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Final Word

“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” ~ Psalm 71:14 World events over the last few weeks have been troubling.  I have experienced a dull, but steady sadness. At the same time, life continues to move forward. Eight members of my PlanBe__, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Team, traveled…

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Opportunity and Hope

I am an optimist. The work that I am involved with keeps me optimistic.  Even though current events suggest otherwise, I continue to believe there is always hope. I believe there is always hope for positive change. As an optimist, I gravitate towards working with people on projects that focus on instigating positive change in the…

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Building Powerful Partnerships

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams During my years as the Executive Director at Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) in Miami, Florida, I have learned that community development cannot happen without collaboration between energized leaders joining their efforts around…

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Initiating KTECH

“SYNCHRONICITY: the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In less than six weeks, I will be leaving for Cambodia on a mission trip with a team from Trinity Church Miami.  This year, I am going to stay behind for an additional week with a small team to…

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Embracing New Ideas

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt This week, our Cambodia 2016 Mission Team had the pleasure of hosting Pastor Koy Chhim, founder of Cambodian Care Ministries, for three days in Miami, Florida. We had time to discuss our plans to establish a Goat Bank on the…

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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…