Guest Blog

  • James Agee: Hope for Humanity

    By: Cindy Lawson, Board Member James Agee (1909-1955) came of age in the 1930’s, a time of want and need in a previously prosperous country. While working as a journalist during the Great Depression, he lived among Alabama sharecroppers which resulted in his essay “Cotton Tenants”. Despite his experience in an environment that might have […]

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  • Listen to my story: Guest post by Jasmine J.

    Hello everyone my name is Jasmine J. and I have been at The Sparrow’s Nest for about 6 months now and here is my story. In the beginning back in January 2017, I wanted to be on my own. So I moved out and into a trailer with my boyfriend, our son and his grandpa. […]

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  • Providing Relief As A Process: Guest Blog by Karen Wall

    I love it when volunteers send me the coolest texts of encouragement and then I turn around and ask them if they could make it into a blog and they say yes! Get ready for some beautiful encouragement from one of our lovely TLC volunteers Karen Wall. ~Carissa “You’ve got to use the life you’ve […]

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  • Guest Post: How Self Dressing Can Teach Your Kids About Independence Guest by Anika Gwen

    There’s a certain joy that stems from the freedom to dress your kids, putting them in the cutest outfits that you wished your own parents dressed you in as you were growing up. But when you see young children parading around like miniature adults on Instagram, how do you know when you’ve gone too far? […]

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  • Where the Soul Finds Its Worth: Guest Blog by Teen Volunteer Katie Kramer

    Where the Soul Finds Its Worth Despite declines in rates of unwed pregnancy in the U.S., about 820,000 unwed become pregnant each year. If a percentage is calculated statistics show 34 percent of teenagers have at least one pregnancy before they turn 20. Most American’s would say that unwed pregnancies are problematic to society. These women […]

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  • His Steadfast Love Amidst Inquity: Guest Blog by Dale Picolet Co-founder of Aletheia Ministries

    Resilience – His steadfast love amidst iniquity “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” Romans […]

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  • Guest Blog: Your Actions Influence the Outcome of Your Child’s Future

    Guest Blog: Your Actions Influence the Outcome of Your Child’s Future It takes more to being a parent than simply providing food and shelter. You are going to be your child’s most prominent provider of what he or she needs to know about life. While teachers may educate the children in math and science, it […]

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  • Guest Blog: Starting The New Year Strong

    Starting the New Year Strong Often at the beginning of the year we make New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions focus on improving our lives and the lives of those we care about. A new year means new beginnings and that is a hopeful time for many of us. With that in mind, here are some […]

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  • Guest Blog: Generosity and Children

    When I was pregnant with my little girl I had no idea what generosity meant. I thought being generous was giving money to the homeless or donating your old clothes to Goodwill. However when I found myself alone and pregnant I got the full impact of what generosity was about. When I found out I was pregnant […]

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  • Fairy wings feel an awful lot like a superhero’s cape.

    Jimmy Teigen is one of my favorite preachers because what he writes sounds like he speaks in real life but when he speaks it doesn’t sound written. Jimmy is the preaching minister at the Maryland Heights Church of Christ.He married up to his wife Amber and has been blessed with two angels here on earth. […]

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