Repost: When anger, passion, and conviction meet one might feel the need to throw up//How The Sparrow’s Nest was born


I have another rather frustrating day of just trying to get information about the housing situation in St. Charles County. The majority of people I talked to agreed that yes, homelessness in our area is quite a problem that most people are unaware of, and yes they had thought about it, but funds, or manpower, … Continue reading Repost: When anger, passion, and conviction meet one might feel the need to throw up//How The Sparrow’s Nest was born

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Why We Will Re-Gift at Sparrow


I could go either way this time of year. On one hand I love all the parties and festivities. I love that for one time of the year the entire Earth seems to focus on the birth of  a baby. But I find it draining from all the expectations and requirements. I like Halloween. One … Continue reading Why We Will Re-Gift at Sparrow

Blessed With Burden


Hey God, It's going good. You continue to freakishly bless me. I don't have to tell you that I'm tired. Like really tired. Like fall in bed exhausted and wake up fatigued. It's been a long haul. So much more complicated than I could have ever imagined. I ask myself if I'm making it more … Continue reading Blessed With Burden

This Haunts Me


I can't tell you how much it haunts me to get a phone call like I did tonight. It's almost becoming too much for my heart to answer this question the same way. "Carissa, I have someone here that needs a place to stay. Are you open yet? Do you know anyone who has openings?" … Continue reading This Haunts Me

11 things I learned in 2011 about starting a Non-Profit


I hear over and over again that I need to write a book about starting a non-profit from scratch and somehow becoming a full-time fundraiser at the same time. If I had time to breathe at all I'd be glad to do that. Might be a nice money maker for my non-profit. However, for now, … Continue reading 11 things I learned in 2011 about starting a Non-Profit

I have a HUGE announcement coming very soon!


I have a HUGE annoucement coming very soon! Well, kinda. It's just all the cool kids on twitter were announcing left and right this week their "HUGE" announcements. And I felt left out. So I decided to try out the phrase myself. I have to say, I really liked how it felt to say it. … Continue reading I have a HUGE announcement coming very soon!

I could easily pass for the mentally ill


On the way home just now I just randomally pulled out in the turn lane and went around 3 cars that were waiting for a dump truck to turn. I wasn't angry or frustrated. I didn't realize it until I was pulling up at the light. I don't think I even checked for oncoming traffic. … Continue reading I could easily pass for the mentally ill

Tikkun Olam


I really like it when one phrase in another language can mean so many things in the English language. I think it's just crazy jazz that there are 15 significant lexemes for the word "snow" in the Eskimos language. I'm just messing around this evening and I am came across this Judaic term that has … Continue reading Tikkun Olam

The possibilities are endless


I'm thinking about this maternity home day and night. I can't believe the conviction in my heart but also this weird sense of patience. I feel at peace that this will happen in the exact time that it needs to if I just keep working diligently, gathering information, gathering support, not pushing things too far … Continue reading The possibilities are endless