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So, I did a “thing” two weeks ago. I got hearing aids!

I’ve needed them for a while but didn’t act until after having a test and discovering hearing loss can be detrimental to cognitive health.

From the moment I put them in my ears, it amazed me what I had been missing. My husband and I went to a restaurant shortly after and I asked him, “Is it always this noisy?”

I started hearing noises that my brain had long forgotten. Pages in a book when turning them. The birds, the wind. The click of the keyboard as I type. My husband crunching on food. Or crumbling paper. I’ve told him several times he’s too loud! 😊

When visiting my neighbors last night, it thrilled me to keep up with the conversation without asking them to repeat what they said!

Although it was delightful hearing these sounds again, my brain had to adjust. Thankfully, technology has come a long way and hearing aids are now programmed to regulate the volume so a person’s brain can tolerate the change.

Today, while sitting on my lanai, I heard an emergency vehicle’s sirens. (Something I normally wouldn’t have heard.) Someone was in trouble and help was on the way!

I thought about one of God’s attributes, the Hearer of prayer.

I envisioned what it must be like in heaven when one of God’s children cries out to the Father. I imagined many alarms going off and the angel’s ears perking up as they rush to God’s throne for instructions.

I’m happy I can hear better. I am even more thankful for a Heavenly Father who is only a cry away. And that He doesn’t need hearing aids to hear His children.

ALL for HIS glory,


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Thanks for the wonderful reminder of how God always hears us!


Wonderdul news Billie! Love your blog! :)


Dr. Katherine
Dr. Katherine
Jul 15, 2023

I love this post! Not only is it transparent and funny, but it teaches. Thankful you’ve got a whole lot of hearing going on!

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Thank you, Katherine! I’m excited to begin this journey! Thank you for the encouragement! I’ll seeing you tomorrow! Enjoy your trip!


Isn’t it amazing that the creator of the world bends down to listen to me. What an amazing blessing. God bless you Billie.

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Thank you so much for the encouragement, Yvonne!

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