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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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Connecting through Storytelling

We have many stakeholders in My Refuge House (MRH). Some of you share your time. Some of you share your talents. Some of you share your prayers. Some of you share your friends. For all of this, we are thankful. Each of you plays a significant…
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HOME

“Home is where we start from, but home is also where we are bound for, the place we always seek" ~ David Steindl-Rast I'm heading home today...after a 14 hour direct flight from Cebu to Los Angeles, I will be with my husband…
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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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PANCAKES FOR SALE: aka Lessons from a six-year-old

This is the story of how I recently learned a lesson in bravery, fundraising, and storytelling from my six year old. For those of you who may not know, when asked what I “do”, my first answer is usually, “I’m a family therapist.”…
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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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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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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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Eyes Wide Open: Human Trafficking Red Flags

A friend once ask, “Kim, how do I talk to someone I think might be at risk for human trafficking?” My first response was, “thank you for caring”. My friend is walking through life with her eyes open. She’s sensitive and receptive…