Tag Archive: compassion

Easter Terror (Running Away From “Home”)

Easter Sunday 1994. It was a great day! The morning church services went well on our first Easter in Hershey. Both of our families were here to celebrate the holiday, and my wife, Kathy, my two sons, Adam and David, and I were leaving the next morning for a 12-day trip to Honolulu and San […]

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Our Human Compassion

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” Nelson Mandela The blinds were drawn. The room was darkened on a sunny afternoon. Her downcast posture and demeanor signaled her […]

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Compassion and Forgiveness

The heartfelt compassion that hastens forgiveness matures when we discover where our enemy cries.      Brennan Manning Understanding someone’s circumstances triggers the compassion that makes forgiveness possible. In his book Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning shares this story that gives us pause to reflect on the ways in which we instantly, often unfairly judge others around […]

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2nd Annual Banquet-March 7th, 2014

As we make final preparations for our 2nd annual banquet, March 7th, we pause to remember that one year ago our friend and author Tim Madigan came to speak about his friendship with Fred Rogers.  It is friendships like theirs that we are trying to cultivate, every day, through Someone To Tell It To… Tim […]

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Consolation is a beautiful word

I first received the news via text message.  A good friend of mine had suddenly lost a family member.  It happened moments after my son slammed his tiny finger between our waffle iron after breakfast–causing the blood to well up underneath the nail.  Moments later I opened my inbox, noticing several emails from people who […]

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No One Ever Asks

Here is an excerpt from our new book – Someone To Tell It To: Stories of Hope, Joy, Compassion and Grace. One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories.      — Rebecca Falls “No one ever takes the time to ask me what I’m […]

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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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Our Coping Tools

It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, […]

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Unbreakable

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou Over the next several blog posts we are going to explore the […]

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