Tag Archive: grace

Creating Safety

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” Karl A. Menninger “Help! That is what I’ve wanted to shout for most of my life. But I didn’t. I […]

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The true definition of the word ‘obedience’.

Obedience. This word most often evokes many negative feelings and ideas conjuring up images of someone ordering us to do something without us having any say or input.  A parent yelling at a child to clean up her room.  A husband or a wife demanding that the other work harder to bring in more money.  […]

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Listening as Spiritual Hospitality

To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements, or declarations. True listeners no longer have an inner need to make their presence known. They are free to receive, to welcome, to accept. Listening is much more than […]

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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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Steel Sharpens Steel-The Gift of Friendship

You use steel to sharpen steel,     and one friend sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) We meet every other Friday for breakfast.  We’ve been meeting for over two years now.  It’s almost hard to believe.  The coffee is warm and the breakfast is filling and it wakes us up to the possibilities that lie before for the […]

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Tim Madigan’s book

One year ago this week, our close friend Tim Madigan spoke at STTIT’s first banquet in Hershey, PA sharing about his very deep, intimate, and vulnerable friendship with Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers).  Tim’s book called I’m Proud of You is one of the most significant books we have read and in many ways jump-started the […]

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You can’t judge a book by its cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover when you don’t understand what that person’s been through.      Corrie Louise Rose  Several months ago we set up a meeting with a prosperous businessman.  We met him in his office and assumed the meeting would be a short one and that we would stick to ‘business’.  We […]

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The Still, Small Voice of Love~Henri Nouwen

A big part of the mission of Someone To Tell It To is to remind people of The Still, Small Voice of Love. The Still, Small Voice of Love~Henri Nouwen Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be […]

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