I spent a weekend with 28 amazing teenagers. The topic: Love. What does it mean? Why do people do horrible things in the name of love? What if I can't love myself? On this podcast, I share what we discussed. Do humans have the ability to show agape? Listen in and let … [Read more...]
What If A Hurting Teen Came To You?
Last night, like the first Wednesday of every month, my friends and I served dinner at HomePlate. Nothing earth shattering happened. It was a run of the mill evening. We prepped. We served. We ate. We talked. We cleaned. We said, “Goodbye. See you next … [Read more...]
Motivation for Monday – Work Hard. No Excuses.
Sometimes I encounter obstacles in my life, but homelessness has never been one of them. Sometimes my daughters feel challenged in school, but they will never take a test after sleeping in a shelter. Sometimes my husband and I are recognized for efforts, but we've … [Read more...]
All I Want For My Birthday Is…
So, it’s my birthday this month. I turn 43. There’s nothing particularly significant about 43. The age doesn’t warrant a huge party or a trip to Hawaii. But for me? I want 43 to be legendary. At least legendary for me and a bunch of homeless kids. This year, I’m … [Read more...]
Couch-Surfers, I’m Thinking of You
Dear Couch-surfers, I thought of you today. Not that I don’t think of you often - I do - it’s just today I made myself think of you. See, we recently bought a house. (I feel a little guilty even admitting that to you. Like I’m bragging about something I have but you … [Read more...]