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The Inspirational Power of Joy and Creativity

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”  ~Maya Angelou From the use of music, to visual arts, to creative writing, to movement, there are many examples of (and studies that back up) the power of creativity…
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Fashioned for Freedom-- Why a Runway Show?

Kim Jones, our Director of Engagement, and her incredible committee are putting together the event of the year for My Refuge House! Fashioned for Freedom will showcase creativity and talent in a way we've never done before! But, why a Runway…
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Hearts Aligned

First Chinese Baptist Church (FCBC) Youth Choir recently put on another fundraiser for My Refuge House. In addition to an afternoon of showcased talent, some great Filipino food and people gathered together to support a common goal-- FCBC raised…
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Nanner's Runners --By Nannette Ricaforte

Today's post comes from our dear friend and catalyst, Nannette Ricaforte. Nannette has been an integral part of My Refuge House from the time it was a dream, until now, and continues to offer her time and resources (she's an incredible photographer!)…
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That One Time I Ran for Her Life

Remember the blog Julianna wrote a couple weeks ago: The Girl Who Doesn't Run is Running for Her Life? Well, here is the follow up-- after the race. And we are excited to report that with Julianna and the other runners-- the final count of money…
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Birthdays and Miracles

There are so many good things I am excited to tell you about this month. God's favor in the midst of a devastating natural disaster (be sure to read the previous blog about the earthquake!), a new partnership with a University, construction…
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Why She Serves-- By Nannette Ricaforte

Today's post comes from our dear friend and catalyst, Nannette Ricaforte. Nannette has been an integral part of My Refuge House from the time it was a dream, until now, and continues to offer her time and resources (she's an incredible photographer!)…
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Construction Update!

My Refuge House is expanding! Our first home, completed in 2011, stands at the northern point of our property, within it's own secure fence. In order to prepare for the building of our second and subsequent homes, we had to increase our security…
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FCBC Youth Choir

A couple of weeks ago, the First Chinese Baptist Church Youth and Children's Choirs preformed an incredible show. The Saturday afternoon started with  the high school youth choir preforming ... voices blended together in amazing harmony. Then…
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More Services, and the Miracles that Make Them Possible

Since we opened the first building on our property, our home has often been filled beyond the capacity for which it was built. It was built to hold 12 girls, but there have been times when 15 girls have been living together under this roof. Thankfully,…