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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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  • Ring, ring…ring, ring….. “Maggie’s Place, The Hannah House, this is Gretchen, how may I help you?” “Yes, I would like to speak to Maggie, please. Is she available?” Every once in a while, the MissionCorps get this question when we answer the phone and it always makes us chuckle! You see, Maggie is not the […]

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  • I once heard it said that Maggie’s Place is nobody’s comfort zone. While we seek to make our houses into homes, there is an element to our lives shared in common that is very uncomfortable. It’s not comfortable for the moms to be in place where they are held accountable, where they are challenged to […]

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  • I am moving out of Maggie’s Place this weekend and it all feels surreal to me. It is hard to believe that I’ve been here for over a year, and that my time of service as a MissionCorps member is ending. I have to admit that I’ve been pretty nostalgic over the past few weeks – […]

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  • In my two months at Maggie’s Place, I have seen amazing things happen. My contact mom recently gave birth to her son and I was able to see the miracle of new life and a mother’s love. A few weeks ago, I saw moms cry as they read notes from people who had been praying […]

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  • As my time at Maggie’s Place comes to a close, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the lessons that God has taught me since I came. Looking back, I’ve realized how providential the opportunity was for me in coming to Maggie’s Place. When I booked my flights in April the only flight available to […]

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  • I’ll soon be starting my 3rd year at Maggie’s Place and as the approaching anniversary comes, there’s a lot of mixed feelings that follow. I’ve had to say goodbye to a lot of my dearest friends and some of the most wonderful people that have taught me to grow in so many ways: volunteers, staff, […]

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  • Last Saturday, The Zechariah House hosted a party to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, our patron saint. Next week, we’re having a Candlelight to celebrate the time we had with one of our Summer Corps. The following week, we’ll have a party to commemorate one of our mom’s one year of […]

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  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.  – Mahatma Gandhi Like-minded women come to Maggie’s Place to serve a common purpose. We work together daily to provide a dignified and welcoming home for the women who call us seeking shelter. When I first signed on for a […]

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  • “So what exactly is Maggie’s Place?” “Well, Maggie’s Place consists of homes of hospitality for women who are pregnant, seeking shelter, and– ” “Wait, so it’s like a shelter?” “Sort of, but it’s much more than that!” Having served at Maggie’s Place for almost a full year now (!!!), I have had to answer these […]

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