Tag: compassionate listening

Ronald McDonald House

Just left a terrific meeting at Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA. We are beginning a collaboration with them to be present with and listen to families with children who are hospitalized at the Hershey Medical Center.

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A Story That Heals

Since we started Someone To Tell It To nearly two years ago, we have made it a habit or a spiritual practice/discipline of reading together, to learn, to grow, and we hope, to impart wisdom and encouragement to others who need it. One of the books we have been reading lately is a book by…
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Several months ago, when it wasn’t so cold and rainy and the days were longer, I took my four children, ages six and under, to the park.  On this particular hazy, hot, humid, mid-July afternoon, I needed a break.  Not only was I fretting about my fatherly responsibilities, but my children were being children.  They…
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September Newsletter

September 2013 News      Spending time with Michael and Tom of Someone To Tell It To has helped me understand God more accurately. Our time together has made me realize in the midst of my struggles and depression that God’s feelings toward me are nothing short of love and commitment.  I’m thankful for this ministry…
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I’ve Never Shared That With Anyone Else Before

I don’t know of anything that will help us find emotional health faster than being vulnerable with safe people.         Donald Miller    We can feel the pressures roll off their shoulders and melt from their hearts.  Anytime someone says to us …    I’ve never shared this with anyone else before    ……
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Our Coping Tools

It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience,…
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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou Over the next several blog posts we are going to explore the…
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What Really Matters

There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.      Oprah Winfrey  As graduation season has just passed, we want to share excerpts from five of our favorite speeches to the college graduates of 2013.  These excerpts remind and challenge us all with some of the…
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