Check those comm lines! 

They were working just a few minutes ago. And, these are the “good” ear buds – the ones that came with my new smart phone. 

I discovered the problem while trying to call John. I called him, never heard his phone ring nor him answer and then the call was terminated. And, so, I called him back – same problem. My conclusion – he was having a phone problem. So, I dialed his number again. (Yes, I do know the definition of insanity!) This time, while I was waiting for him to say something, I got an incoming call notice – he was trying to call me. What??

But, the ear buds had been working when I made those other calls few minutes ago and they were working when I was watching “Blue Bloods” on Netflix. And, these are “good” ear buds, not the cheap ones that come three to a package!  Guess what? None of that matters – they aren’t working now.

The communication problem was mine. And, it really didn’t matter how hard I was trying, how important the message was, or the price of the equipment – I was neither sending nor receiving. 

As we strive to “gather together” with family, friends and colleagues, we have to remember to keep the communication lines working at our end!!

Just a thought from someone who has those “good” earbuds still dangling around her neck. 


Jill (just one of God’s kids)


A  man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. (Proverbs 1:5)


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