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Susan:
Hello, I’m Susan Diamond, they call me chief of pray and I’m one of the women of Prayables.com; an online prayer community for women of all faiths. 
I’m here with my girlfriend, Debbie Winton. 

Debbie:
Hey Susie.

Susan::
Hey there Debbie, we’re going to be talking about talking today. When we get started, I think what we'll do is explore different generations and how they do their talking, and just what it is we all talk about. We should be very good at that.

Debbie:
My area of expertise I think.

Susan
I got a great mentor in my mother – she’s the queen of telephone talking, is there anyone you can think of, besides me, who’s a queen bee talker? 

Debbie:
Well I was just thinking besides myself, I mean, I am truly from a generation of talkers. I think it's in my DNA; my mom was a great talker, my grandma, who telephones probably weren't invented when she was born ended up being a great phone talker. To me, it's one of the delights in life.

Susan:
Well I urge you to get in on the conversation! If you’re listening live, log in to Blog Talk Radio and join us in the chat room. When you’re listening on the Prayables.com website, please comment. We’ll respond! To read today’s blog, prayer and transcript from the show, visit www.prayables.com and type in “radio girlfriends” in the search box on the upper right side of the page. Because, I’m going to Share selections from my blog called: Radio Girlfriends. 

Then we’ll finish up with a highly motivating prayer called Gal Pals by Lori Strawn. Lori is my Prayables girlfriend, Pray maker and editor of the new Prayables book, Personal Peace. Here comes my shameless plug, Personal Peace: Prayers for Women of all Faiths - we’ll talk about it later in the show because it's a good time to give yourself a gift of prayer.

Debbie:
Oh sorry Susie, I was on the phone. No, I'm just kidding. But I usually am just always on the phone and if you ask my husband, well you know, sometimes I'm talking to you and I'll say 'Wait, wait, wait I have to get off the phone' because I don't want my husband to think that that's all I do. Besides, work and care for family is a talk on the phone. So I'm curious to hear you talk us through your blog and then we'll chat about it.

Susan:
Well I will start talking you through the blog but I think that's a very intersting point that you brought up already; is hanging up on the phone when the hubbie or significant other walks in the room, is that just common courtesy or is that avoiding a world war or does it not matter? I mean my mother gabbed away all day long with my dad just sitting right there and I don't know if it's because he's hard of hearing or if he's used to it.

Debbie:
I think it's a relationship thing. I know in our relationship Jeff just gets tired of hearing my talking on the phone, which I can understand that. I don't like to be with somebody else and they're having a whole conversation on their cell phone, I don't like it. So I just set it up, even though I'm on the phone very often, I try not to be on the phone when Jeff's around really out of courtesy to him. So when he comes home and I've got dinner prepared I just would much rather greet him with my lovely self than my lovely self and the phone attached to my ear.

Susan:
Well how I started out this blog is I was asking people, I asked in the blog 'what do girlfriends talk about? what do you and your girlfriends talk about?' And I think that probably, most people, if they have kids they're talking about their kids. When, whether your single or married, you're probably talking about your spouse or your significant other, like look we jumped into that right away, or your lack of a spouse or significant other. I think that that's a big conversation for a single girlfriend of mine. And it's likely that you're going to cover a range of topics from people to maybe what's in the news. But an interesting perspective is I'm wondering how often do women chat about God, about faith and about spirituality when they're gabbing with their girlfriends?

Debbie:
Well I do think that's interesting. Clearly, you and I, who have been friends for over 30 years talk about everything and I'm saying that with a capital E, I won't even go into details, but we talk about everything. But the interesting thing is that as close as friends as we are, we don't see each other that often, really our relationship has been built on the phone, so I think that we really have had some incredibly conversations about our spiritual lives. I think in particulary your spiritual journey, and your quest to finding your spiritual home and I think that I've learned so much from you and I think we've spent an unusual amount of time talking about spiritual life on the telephone.

Susan:
Now what happens, because we have a new generation, our daughters text like crazy and they're not on the phone. Would we just have the most super strong thumbs if we were that generation, for the amount of talking that we do?

Debbie:
I couldn't do it and you know it almost makes me sad that people are replacing talking with texting. I mean I think, honestly, that the telephone is one of the great inventions of all time but such a gift to us. I mean here you are, you spend your winters in Florida, I'm freezing my butt off here in Chicago, but we don't skip a beat. I have a sister who lives out of town, we have a regular talking schedule, I love it when I see her but I don't really feel like

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