• Mission vs Money: Guest Blog by Mark Hollander

    Several years ago, I was asked to speak at a conference for a Child Daycare Association in St. Louis. When I was asked to speak, they told me to choose a topic that would help the owners understand the importance of helping them build a stronger business. I spent several days with my partner, at […]

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  • Will what we do really matter?

    It’s really not a big deal to bring food to someone in need. It’s a nice gesture but one that’s not that memorable. It’s not that big a sacrifice for you run through your closet and find some things your family no longer needs or has out grown and give to someone in need. You […]

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  • A Watched Pot Never Boils

    I’m really not good at a lot of things. Cooking, telling time, giving driving directions, hanging pictures straight, and coloring to name a few. But I would put waiting at the top of that list. I need things to happen when I’m ready for them. Anticipation causes anxiety for me. I’m do-er. If I don’t […]

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  • Do We Spend Our Days Loving?

    Even though we are waiting on our approval in licensing The Sparrow’s Nest staff, both paid and volunteered are hardly sitting around twiddling our thumbs. The days are packed with planning events, thanking donors, getting volunteers in place, updating the website, learning about HIPPA, keeping our records organized, writing grant requests, taking in in kind […]

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  • It Won’t Always Be Like This: Encouragement we all need

    It won’t always be like this. That’s a phrase I keep hearing myself say to the our staff. When they look at me with the deer in headlights look or the exhausted look of learning too much too fast. It’s a phrase I need to hear myself say as well. We won’t always have to […]

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  • A brief reminder of why we are doing this…

    “Only one-third of teenage mothers will get their high school diploma, and less than 1% will ever graduate college. These grim statistics often condemn the children of teen mothers to repeat the pattern dropping out, creating generational cycles of poverty and government dependence”. I came across this staggering stat about teen moms and wanted to share […]

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  • If you’re just tuning in

    Favorite all time reoccuring question: You still working on that Robin, birdhouse…*sputters Sparrow Thing? You betcha! Here’s just a few reminders for you of what our goals and objectives are: 1. Our Mission: The mission of THE SPARROW’S NEST MATERNITY HOME is to provide a CHRIST centered shelter and to educate homeless, pregnant and parenting YOUNG […]

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  • Hold your applause, please

    They always say looking back at the past is a bad idea because there is nothing we can do to change the past. But every so often we need to pull back from the grind of daily work and look at the full panorama of where we’ve been to make sure we’re on track for […]

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  • Remember Opposite Day?

    Do you remember when you were a kid and you played Opposite Day? Yes meant no. Please meant thank you. Black was White. It was great fun to get people to agree to things based on it being Opposite Day.   What if we had Opposite Day for The Sparrow’s Nest?   What if we […]

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  • 2013: The Year of The Sparrow

    The Board of Directors met this morning and we all had our game faces on. The leadership of The Sparrow’s Nest is ready to put the pedal to the metal, the nose to the grindstone, pulling for the whole nine yards. 2013 is going to a huge year for Sparrow. But with all the work […]

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