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My “I AM HER” Essentials

Trinity Church’s Girlfriends 2016 Conference is right around the corner. This year, the conference theme is “I AM HER”. I would define this theme’s woman as the woman being described in Proverbs 31:25. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” ~ Proverbs 31:25 NIV Although I am…

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Placed In The Garden

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.” ~ Genesis 2:8 (NLT) I woke up early this morning and decided to walk outside to take pictures. The first day of vacation is always hard for me. I wake up early, feeling like…

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Giving the Gift of Sustainability

“Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~ Joel A. Barker I have been involved in developing and implementing social service programs for the last sixteen years. In faith-based settings, these types of programs are categorized as “compassion ministries”. Typically in…

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The Power of Sustainability

“No one is remembered for what they just planned to do.” ~ Bob Goff Last week, I travelled to Santiago, Dominican Republic with my friend Ani Ruiz Chang to scout out a potential short-term mission trip for Trinity Church’s college interns. We were hosted by Pastor Tony McCreary. Tony has spent the last eight years…

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Practicing Practical Compassion

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” ~ Daniel Goleman November marks the 100th consecutive month that the Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) leadership team has been meeting together on the first Thursday of the month. Over the last 8 plus years, our COI team has…

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The Shoe That Grows in Cambodia

Update: Since I first published this post in October, a generous donor established a matching grant of up to $3,000 for our The Shoe that Grows Fundraiser. With the addition of the matching grant, we have now raised $6,100 of our $9,000 goal! Would you consider helping us obtain this matching grant? My grandson Noah…

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Is There Not A Cause?

“You can never stop believing and acting in the belief that your cause has the power to change the world. If you don’t believe then who will?” ~ Brian Sooy A cause is a reason or motive for some human action. Brian Sooy writes in his book “Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto” that a…