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You Are Not Alone

Often people will ask us, “What do you hope the couples who stay at David’s Refuge will walk away with.”  Our response is always the same, “We want them to leave David’s Refuge knowing they are not alone, that what they do really matters, and that they are loved by God.”  Let me share a little why we are so passionate about wanting people to know they are not alone. One of the most life sucking forces in the world is that feeling deep in your gut that you are ...
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What a Wonderful World

In an hour we are driving to pick up our son, Daniel at SUNY New Paltz for Thanksgiving.  Chris and Brit will arrive late tomorrow night.  I can't wait to have my family home.  We have been so busy the last few weeks I haven't had time to really sit down to pause and think about Thanksgiving so in an attempt to prime the pump I listened to What a Wonderful World by Loius Armstong.  If you have 2.25 minutes click on the link and listen to it. As I ...
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CNY Horn of Africa

If you and your family are looking for a practical way to give thanks this year during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season I would love to encourage you to give to CNY Horn of Africa, a network of Central New York organizations, churches, and people united together to bring awareness and relief to the famine in the Horn of Africa.  Through government grants, your gift will multiply ­five times with World Vision to rush critical aid to families who are struggling to survive.  This is a great way to ...
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Helping to Better our Community

Last week I received a letter from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation letting us know David's Refuge had been awarded an $8,000 grant to help pay or offset the cost of childcare while parents get a much needed break at the Refuge.  At the top of the letter is the foundation's tag line, "Helping to Better our Community."  As I read the letter over and over again I was struck by the fact that David's Refuge is a part of a much bigger community.  There are people and agencies ...
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Open House

November 2nd would have been David's 23rd birthday.  To celebrate his life and to remind ourselves that we are not alone we had an Open House for David's Refuge.  We invited supporters, board members, local businesses, and community organizations to see where our guests will be staying and to introduce them to our mission.  Over 55 people showed up and enjoyed some delicious food, drinks, and laughter.  Brenda and I gave tours, answered questions, and made new friends who will partner with us to serve parents who care for children ...
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