Friday, August 31, 2007

Flapping Lips

There are some days when I feel like I can say something over and over - until the cows come home - but the kids ain't hearing a word of it. Like... "chew with your mouth closed Eli" ...or "you're too close to the TV Savannah" ...or "you have to write your 8's the way the math book is showing you - you can't do it your way Jacob" ...or "quit screeching Seth" ...or "i'm on the phone, you can't ask me now, can't you see that i'm on the phone?" It's like they look at me funny 'cause my lips are moving, but nothing's coming out. I think the fancy word for this is Selective Hearing. But let's be honest, as grown-ups, we have selective hearing as well. There have been times when Chris has been telling me some extremely important football statistics and my thoughts were in a whole different dimension. And there are also times when I sit down to have my devotions when my thoughts are busy on what I need to do after devotions are over. That's why God tells me, "Be silent, and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10)" Be still in the presence of Jesus ... and listen.