Wow!

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I have a friend that writes down significant moments in her life on pieces of scrap paper and places them in a bowl in her home. She takes the time to record those instances when someone showed her kindness, a need was met, something spectacular occurred, or when she saw evidence of God’s faithfulness. She calls these “marker moments”. When …

Listening Well

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Listening Well by Roe Dodgen There are many aspects of self that are present when we listen. We listen from our particular giftedness. If we are gifted with mercy or the gift of teaching, we listen from that perspective: We listen from our culture and from our cultural experience. We listen from our gender. We listen from our pain and …

Listening: Receiving Others

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Listening: Receiving Others By Roe Dodgen Listening is a tender gift we give to others. It is much more than sitting and being quiet. Dietrich Bonhoffer, in ‘Life Together’ wrote, “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 share. We listen with the …

Working out your core

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Working out your core by Larissa Zdon When I was in my early twenties, my career as a paramedic almost never began. After graduating from paramedic school, I moved away from home for the first time and quickly lost about 20 pounds. When I had been in school, already being a girl of slim stature, lifting the gurney and carrying …