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KidPower2015’s Kinetic Energy

Something special happened yesterday on our fifth and final day of Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) Spring Bonding Visits. While I was at Everglades Correctional Institution, I realized that our KidPower2015 Earth Day Project had truly released kinetic energy. According to Live Science’s website: “Kinetic energy is the energy of mass in motion. The kinetic…

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Inspiring Moms with KidPower2015

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” ~ Daniel Goleman Something very special happened on our Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) Bonding Trip at Lowell Correctional Institution. In our group of seventy (70) children, caregivers, staff and volunteers were three children who hadn’t seen their mother…

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Inspiring Dads with KidPower2015

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Ten years ago, when I sat around a table with Shellie Solomon, Yvonne Sawyer, and Kate Witte brainstorming about how we could help children who had an incarcerated parent, we had no idea how…

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KidPower2015: Coaching Kids to Lead

Today, I am reposting this article I originally wrote for the Lead Change Group. Fifteen years ago, I reinvented myself and started a new career in faith-based social services. I have had the privilege of building innovative social service programs for at-risk children and families. One of these programs is the Children of Inmates, Inc.(COI).…

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Energy is Life!

It’s been a busy week! On Saturday, two of our KidPower2015 Earth Day Ambassadors, Annabelle and Destiny, took one of our new bikes out for a spin. This is one of the bikes that we will be using to construct the bicycle generators for the KidPower2015 Earth Day Project. This particular bike will travel across…

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Expanding my Faith Zone

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ NLT) This past Sunday, I received some great news from Lacy Beach. Lacy is an amazing young woman who chose to stay in Cambodia beyond our 2014…

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Water is Life!

Yesterday, I received an email from Pastor Nora Catipon (founder of the Cambodia School of Missions, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia), sharing two photos of the brand new well that had been installed at her student, Pastor That’s house-church. I was so excited!! In the email, Pastor Nora wrote: “Thank you for helping this church and…