A lack of hope and Jesus

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As laughter poured from the dinner table last night, and the Ravenu2019s game along with music was up as loud as it could go in my living room (typical teenagers), I reminded the kids that at 9 p.m. we were going to watch the Ferguson coverage. I half expected a bunch of whining that the game was on and they …

A true story of hope

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I want to share a story with you today, a story of hope, a story of a kid who has found some hope, a story of a kid who makes little changes (almost) everyday to change his life, a kid who has found his place at my kitchen table playing Apples to Apples, helping me make dinner, taking naps on …

The value of a quarter

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Before I begin, I should probably apologize it’s been extremely quiet around here the past few months I’m trying to find a good balance of sharing my stories while respecting the people that I love. The balance is delicate and hard, but I got permission to share today’s story with you as long as I didn’t share his name or …

A weekend Adventure

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The rain stops and the sun starts to peek through the clouds, my heart fills with joy because I know in just a few hours, some of the people I love most in this world, my “babies” are going to experience something amazing, that they are going to be removed from their “concrete jungle” and put in the middle of …

For this I’ve Prayed…

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I love that my teenage boys have been able to find their place in our program. I pray everyday for their hearts and lives. I how long their dad has been locked up, talk about feeling lonely, talk about being scared to get baptized, talking about how their friends are getting high and having sex. This is the moment I …