For those of you who do not know me, I am a talker. I love connecting with others and sharing stories. Most days, I love that my house is hardly ever quiet, as I homeschool my three young children who are with me all of the time. But there is a danger of being a talkative person who is fully immersed in an environment of noisy, creative children. I sometimes forget to slow down and listen for the gentle whisper of God. If I am constantly tuned into the noise of life, I may miss the call of His voice. Sometimes my own desire to speak is a distraction from listening May I remember to pause and listen to His word speak to me today.