Entries by Brian Patrick Jensen

My Dear Siblings

God Chosen  Did you know that sibling relationships are the likely longest you will share in your lifetime?  Makes sense. Brothers and sisters are there for most of us from memory-start. We don’t choose our siblings. God does. Which proffers strong argument that we should love them even more.  Mom and Dad had five kids— […]

Veterans: Few and Proud I Know

Admiration from Afar The 2010 Census recorded 21.8 million veterans in the United States. As I pondered for this post, it struck me humble how few Vets I know personally. I mean there are acquaintances and friends-of-friends who Served.  And no doubt others in my purview are Vets, but I am unaware of it. Still, […]

God’s Precious Audio

Pondering on and on It was early in my hard of hearing adventure. I was still reeling from being suddenly stricken. I was queasy and despondent, trudging each day with ever fading hope that my hearing would somehow miraculously return. The doctors already assured me that it would not. Holding on to false hope when […]

You Speak So Well!

Hard to Hear Compliments Whenever I meet someone new face-to-face, the introduction inherently requires a preemptive mention that I am profoundly hard of hearing. The goal is to put the person at ease and offer reassurance that the conversation between us will optimally flow just fine. Inevitably, my newfound fellow observes with genuine goodwill how […]

Listening from the Heart

Sarah’s Speech It is is June, 2010. The scene is an all-student assembly where faculty and proud parents join for a wonderful year-end elementary school tradition called “The Moving Up Ceremony.” Having now completed 6th grade, my then twelve-year-old daughter was chosen for the high honor of giving her class’s year-end speech. Sarah’s purpose: To […]