Tag Archive: someone to talk to

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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Surprised By Listening

“The first duty of love is to listen.” ~Paul Tillich The summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college I needed a job to help pay my way through school. A dad of a very close friend of mine offered me a position as a security guard at a local hospital in New Jersey—after […]

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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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Tickets are now on sale for author of “The Shack” Wm. Paul Young

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE–RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Contact Patty Elgin, at Patricia.Elgin82@gmail.com. “Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat.” ― Wm. Paul Young, “The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity ” Come to see and hear Paul Young, on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Best Western Premier, […]

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Don’t Be Araid of the Dark

In a commentary in today’s New York Times, author Akiko Busch writes about the first day of summer and of its abundant light.  He also reflexts on the darkness that begins to creep back into the world with the advent of summer – and encourages us to embrace that darkness as a metaphor for the […]

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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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The Trap of Self-Rejection

Theologian Henri Nouwen understood inherently the temptation that confronts us all – to believe that we are worthless and unlovable.  We honor his reminder to us that “Being … Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence”: Over the years I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, […]

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SOMEONE TO TELL IT TO-JUNE 2014 NEWSLETTER

“Someone To Tell It To: Sharing Life’s Journey” Our book, “Someone To Tell It To: Sharing Life’s Journey” is currently in the design and production process for publication and will be available for sale in mid-July. More details will follow in our July newsletter. Here’s what other authors and experts have written, through their endorsements […]

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I Never Felt that I was Worth It

I learned that people may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.      Maya Angelou The roses were just starting to bloom. She bent down several times to take in their scent, commenting on each one that was particularly fragrant. Row after […]

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