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Silent Listening, Listen Silently

In The Need to be Listened To – I was struck by the lyric that captured prayer at its most primal: Anyone, please send me anyone Oh, Lord, is there anyone? I need someone Parker J. Palmer speaks to this … Continue reading

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The Need to be Listened To

Anyone – by Demi Lovato I tried to talk to my piano I tried to talk to my guitar Talked to my imagination Confided into alcohol I tried and tried and tried some more Told secrets ’til my voice was sore … Continue reading

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“You’ve been Listened to”

There is no word for “justice” in the Cree language. In his book “Up Ghost River”, residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin described the closest word to justice in Cree is “kintohpatatin” – which loosely  translates to “you’ve been listened to.” … Continue reading

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Listening to Understand

David Augsburger writes a wonderful little book titled, “Caring Enough to Confront.”  We don’t always put these two words together, but Augsburger recognizes the paradox of love: it is caring and it is confronting. Augsburger offers this simple poem to illustrates the … Continue reading

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Listening into a conversation with God

It was just before I was to leave for University that a friend of mine suggested that I attend a Bible Study with an elderly man in my home town (thanks Dan; you don’t know what you gave me). I … Continue reading

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The Power of Listening

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David Augsburger From “Caring Enough to Hear and be Heard.“ “Before one can love,” Eric Fromm noted, “one must be able to listen” … Continue reading

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Listening Prayer

“If you have ears to hear, listen,” Jesus repeatedly says. It is the first act of the art of prayer, the middle act, and the last act.  Over time we find the wisest and most humble among us understand prayer … Continue reading

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