Tag Archive: love

New Suits, Bow Ties and “Standing With” Our Friends

“Right after the new year began, my wife of 14 years shared that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue with our marriage. She informed me that she “needed space” to sort through her feelings. We had just experienced a season of many difficulties: my battle with cancer in 2011; my mom’s recent battle […]

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In The Fullness of Time- A Reflection in this Holiday Season

As is our tradition, each year on December 23, we (Tom and Michael, the co-founders of Someone To Tell It To), go to the Iberian Lounge at the Hotel Hershey, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to reflect on the year that is just ending. We celebrate the incredibly good moments and achievements and are open about the […]

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Eyes

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” –Khalil Gibran “Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus—a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.” -Mother Teresa This next […]

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Longing to Become Aware of God’s Presence

Beautiful and stirring, evocative and uplifting, the carols and songs, accompanied by trumpets, drums and an organ, created the holiday mood we had hoped for. Familiar and timeless, hope-filled and full of promise, the nine lessons interspersed between musical selections touched deeply-held chords of longing for a world ruled by love, not hate, joy, not […]

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The Way of Understanding

This is a powerful commentary from the New York Times today.  David Brooks has articulated very profoundly – in “Stairway to Wisdom” what it really takes to understand one another.  It truly is walking alongside someone, through the good and the bad, the joyous and the sad.  It is being willing to be vulnerable with others […]

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It’s About Love

Sadly, last Sunday, breaking news detailed deadly shootings at two Jewish Community Centers near Kansas City, Kansas.   Three people were killed.  Once again, the horror of human hate and its devastation intruded into all of our lives and reminded us of the evil that lurks within us and around us. Later that day and the […]

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At The Table

The two disciples whom Jesus joined on the road to Emmaus recognized him in the breaking of the bread.   What is a more common, ordinary gesture than breaking bread?  It may be the most human of all human gestures:  a gesture of hospitality, friendship, care, and the desire to be together.  Taking a loaf of […]

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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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Tony Campolo’s story called “Not Cured, Healed.”

He Was Healed Tony Campolo tells a story about being in a church in Oregon where he was asked to pray for a man who had cancer. Campolo prayed boldly for the man’s healing. That next week he got a telephone call from the man’s wife. She said, “You prayed for my husband. He had cancer.” […]

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A Story of Love, Grace and Acceptance

Dr. Tony Campolo, who is speaking at our March 7, 2014 annual dinner, always shares thought-provoking stories about love, grace and acceptance.  Take a look at this message, one certain to touch your heart and to remind you of how valued we all are.

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