I think I remember gulping for air and my lungs not fully inflating. Or maybe I was taking in so much air my lungs couldn't keep up. My Maddy called me to tell me she thought Ali had been murdered and they had also shot Baby K. I remember not comprehending then trying to just … Continue reading A new song is about to be heard
Dear Kayleigh, How is it possible that you are two years old now? It seems just like this morning I was holding after you made your less than three-minute labor into the world. It's probably weird to hear this but did you know I was dreaming about you three years before you were even born? … Continue reading Dear Princess,
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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