Happy Mother's Day
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Happy Mother's Day! (or, A Week of Reflections Honoring Ate Pat)

The love of a mother is a powerful force. Indeed, it is a force that can change the course of a life. We are in awe of mothers, especially our House Mothers, every day at My Refuge House! Ate Pat (pictured here) has been a House Mother…
Happy Mother's Day
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Who would you be?

“She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them” -Luke 2:7 NIV I have experienced a deep connection to the wonder, awe, and mystery of Christmas…
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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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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…