Tag: grace

Steel Sharpens Steel-The Gift of Friendship

You use steel to sharpen steel,     and one friend sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) We meet every other Friday for breakfast.  We’ve been meeting for over two years now.  It’s almost hard to believe.  The coffee is warm and the breakfast is filling and it wakes us up to the possibilities that lie before for the…
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Tim Madigan’s book

One year ago this week, our close friend Tim Madigan spoke at STTIT’s first banquet in Hershey, PA sharing about his very deep, intimate, and vulnerable friendship with Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers).  Tim’s book called I’m Proud of You is one of the most significant books we have read and in many ways jump-started the…
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You can’t judge a book by its cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover when you don’t understand what that person’s been through.      Corrie Louise Rose  Several months ago we set up a meeting with a prosperous businessman.  We met him in his office and assumed the meeting would be a short one and that we would stick to ‘business’.  We…
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The Still, Small Voice of Love~Henri Nouwen

A big part of the mission of Someone To Tell It To is to remind people of The Still, Small Voice of Love. The Still, Small Voice of Love~Henri Nouwen Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be…
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Tony Campolo’s story called “Not Cured, Healed.”

He Was Healed Tony Campolo tells a story about being in a church in Oregon where he was asked to pray for a man who had cancer. Campolo prayed boldly for the man’s healing. That next week he got a telephone call from the man’s wife. She said, “You prayed for my husband. He had cancer.”…
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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.

No One Ever Asks

Here is an excerpt from our new book – Someone To Tell It To: Stories of Hope, Joy, Compassion and Grace. One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories.      — Rebecca Falls “No one ever takes the time to ask me what I’m…
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Road Rage

When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong with the fearful, the true mixed in with the facade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way.      Fred Rogers One morning last week I (Tom)…
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Dandelions

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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