Month: December 2013

Being Safe Places for Others

Our favorite spiritual mentor – Henri Nouwen – has stated perfectly what our mission is all about: When we are free from the need to judge or condemn, we can become safe places for people to meet in vulnerability and take down the walls that separate them.   Being deeply rooted in the love of God, we cannot…
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A Nonjudgmental Presence

Words of wisdom and truth from our favorite author and spiritual mentor, Henri Nouwen: … we can be messengers of reconciliation for others.  Essential to the work of reconciliation is a nonjudgmental presence.  We are not sent to the world to judge, to condemn, to evaluate, to classify, or to label.  When we walk around as if we…
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To Laugh Properly

On this Christmas Eve, we offer this story, one that is true, that celebrates  joy in life.  It is even in the midst of challenge and pain that we can be reminded of goodness and wonder and love all around us.   When we can find joy within our fears and disappointments we have truly found a…
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The Essence of Reconciliation

We had a wonderful meeeting with Eldon Fry, college pastor at Messiah College today.  We discussed ways in which we may be able to serve the college community through our services.  Dr. Fry also shared this story about his visit to Robbin Island and Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.  A powerful story on a day of…
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The Lights

Here is Michael’s latest story he sent to Chicken Soup For the Soul: Find Your Happiness.  It is called “The Returning Light”. We thought it was appropriate to share it during this holiday season. We hope it gets selected, but if not, a portion of it will appear in our book – Someone To Tell…
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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.