Ears To Hear

For the last several days I have prayed to keep a guard over my mouth… to not say anything that inflames, insights… or seriously embarasses should my kids overhear.

Maybe I should have been more aware of what I allowed in through my ears, settling in my heart?

I wonder why we attempt to give the best of ourselves to others, but receive and accept the worst for ourselves?  Maybe it’s not a we thing, but a me thing…I don’t know.

But I do know today I’m listening for the good stuff………

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 37:3

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye…. Zechariah 2:8

He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4


4 thoughts on “Ears To Hear

  1. marilyn


    Exquisite !

    Like your name you bring calm, refreshment, joyful sounds and beautiful rhythm to the experience of living…BROOKE 🙂

    Also love your photo of your ear…quite wonderful 🙂

    Thank you 🙂


    1. You say the sweetest, most uplifting things…thanks, Marilyn 🙂 I felt silly taking pictures of my ear, but I needed an ear and mine was the only one around!! You would laugh at some of the odd ball shots I took before ending up with that one.


  2. I like this – it is way too easy to let even one harsh comment ruin our day. Listen for the good, and sometimes that may even be “hearing” something beautiful or something that catches us by surprise. This was a good reminder.
    Love your ear photo, it’s great! I love coming up with a topic and then thinking, what photo would go with that? Fun, and sometimes challenging. As you said in the comment, it can take lots of photos to come up with one that works.
    And this is silly, but I love your corduroy shirt, too. LL Bean? I have some, other colors. Great for winter.


  3. Brooke McGillivray

    You’ve got it!!! LL Bean 🙂 I have one in a cocoa brown too. So comfy.

    I’ve got a long way to go in photo taking. Really should take a class. But it is very fun to play around and find interesting shots. The digital age has certainly changed things, hasn’t it?


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