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  • Cauliflower makes great mashed potatoes. Washing a bottle, making breakfast, and dressing a baby can in fact all be done at the same time. Things that look like lasagna or ham in the freezer may turn out to be enchiladas or part of a turkey when thawed. Otter pops are delicious. Disinfecting wipes are one […]

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  • In our First Reading, the Prophet Daniel recounts how God dealt with His people “in a time of great distress.” He sent them Michael the Archangel to be a guardian for them. The days before Jesus came into the life of Mary Magdalen, the Patron Saint of Maggie’s Place, were for her “a time unsurpassed […]

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  • Each year brings new surprises and adventures, and this summer, especially so. Earlier this year I had no idea what I was going to do this summer. I didn’t know where I was called to go. There came a point where I was praying in church one day and practically begged God to send me […]

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  • When I came to Maggie’s Place back in January this year, there was one mom who had already been here since July of 2015. Her son was born in August. I became her “contact person” in February when we were paired together for the remainder of her stay at Maggie’s Place. Jacquelyn and I share […]

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  • Maggie’s Place encourages all of the women who come through our doors and their decision to choose life amidst uncertainties and a lack of support. We are currently working on a video project to highlight the decision to choose life through adoption. In creating this video, the goal is to show the impact of adoption from a […]

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  • “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are […]

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  • I have always been surrounded by family, especially my parents and four siblings. I would have never imagined that I could learn so much about family while being 28 hours away from them during my service at Maggie’s Place.   My Own Family- Selfless First, I found out how supportive my family was when my […]

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  • I started my summer volunteer experience as a MissionCorps member on May 14th and just celebrated my one month anniversary here as the Donations and House Operations Coordinator. Being able to witness the other Corps members, who are such calm problem solvers and loving friends to the moms, has been such a blessing to me […]

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  • The other day I was giving a mom with a pinched nerve a shoulder massage, and was thinking, “Wow, masseuse is a new one!” At Maggie’s Place, we MissionCorps do a lot of different jobs and wear a lot of different hats. Some I expected, and some are surprises. MissionCorps may be our official title, […]

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  • I’m often asked to share what it’s like living and working at Maggie’s Place and most of the time I feel like… So here’s anoter whack at it with the help of some wonderful GIFs (and a couple memes)!   When a donor comes to the door and says, “Hi, I just wanted to drop […]

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