The art of letter writing and card sending needs to be revitalized with you! Check out a few of my tips on how you can use a simple Christmas Card to help teen moms.
I'm intrigued when potential volunteers approach me about serving at The Sparrow's Nest. We have the volunteers who at first could care less what they do as it is something to be helpful. Clean toilets? With gladness! Sort through seedy donations? Absolutely! Others don't really know what they want to do but they have a … Continue reading Join me in another mid-thought
I don't know why we get to be a part of these little families lives but I am thankful for the privilege of service.
July 2010 I had this great idea to open a home for pregnant and/or parenting, displaced teen girls. I was pretty sure at the most it would take about 12 months. Fast forward to June 2014 when I was finally granted my license to operate as residential group home, we had the funding, we had … Continue reading Top 10 Things I Learned This Year After Finally Getting This NPO Off The Ground
I have odd thoughts in church sometimes. I can't figure out the birthday of The Sparrow's Nest. Is it when I accepted God's call on July 21, 2010? Is it when we got our 501(C)3 on November 21, 2011? Is it when we signed for the house on July 25, 2013? Or will it be … Continue reading How Cool Would Having Easter for Your Birthday Be?
Yesterday I got to see Gimme Shelter with my girlfriend Marcia and our daughters. I was a sobbing mess. When you see your dreams up on the big screen it just impacts you in a very powerful manner. I will go see this movie again and will be purchasing multiple copies when it comes out … Continue reading If you don’t see yourself on this list we can talk.
Yesterday marked yet another day of blessed success for The Sparrow's Nest. We were able to exceed our crazy goal of raising $50,000 in 50 days by drawing in over $53,000. Even though the majority of my time is spent in development and networking, direct campaigns are very intimidating. What do you do if you … Continue reading Money should never be a barrier in making a difference: 5 Key Principles In Funding Your Passion
For the past three months we have been inundated in donations for The Sparrow's Nest earmarked in memory of Gail McCall. As far as I know I have never been blessed to meet this angel. I felt I needed to know more about this obviously deeply loved woman. I just got off the phone with … Continue reading Entertaining angels unaware
The irony of not being able to keep my eyes open past 9:45 pm. is I have endured another night of staring at the ceiling. Another night of flip flopping, tossing and turning trying to find the best spot to fall back to sleep as I sing lullabies to myself. It's just hard to sleep when you're … Continue reading It’s hard to sleep when you’re dreaming
On this day three years ago I was angry and slightly more than nauseous. I couldn't find any housing for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy. I didn't have any answers for teen moms looking to me to show their real choices. I felt powerless, voiceless, and sick at heart. On that day I was given the … Continue reading Three Years Later