Tag: grace

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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Dietrich Bonhoeffer–“The Great Listener”

“Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work they should share. We should listen with the ears of God that we may speak the Word of God.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (New York: Harper & Row, 1954), 98-9.

The Vulnerability of Jesus

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. IT takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief…
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Creating Safety

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” Karl A. Menninger “Help! That is what I’ve wanted to shout for most of my life. But I didn’t. I…
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The true definition of the word ‘obedience’.

Obedience. This word most often evokes many negative feelings and ideas conjuring up images of someone ordering us to do something without us having any say or input.  A parent yelling at a child to clean up her room.  A husband or a wife demanding that the other work harder to bring in more money. …
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Listening as Spiritual Hospitality

To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements, or declarations. True listeners no longer have an inner need to make their presence known. They are free to receive, to welcome, to accept. Listening is much more than…
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How Can Care Management Respond to Patients’ Spiritual Concerns?

By Dr. Jaan Sidorov First Posted at Disease Management Care Blog on 3/28/2013 Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog The Disease Management Care Blog remembers her well. She knew it was not going to be good news.  That gnawing pain in the pit of the stomach was getting worse and, when the…
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2nd Annual Banquet-March 7th, 2014

As we make final preparations for our 2nd annual banquet, March 7th, we pause to remember that one year ago our friend and author Tim Madigan came to speak about his friendship with Fred Rogers.  It is friendships like theirs that we are trying to cultivate, every day, through Someone To Tell It To… Tim…
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Consolation is a beautiful word

I first received the news via text message.  A good friend of mine had suddenly lost a family member.  It happened moments after my son slammed his tiny finger between our waffle iron after breakfast–causing the blood to well up underneath the nail.  Moments later I opened my inbox, noticing several emails from people who…
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