Tag: someone to talk to

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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Healing People

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.      Henry David Thoreau A special friend of ours shared with us these thoughts below, written by Kenneth Haugk, PhD, clinical psychologist, pastor and author.  Dr. Haugk writes about “healing people”, what they are and how they respond to others’ grief and…
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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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Just Imagine

More wisdom from our spirtual mentor, Henri Nouwen.  Can you imagine a world in which peace and reconcilation are priorities for us all: So much of our energy, time, and money goes into maintaining distance from one another.  Many if not most of the resources of the world are used to defend ourselves against each…
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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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