Tag Archive: someone to listen

When We Are Listened To

The late philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich has said, “The first duty of love is to listen”. Psychologists say that deep listening is indistinguishable from love. We believe deeply that our human need to be listened to is critical and that it is a great act of love when we really listen to one another. […]

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I Helped Her Cry

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ~Charles Dickens Sixty tea light candles had been caringly placed in the front of the sanctuary for the annual non-denominational “Blue Christmas Service”. Each unlit candle represented a person loved, one who was absent, one who could no longer be present this […]

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We live in a broken world

Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful took of healing.  It is often through the quality of our listening and not the wisdom of our words that we are able to effect the most profound changes in the people around us.  When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness.  Our […]

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Backslapping

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” —Brené Brown  “What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” —Haruki Murakami  As we share our […]

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Forgiven

This is the story of our visit with our new friend Terri Roberts. She has graciously allowed us to share it in our next book – “Someone To Tell It To: Moved with Compassion”. Hers is an inspirational story of grace and redemption. We encourage you to pruchace her recently published book – “Forgiven: the […]

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Judah

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.” C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe The moment I laid eyes on […]

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The Old Man & The Sea

We’ve been working hard on writing our next book (which is why you may not have seen us blog as much as before) – “Someone To Tell It To: Leading a Compassionate Life”, with the goal having it published in time for Christmas 2015. The book explores the meaning and depth of compassion and shares […]

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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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