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Fix Your Eyes

I keep trying to think of something cheery to write, that God is good. And He is. That I’m so thankful there are all these great kids around Hope Street and that people are getting along and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of it. And I am. But then in the wake of yet another shooting, I listened as little girls talked about the black lives matter movement and asked me if I was fighting for their lives. And I listened to my mom cry as her mom passed away in the hospital alone. And I listened to yet another news reporter give another coronavirus mandate. I am wrestling with all these thoughts. I don’t know why things are the way they are in the world. I don’t have answers. I don’t know wh

Glasses, Scarf, Tears & Bruises

Glasses, scarf, tears, bruises. A few words that in the right combination of circumstances are disturbing and down right infuriating. I sat with one of the members I trust the most and my best friend, alongside one of our former members that we love dearly. She removed the barriers - and what was left, left us all quiet for some time. The thoughts in my head were immediately “who did this and what phone calls do I have to make to ensure it never happens again?”. Maybe I’ve seen too many movies and maybe I have absolutely no space for any form of abuse to anyone, let alone someone I know and love. I was angry. I am angry. In my arms rested a sweet baby boy with his namesake. I had to remind m

Certainty in the Uncertainty

My life verse is Matthew 6:34 MSG that states: “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up.” I feel this verse is forever applicable to our lives but especially right now. With so much change happening in the World today, we tend to stress about the unknown. Instead what if we move our focus back to Him? Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving us. Thank you for being our rock. Lord, we look to you during these unclear times, where things are changing quickly, where the unknown may make us frightened. We slow down and refocus our eyes on you. You know o