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Life Lessons: aka Practicing What I Preach

  "Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love." ~Brené Brown I like to think I’m good at “preaching” about the power and strength of empathy and vulnerability in building a healthy world. I even talk about how empathy…
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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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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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4 Ways You Can Pray For My Refuge House

This past weekend I attended the If Gathering, an organization that was created to gather, equip and unleash women to live out their calling.  It was here that God reminded me of what is most essential to the work of My Refuge House; Prayer.…
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Our Goal for 2016 was Accomplished this Month!

We have very exciting news. At My Refuge House, it has always been our goal to have our home in the Philippines lead by Filipinos. We recognized long ago that the best case scenario for the girls who call My Refuge House "Home" is to be lead…
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Introducing Dr. Ivonn Ellis Wiggan

Allison email Dr. Ivonn a couple of days later asking if she would ever be interested in working for My Refuge House. And the rest is history. Dr. Ivonn packed up her belongings (including an airbed that fits in her suitcase!) and relocated…
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My Refuge House's Year In Review 2013

2013 has been an incredible year for us at My Refuge House. We started off January with the Slavery No More Freedom Walk and along with many other people and organizations advocating for an end to slavery! In February, we redefined love with…
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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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Dreams Worth Surviving

On August 28th, 2013, the world celebrated the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I Have A Dream" Speech during the 1963 march on Washington for racial equality. For the past 50 years millions of people have dared dream…