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  • I recently began training for an Ironman triathlon. I know, I am crazy. Now that we have established that; Throughout training, there have been moments of weakness. “Stop now,” my body says, “This is not good for you. You need to stop, you can’t handle this.” “What the heck are you doing? This is too […]

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  • Go across the country to a place caught in a strange undertow of time, a swift current, strangely paused in July. Never to doubt your mission and Live a life willing to challenge the currents of culture, to be misunderstood by society governed by wealth and success, confident that eternity is more valuable than rewards […]

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  • Do whatever He tells you. Do whatever He tells you. These words are repeated in my head so often throughout the day. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, said these words to the servants at the wedding at Cana. These words are the reason I am here serving at Maggie’s Place. Do whatever He tells you. […]

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  • One of my first glimpses into life at Maggie’s Place was the packing list sent out for my interview. “Bring something you don’t mind getting spit up on!” Throughout the past few months at The Zechariah House, I have been spit up on… a lot. I have come to the conclusion that you can learn […]

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  • Living in the Maggie’s Place homes is an awesome and fulfilling experience. When you are done living in the homes, you feel that you have mastered all situations good and bad. For instance: My contact mom didn’t come home last night, I’m worried, but it always works out. 5 casseroles just showed up at my door, […]

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  • About two months into my time at Maggie’s Place, all of the Summer Corps were gathered together for dinner, swimming, and a reflection on our time in the homes. During this discussion, we read a section of the Maggie’s Place book in which Mary Peterson talks about what she didn’t realize she was saying “yes” […]

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  • My first contact with Maggie’s Place was through the website, after a friend from Phoenix suggested I check it out in my search for a place to do a year of service. From the website it sounded just like what I was looking for, but better. The MissionCorps recruitment video never fails to inspire even […]

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  • This week marks four months since I decided to apply to Maggie’s Place, three months since my interview, and two months since I moved into The Zechariah House. Overall, my journey after graduating from college and moving onto Maggie’s Place happened very quickly–almost in a whirlwind. I’ve barely had time to stop and process everything […]

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  • My contact mom, Lacey, is moving out of Maggie’s Place after having lived here for over a year. So what does one year at Maggie’s Place look like? You move in without really knowing what Maggie’s Place is beforehand; when you get to your new home for the first time, you realize it really is […]

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  • “And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!” Nope, it is not Christmas here in Phoenix. I promise! And my blog won’t […]

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