Here’s to a year of listening

I want to begin this blog by thanking my followers and those who stumble across my humble words and links. It has been an exciting time for me to read and then share the ‘gems’ that I find. I do hope that you have been as encouraged, helped and challenged as I have! So, a big thankyou from the bottom of my heart for your support and interest, it means so much!


As this year drew to a close, we did a little exercise with our kids where we reflected on the good things of the year, the difficult things and even the bad! I was surprised that as we finished one of the boys piped up suggesting that we talk about the things that we are looking forward to next year, the things we are not and the things we want to change. And, they were very interested in Mum and Dad’s answers!

It made me realise how capable children are of sharing and listening when we give them the time and the space. They love to be listened to and to know what is happening in adult’s lives.


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Listening and sharing is such a powerful thing and yet at times it is such a difficult thing for us as adults to do. May you find the time to listen to those around you, and be brave to share some of your dreams and challenges with them.


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2 thoughts on “Here’s to a year of listening

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us, Rebekah. That is great the way you encourage your children to honestly share with you and you with them.
    I pray that this year will be one of knowing the Father’s love richly.
    Interestingly, Doug was visiting at the Nursing Home yesterday, and the people there long to share their stories and know that you hear. One man has a personal treasure he wants Doug to see next time he is there. Relationships are wonderful. Mavis


    • I wonder what the treasure is that the man wants to show?
      Thankyou for your support and encouragement. Finally we are putting the finishing touches to the Garden Room! It has been well used and loved already. Soon we will invite you to visit. Love Rebekah x


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