struggle for another. Even as we experience similar difficulties, we often respond differently. Our comfort is knowing that in God’s word each of us can find the answers we need. Perhaps we …

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Dec 16

Questions of the Season…Do you see what I see?

With so much activity in our lives, it’s rare that at this time of the year, we would take time to stop and look up into the night sky. Our commercialized life style is too focused on office parties, secret Santa’s, last-minute shopping and the ‘hustle and bustle’ of this wonderful season. Nothing wrong with …

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Mar 12

Homonyms and Hymnology

Have you ever stopped to consider how words, though spelled alike, have a different meaning? It’s easy to see how words like post can mean something you write or something you dig a hole for. Or how stalk, can be a part of a plant or it could mean to follow someone. How about the …

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Jan 06

Auld Lang Syne

“Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind.  Should old acquaintance be forgot, and days of auld lang syne.  For auld lang syne, my dear…for auld lang syne.  We’ll drink a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.” A haunting melody that is often heard during the early hours of the new …

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Dec 23

I’m Dreaming of…

In January, 1940, Irving Berlin penned the words to a song we have heard and sung during Christmas for years.  The words are simple and the message couldn’t be clearer; “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.  Where the tree tops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells …

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Oct 25

He Who Has Ears, Let Him Hear…Oct. 27th

Have you ever considered the difference between hearing and listening?  We hear the sound of the traffic on the highway, but we listen when the driver behind us honks.  In frustration some may say, “Yeah, I hear you!”  But though their ears have heard the voice, the mind hasn’t processed (or even rejects) the message.  …

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May 31

Three Things God Wants From Us…June 2nd

We often ask God for safe travel and healing for the sick.  Ever notice how our prayers are often saturated with what we want from God?  But how much do we think about what God wants from us?  Does He have any expectations of His children? Sunday morning at Waterview church of Christ we’ll examine …

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May 17

The Sound of Silence…May 19th

Ask any parent who has young children and they will assure you the sound of silence is best experienced when those angelic children are sleeping.  As the parent of three teens the sound of silence is harder to find, but it’s still best when they sleep.  Yet the question remains, are there other times when …

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May 10

Mother Power…May 12th

Power is described in many ways.  Often we think of power coming from the strong and stout.  But it can also be found in some unexpected areas.  Someone once said, “Dynamite comes in small packages…”  This Sunday morning, May 12th, we’ll consider the ‘power’ found in mothers.   In mid-May, each year we set aside …

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