Messy Love…The most Beautiful Kind

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I’ve been contemplating coming back to this space for quite sometime now but after being away so long honestly I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to come back, if I even had the right words to come back. To be honest, I have so many stories tucked deep in my heart that I know I need to share with …

It just keeps getting better

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So this week has been amazing, my friends from Zanesville have done a fantastic job of leading the kids in summer camp this week. I have honestly been doing this for four years, and I have to say this has been one of the best weeks of camp ever. We’ve jumped from 25 kids the first day to 50 yesterday. …

Brave

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This is the beginning of a series of stories I want to share with you about some pretty amazing students in my life, I have asked their permission and I have chosen a word for each of them that describes a trait I see in them. I am so excited to share their lives with you. As I type this …

Heartache filled with Hope

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As I sit down to write this my heart teeters somewhere between heartbroken and overflowing with excitement. You see there’s this kid, who has kind of stolen my heart, she doesn’t come around often because she’s “different” and the streets kind of have a strong hold on her right now, but when I get to speak truth, wisdom and encouragement …

Black+White=Human

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You live there? Are you the only white person? Do you feel uncomfortable? And last night, “You’re the only white person here…does that bother you?” When I responded no, I live here the person who said it looked disgusted and told me they didn’t understand, that’s okay friend you don’t have too. I have struggled to write these words today, …