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Less words Since the end of December/early January this phrase is something that has come up again and again in both my heart and my mind. Less words  This isn’t my excuse for why I haven’t blogged very much. It is an acknowledgment that lately I have been pausing; considering my words before they fall Read More


New Year, Not so New Me

This whole idea of “New Year New Me” has kind of been drilled into my head throughout my life. This idea that once a new year hits I will have a clean slate and a chance to transform myself into a newer and better person. I’ll admit that it’s a beautiful concept but what if embracing Read More


Home Litany

Leader: Where is home? What is home for the one who lacks four walls and a key? All of your life distilled to a few trash bags and tarp to protect against the wind, the sand, the sun, the cold? Easily packed up and made mobile to take to the next temporary resting place where Read More



Thursday is the end of the workweek in Mission Year life.  We work full time four days a week (aiming for 32 hours, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more), and then the weekend is totally dedicated to other Mission Year programming.  Fridays are housekeeping days, starting with Prayer & Share, Affirmations, and Announcements & Read More


Allow Yourself to Be Fully Received

“Giving yourself to others without expecting anything in return is only possible when you have been fully received. Every time you discover that you expect something in return for what you have given or are disappointed when nothing comes back to you, you are being made aware that you yourself are not yet fully received. Read More


16 Resolutions for 2016

A new year means new opportunities for transformation. As you make resolutions we hope you will find tangible ways to live out love for God and love for people where God has planted you. Here are 16 ways you can resolve to let love win in the new year. 1. Write a blog about a Read More


Uncovering my Digital Literacy Privilege

One of the things I have learned whilst working in the Digital Inclusion department of the People’s Emergency Centre (PEC) in West Philly is that I have completely taken for granted the fact that I am computer educated and digitally literate. I can work computers. When I am asked the question “Are you tech savvy?” Read More


Top 10 Blogs of 2015

Thanks for reading and blogging with us this year. Here are a few of our most popular blogs, in no particular order. Looking forward to blogging through 2016 with you!   One. “I think we can’t truly appreciate or truly know anything until we behold it, turning to it with intentional regard for its beauty.” Read More


Do You Create Calamity?

“I call you by name,  I name you, through you do not know me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is Read More


Growing Pains

Recently, I’ve been experiencing what I’ve labeled the “growing pains of living in community.” These are the difficult places when I feel that my space, my time, my resources and my freedom are being infringed upon. These are also the beautiful places where my heart is softened and my posture is readjusted. Through this process Read More


Who is My Neighbor?

Last night I was challenged by this question, “who is my neighbor?” I really have never thought about it. I guess I always presumed that the person living next door to me was “my neighbor” and yet the Bible says “love thy neighbor.” That means that my definition of neighbor and the Bible’s definition of Read More

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