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Connecting Through Storytelling: Lorinda's Letter

When we began our Connecting Through Storytelling series, we could only imagine how deep and wide the stories would go. Please keep them coming! They are inspiring. They prove that our stories are indeed all woven together in the great tapestry…
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The Restoring Power Of Education And MRH Sisterhood

Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela Meet Ashley and Jacky, two of our determined and trailblazing students at My Refuge House. When our girls first arrive, we assess their educational…
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A Tap On The Shoulder

  The other day I was working at a local coffee shop and I did what I normally would do; I opened up my laptop, put in my earbuds and started to work. Before long I felt a tap on my shoulder. It felt as if an alarm went off waking me…
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Lives Changed

  The plight of women and girls in this world should astound us, should grieve us & should push us out of our lives of silence. On Sunday my husband delivered a message on women. My internal response was, "YES!" He spoke of Christ’s…
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Spiderwebs and Ferocious Lions

“When the spiderwebs unite they can tie up even the most ferocious lion.” African proverb   This was the response of an African American woman who had just returned from the March on Washington, in 1963. Having heard Martin Luther…
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Eyes Wide Open: Human Trafficking Red Flags

A friend once ask, “Kim, how do I talk to someone I think might be at risk for human trafficking?” My first response was, “thank you for caring”. My friend is walking through life with her eyes open. She’s sensitive and receptive…
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Girls: Part II

Here is the fourth in the mini-series sharing Rachel's blog.... For the second part of this blog series I would like to introduce you to the lovely girls who are in my college prep class. The pictures alone should tell you how hilarious and…
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Girls: Part I

Here is the third in the mini-series sharing Rachel's blog.... This is the beginning of a short blog series featuring the amazing girls that I work with at My Refuge House. Due to confidentiality their faces will be hidden and I will use their…
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Hope for Readers

Here is the second in the mini-series sharing Rachel's blog.... Several weeks ago I was thinking about how to inspire the girls at My Refuge House to enjoy reading and utilize the small library we are gradually accumulating. I wanted to create…
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Irving Bible Church Pledged Huge Donation to build in 2015!!

Irving Bible Church, one of our biggest and most faithful partners, has pledged to build our multi-purpose building AND half of our 3rd cottage for My Refuge House in 2015! As a celebration for paying off their debt from their own building,…