Category Archives: Volunteering

Useful, Nourishing and Needed


I shared this infograph on my Facebook wall a few weeks back. There was no attribution, no link back, no nothin’. One of my friends said, “That’s from Jen Hatmaker’s book ‘Interrupted’.” I’m so thankful she shared that info. I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘being’ trip


I am so happy! Lovely Wesa has written a post about her and hubby Steve’s quickly approaching (two days!) trip to Africa. If you recall I wrote a previous post about the amazing things God is doing there. If your … Continue reading

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It takes a village


They say it takes a village to raise a child and I say, “Amen!” In today’s world, a community might be a better way to say it…and I got to see that first hand today. I spent some time this … Continue reading

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God’s hands at work


I love seeing God at work. Some times you don’t have to look very hard. I’m finding the more I let go of “me” the more I see God at work.

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chaos


Chaos, a storm of questions, a barrage of people, a million handouts, more paperwork on the horizon. I felt like I had been put through the ringer after two hours. And guess what? I wasn’t even the one in the … Continue reading

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Be “that person”


Today our local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program, Sunflower CASA Project honored the 160 abused and neglected children served by their CASA volunteers in 2011. One hundred sixty children were in the Riley, Clay or Pottawatomie County court system … Continue reading

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Open my eyes


Attention book lovers! I’ve found another book I highly recommend. It’s “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I started reading it last night and had to make myself put it down and go to bed.

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Can I deal with “normal”?


Yesterday I wrapped up my very first CASA case. There wasn’t any fanfare. No fireworks, no balloons, no music. There was relief in the family. There was happiness in those involved in the case through the court system. The case … Continue reading

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I heart CASA


Have I told you how much I love CASA? If not, let me tell you…I love, love, love CASA! Maybe I’m still a newbie. Maybe I’ll get frustrated and jaded and disappointed, but right now I can truly see how … Continue reading

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My first case is here


I messaged on Facebook last week that I finished the last part of my training to become a CASA volunteer which was the final interview. I was nervous as I knew the next step would be certification and eventually a … Continue reading

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