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Two years of making my city a little better

August 1 marked my second year at my job at Community Housing Initiatives, helping lead the Viva East Bank! initiative. It has beenĀ a major learning curve as I work to understand what makes a vibrant, healthy neighborhood. 486 more words

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Sunday Night Devotional - Rahab

In the old testament, we learn the stories of many of God’s chosen people for the past 3000 years. In Joshua, we meet Rahab, a prostitute in the city of Jericho. 482 more words


Tangrams: Building Community from Day 1

How do we build a learning community with our students from the first day?

As I move into Advanced American Literature/College Composition, this question has kept me up at night.

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It Starts With Love

Summer is winding down and school is around the corner. I’ve been thinking about my beloved mentor kids a lot recently. I have had the privilege of talking about mentoring to a couple of potential new mentors. 338 more words


Full Society, Healthy Lives: Thoughts on the Marmot Review

In my mind there are two quotes that really encapsulate what the Marmot Review is. The first is the epigraph, and for me it was breathtaking to find it here: 3,130 more words


Food Preservation Workshops Continue!

Do you want to take advantage of the abundant harvest of vegetables and fruits that usually take place during summer?

Do you want to learn a healthy and delicious way to preserve and prepare food that you can enjoy later when the harvest is gone? 296 more words

Community Resilience

Respite House is Under Way

A landing place for all who need soul care with the Father.

Many of you have been in the journey with me in praying, searching and negotiating for this new subsection of ministry and living situation that God is calling me into. 428 more words

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