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How I spent my Valentine's Day

I arrived in Cebu four days ago for a two week visit with our girls and staff. The floodgates of emotion and joy opened with my first step onto campus. Can you say banana grove?! Here's the deal. When I was here just six months ago, we didn't…
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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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You can help us "Fill it up!"

  Dear Lovely Supporters of My Refuge House, Nicole turned 12-years-old right before she moved into My Refuge House (MRH) last November. She has not talked much about the cybersex trafficking she survived when her eldest sister pimped…
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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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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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An Evening Celebrating My Refuge House

We hope you'll join us on March 22nd for PAINTING A NEW FUTURE, our Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction. It promises to be an inspiring evening, featuring art from We Step Into The Light and the inspiring stories of our girls. Tuesday, March…
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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…
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A Story about How the Girls of My Refuge House Are Amazing, by MRH friend and guest Blogger Jamie Beason

I recently went on a trip and met the girls of My Refuge House. During my week-long visit, I was able to spend quality time with a few girls in particular. Describing their spirits is difficult to put into words, and relaying to you the impact…
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Fashioned For Freedom

Bring more JOY into the world on November 5th with My Refuge House! Whether or not you can attend, please tell your friends, and tell your friends to tell their friends! If you live within a day's drive of Dallas, you do not want to miss…