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Changing The World

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead   During our Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) March 2016 Bonding Visits, I met photojournalist Isadora Kosofsky. She had flown in from Los Angeles to travel with our team across…

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Joy, Life, and Service

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore In my work as the Executive Director of the Peacemaker Family Center at Trinity Church, I have the unique opportunity to work with an amazing and diverse team of…

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Serving Without Fear

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” ~ Bob Goff In less than three months, a diverse team of servant leaders will leave Trinity Church for Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This will be my fourth opportunity to lead a Trinity Mission Team to Cambodia and my fifth…

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Life Work as Art

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed by life, I pause to work with my plants. Digging around in the dirt, pruning, fertilizing, and just looking at how they are growing seems to help me relax and refocus. Watching the life cycle of plants,…

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Somewhat Impossible

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ~ Bob Goff The Children of Inmates (COI) program just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It’s surreal to think about everything that has transpired over the last ten years.…

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Mapping Out a Future

“Fear will give us a reason not to try.  Hope will give us a reason not to listen.” ~ Bob Goff   Recently, Christina Benedict and I had the opportunity to visit MAP International’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical warehouse in Brunswick, Georgia. Christina is a member of my Cambodia Missions Team. Together, we toured MAP’s warehouse and talked…

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Women Rising

“Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.” Judges‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Deborah is one of my favorite leaders mentioned in the Bibles’s Old Testament. She led Israel during a time of great distress and war. She led with courage and wisdom during a time her community desperately needed courage…