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Random Thoughts'S ARCHIVE

  • Recently I was vacationing in Flagstaff with a friend, where we decided to stay in a hostel for the night. As we checked in and milled around the common room, people started asking us the normal get-to-know-you questions. Being a MissionCorps member at Maggie’s Place, I dread this very ordinary social interaction, because often right […]

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  • A MissionCorps member reflects on her time of service with Maggie’s Place. It’s impossible to merely ‘sum up’ the last year and a half of living and serving in this truly blessed ministry, where God’s love abounds and every day is so full of life, unconditional love, amazing people, heartbreaking struggles, astonishing accomplishments and the […]

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  • It’s already Advent, and we are just a few weeks away from one of the biggest days of the year.  At Maggie’s Place, we’ve been preparing for Christmas since July.  It is a busy, but beautiful time of year where we gather to celebrate not only our Maggie’s Place family, but also the birth of […]

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  • “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” – Dorothy Day When I was thinking about coming to serve at Maggie’s Place, one of the aspects that appealed to me most was the community life. As a Corps member, I […]

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  • “Patience is a virtue.” I, like many others, grew up hearing this phrase as a catch-all for whenever I was antsy, in a rush, or simply wanting instant gratification. I never really questioned it, taking to heart that patience was indeed a virtue, one that I did not possess as a child! As I grew […]

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  • It was quite the menagerie that showed up to the Maggie’s Place Halloween Party this past weekend. Current and alumnae moms, staff, MissionCorps, and of course lots of extra cute, extra chubby, extra energetic kids dressed in their Halloween best came together to do one of the things Maggie’s Place does best: celebrate. As was […]

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  • On a recent jaunt to one of the Maggie’s Place homes, I took a moment to toss some donations into the St. Vincent DePaul donation bin. When you spend much of your day in an office, a little physical labor can be quite refreshing! After the moment of donation bin athletics, I went into the […]

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  • I received my undergraduate degree at a university well-known for its engineering program. I, however, received a degree in Psychology – so you could say my homework didn’t require that I solve as many problems as other students on campus. All the same, I really like when solutions to life’s dilemmas are reached. Within the […]

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  • These last few weeks have been especially busy at The Michael House as we prepared to receive new moms, welcomed two women interviewing to become MissionCorps members, and trained many new volunteers and student interns from ASU and GCC. All of this on top of practicing Simple September and juggling babysitting for one of our […]

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  • In the crazy hustle and bustle of the day, sometimes all it takes is one small thing to bring you joy. It’s so easy to get all wrapped up in your “to do list” that sometimes we just become overwhelmed with life! When this happens, especially at Maggie’s Place, I’ve learned to take a mental […]

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