Tag: someone to talk to

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.

Am I Going to Hell? (Questions People are Asking Us at the End – and Sometimes Throughout – Life)

Life can only be understood backwards. But it must be lived forwards.         Søren Kierkegaard  Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.      Mother Teresa   We met the elderly man in his home. He was dying of lung cancer. The disease had progressed to a state that…
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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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The Art and Value of Good Listening

The Art and Value of Good Listening 3 steps to becoming a good listener-Psychology Today Published on September 28, 2012 by Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D. in High Octane Women In the first few years of life, we’re all taught to speak. In fact, it’s an important developmental milestone, a sign that a child is developing…
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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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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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Why Most Leaders Need to Shut Up and Listen

Follow Comments image credit: nimble While some may be impressed with how well you speak, the right people will be impressed with how well you listen. Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple one – talk less and listen more. The best leaders are proactive, strategic, and intuitive listeners.…
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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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