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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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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,…
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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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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…
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When Our Hearts Align with God's

By: Carrie Ngangnang My Refuge House Board Member At 6,000 feet high, seated in a single engine Cessna next to my husband at the controls, my mind ran a marathon of thoughts about what it means to be concerned with what concerns the ones…
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I Used To Be So Strong.

As someone who has worked with survivors of abuse for over ten years, I've always considered myself fairly capable of separating work stress with the rest of life. Compartmentalizing, if you will. People often say to me "I don't know how…
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Define Love

As a teenager, I heard a Jeff Foxworthy joke that went something like this: Someone once asked me what the word love means. I thought for a minute, then reached over and grabbed his arm, twisting it around his back. Who's asking the questions…