Archive for August, 2013

What People Who are Dying Most Want to Talk About

Simply put, this is a very powerful article about what matters most to people who are dying.  From the perspective of a hospice chaplain, this is what they want to talk about.  It’s titled: Life Lessons from a Hospice Chaplain.  We hope you’ll be moved by it as much as we were. Enjoy a peaceful […]

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September Newsletter

September 2013 News      Spending time with Michael and Tom of Someone To Tell It To has helped me understand God more accurately. Our time together has made me realize in the midst of my struggles and depression that God’s feelings toward me are nothing short of love and commitment.  I’m thankful for this ministry […]

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I’ve Never Shared That With Anyone Else Before

I don’t know of anything that will help us find emotional health faster than being vulnerable with safe people.         Donald Miller    We can feel the pressures roll off their shoulders and melt from their hearts.  Anytime someone says to us …    I’ve never shared this with anyone else before    … […]

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Healing People

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.      Henry David Thoreau A special friend of ours shared with us these thoughts below, written by Kenneth Haugk, PhD, clinical psychologist, pastor and author.  Dr. Haugk writes about “healing people”, what they are and how they respond to others’ grief and […]

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Love. Goodness. Mercy.

Remember that you don’t choose love; love chooses you. All you really can do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing then reach out and give it away.      Kent Nerburn A wedding and a funeral.  There’s one of each for […]

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The Need To Be Heard

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.      Miles Franklin We all have it, this need.  We all need to be heard, to know that we matter, to believe that others are listening and are aware of our lives.  If life’s meaning, ultimately, is about the relationships we […]

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What We Feel is Not Who We Are

Our emotional lives move up and down constantly.  Sometimes we experience great mood swings: from excitement to depression, from joy to sorrow, from inner harmony to inner chaos.  A little event, a word from someone, a disappointment in work, many things can trigger such mood swings.  Mostly we have little control over these changes.  It […]

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The Need To Please

When I was hidden, everybody was paying for it. Even if they didn’t know it. Everybody was being robbed of the best of who I was. Even when I was on my game, I couldn’t give you the real stuff God put inside me to give away. People wanted to love me, but they couldn’t. […]

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The Capacity for Resilience

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper Lately, we have been exploring the subject of Resilience – bouncing back from hardship, adversity and trauma. Our last several posts have shared different ways we may be able to adapt […]

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An Indomitable Will

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi We have been exploring the subject of Resilience – bouncing back from hardship, adversity and trauma. Our last several posts have explored different ways we may be able to adapt to the challenges and difficulties in our lives. Based on […]

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