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Have you ever had a life lesson moment?

As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury, He watched the crowd placing money into it. And many rich people put in large amounts. Then one poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amounted to a small fraction of a denarius. Jesus…
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Bone-tired and Soul-FULL

Perhaps I've had one too many elementary school Halloween parties in the last week, but the phrase "Bone-tired and Soul-full" is what has been coming to my mind since returning from Dallas last week. It was such an amazing and reinvigorating…
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Mika's Story

As part of our "Connecting Through Storytelling" series that began last month, we are excited to introduce you to Mika Pham. Mika is a second generation stakeholder with My Refuge House, and she had the opportunity to meet some of our girls…
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Keep The Darkness At Bay

    In J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, the wizard Gandalf explains why he has chosen a little hobbit named Bilbo to accompany the dwarfs to fight their enemy. He says, “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold…
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Alleluia is our song

  We are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song. ~ St. Augustine of Hippo These words can seem so simple, but a second glance begs us to dig a little deeper into the paradox that Easter can represent. Before I met the girls of My…
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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at My Refuge House!

Thank you for supporting our girls. You helped us accomplish a lot in 2015. Here’s a little glimpse by the numbers: 19 girls called MRH "Home" 6 high school graduates 6 girls started college 1 Girl Scout Troup started 2 buildings constructed 1…
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Spark JOY!

“God dropped a spark down into everyone, and if we find and fan it to a blaze, it'll spring up and glow, like the sun, and light the wandering out of stony ways.” ~ John Masefield SPARK JOY! Since my first trip to meet the girls…