Do you ever feel like you “get your lines crossed”? As many of you know, this idiom means to have a misunderstanding or miscommunication with someone else. No matter how many years I live in this country there are obstacles to communication. Perhaps it is the language, the culture, or some guy on the street playing with the wires. Though these are often good reasons for miscommunication, I have found that we often get our lines crossed because we just aren’t listening well. James says, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” Please pray for us, as we pray for you, that we would truly be listening to what people are communicating, so that when we speak, we speak words of hope, love, and truth.