Category Archives: listening

BEST thing I read this week had the word ‘listen’ in it 4 times

BIG week. Busy week. Noisy week. Sad week. Week of words hateful and horrible, but also things thoughtful, prayerful and powerful, life-giving. We are all in need of care and knowledge of what to do. The best, most helpful thing … Continue reading

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One of the Most Difficult Things I’ve Ever Had to Do

I consider myself a good boundary setter, but this was a huge fail for me. Continue reading

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A Refugee’s Story: On the Bus

“On the bus” are the three words on my mind this morning.  At ESL class, the topic is emotions. The exercise is this: I feel ________ when ______. I feel happy when ______. I feel sad when ______. I feel … Continue reading

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