The word for this weeks Five Minute Friday is listen. For the most part I am more of a listener than a talker. If you ask my friends they will tell you that I am always willing to listen to them when they have problems or are excited about anything and they can pretty much call me anytime.
I do sometimes let my mind wander when I should be listening. I hate to admit it but sometimes when my husband starts talking about working on the vehicles or when one of my kids try to tell me every detail from a book they read. There are even times in church I'll start thinking about what I need to get done when I get home. I can even read out loud and not hear a word of what I just read because I wasn't listening to myself.
I am planning on being a more engaged listener to God, my husband, my kids, my family, and my friends even if I am not really interested in what they are saying. I might actually learn something.
What about you?
What comes to your mind when given the word listen?