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The Easiest Gift You Can Give Someone This Christmas
The Easiest Gift You Can Give Someone This Christmas

By: Jim Kelsey
Listening to one another's stories is a gift you can give to others this holiday season. If someone tells you the same story many times, perhaps it is because that story is important to them.

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'Sacrificial Listening' Helps You Love Muslim Neighbors
'Sacrificial Listening' Helps You Love Muslim Neighbors

By: Jennifer Bryson
While Christians may be good about talking to or even at Muslims, we need to do more "sacrificial listening." Such conversations may not necessarily lead to agreement, but they have the potential to reach understanding.

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The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other
The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other

By: Michael Helms
Technology has done more to divide us than unite us. There is no substitute for knowing that someone really cares what you have to say and wants to listen to you say it, even if the person has an opposing view.

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What You Can Hear Listening to People's Faces
What You Can Hear Listening to People's Faces

By: Trevor Barton
Often, you can listen to people when they don't speak a single word. Listening to people's faces is hard work and must be developed slowly over time, but they have so much to tell us.

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Why You Need to Listen to Others' Perspectives
Why You Need to Listen to Others' Perspectives
By: Mitch Randall
We would be wise to listen to others before we jump to conclusions about them. If we do, we can be more understanding and empathetic to others' circumstances and spew far less venom.
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Learning to Listen for the Common Good
Learning to Listen for the Common Good
Listening isn't easy. When we speak with another person, we're often preoccupied with what we want to say or accomplish in the conversation. Maybe this is why we accomplish so little.
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This Advent, Are You Listening to God?
This Advent, Are You Listening to God?
Scripture's many references to the act of hearing imply that God has something to say to us. Despite these clear commands, obstacles deafen our ears to God's voice.
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Your Choice on Black Friday: Shopping or Listening
Your Choice on Black Friday: Shopping or Listening
The Friday after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday, is also the National Day of Listening, a day to tell and record family stories. What stories will you share?
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Why Do Churches Sing About 'Bringing in the Sheets'?
Why Do Churches Sing About 'Bringing in the Sheets'?
We place all the burden of accurate communication on speakers. But listeners have an equal obligation to prepare themselves and to be fully engaged. Active listening is hard work.
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Dare to Love
Did Jesus ever take a vacation?
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What We Don't Hear When We Listen to Society's Noise
What We Don't Hear When We Listen to Society's Noise
We're surrounded by noise and information clamoring for our attention. With all the commotion, we need silence more than we realize to help us hear the quiet voice of God.
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What a Preacher Learned When He Stopped Preaching
What a Preacher Learned When He Stopped Preaching
Any honest preacher will admit that his or her identity is inextricably tied to the voice. But what happens to preachers if they are no longer able to speak?
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Some Pray; Others Reason. Can We All Listen?
Some Pray; Others Reason. Can We All Listen?
Today – May 3 – some of us will observe the National Day of Prayer while others observe the National Day of Reason. Can we all agree that it's also a good day to listen to each other?
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The Voice of The Lord
How do we know we are hearing the true voice of the Lord?
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Listening – A Gift We Don't Use Often Enough
Listening – A Gift We Don't Use Often Enough
Listening is one of the hardest things to do, especially in our fast-paced lives. As many of us gather to be with families this Thanksgiving, maybe we should make time to hear their stories.
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Listen Up: Why Your Pastor's Sermons Don't Help
Listen Up: Why Your Pastor's Sermons Don't Help
Not getting anything out of your pastor's sermons? Maybe you need to listen with an expectation to learn. Listening is hard work. Many of us hear words without truly listening.
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Need To Be a Better Listener? Try These Six Steps
Need To Be a Better Listener? Try These Six Steps
Nothing's more frustrating for people than to be invited to a "listening session" and walk away feeling they weren't heard. Listening requires patience. Here are six steps to help you.
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The Road Less Traveled
There is a time to speak and a time to listen. Wise is the person who knows what it is time to do.
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What Music Albums Can Teach Us About Listening
What Music Albums Can Teach Us About Listening
Unlike today's iPod shuffle culture, listening to a classic vinyl album involves listening for the way musical ideas are connected to create a purely musical story. If we'd only listen to people the same way.
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