I haven't been quite as still this week. We're podcasting and writing and getting in the holiday prep mood.
And yet, somehow I'm more open to listening. I was walking across the parking lot at Bible Study this week, headed to my car to a phone meeting I had scheduled. There were a few pressing concerns bobbing around in my brain, squeezing my heart just a little while at the same time threatening to pry loose from my waning self-control and wreak havoc on my emotions.
This is the year where things have fallen apart, and God is taking me down some winding paths with an unknown destination. Now, right here, right in the middle of 40 Days of Being Still, I am learning again to listen. I actually shut off the babbling in my head and listened. It's a miracle! Ha!