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Join David’s Refuge: Change a family’s life!

In just a few weeks we will be  opening the doors for 2014!  It is going to be a very exciting year.  Our goals are:
  1. To double the number of families served
  2. To identify, train, and release 10 couples as hosts
  3. To create a long range business plan that will enable us to reach more families
  4. To hire an Executive Director that can carry out our dreams
You may be asking, "Why such aggressive goals?  Wouldn't it be easier to just keep doing what you are doing and ...
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#GivingTuesday, #GivingWednesday, #GivingThursday …….

Today is #GivingTuesday.   One website I looked at said that it is: a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. If you want to know more about #GivingTuesday check out this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBT2cONeiHw Now some of you ...
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A time to give thanks!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  My son is wrapping a turkey with bacon and then slowly roasting it with apple wood chips in his Weber grill!  Excuse me as I wipe the drool off my keyboard.  I can't wait to sit down at their table and enjoy a meal shared with my family and friends.  I love Thanksgiving.  I love that it causes me to pause and recollect the things I am grateful for.   Here are a few things I would like to give thanks for:
  1. Yams!  Please see  http://caregiversrefuge.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/a-lesson-from-yams/ ...
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What Will I Experience at David’s Refuge?

After weeks of anticipation our guests finally arrive at their Bed and Breakfast or Inn.  They are greeted by the Inn Keeper and shown to their room.  As they enter the room they see the fresh flowers, the gift basket, the wine, slippers, and robe.  Our goal is to overwhelm them with extravagance so that they would feel extravagantly loved.  They are encouraged to settle in and then are invited to come and meet their host from David's Refuge.  Often guests begin to share a little of their story during ...
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A Lesson on Prayer: Not a sign of weakness

“Brenda I don’t think we are going to be able to come to David’s Refuge this weekend. I have tried everyone I know to cover a hole in our childcare.” It was a cry of desperation. Everything was set except for a four hour hole. It looked hopeless. Brenda said, “We will pray for you.” So we stopped what we were doing and we prayed in the kitchen. We prayed specifically for one thing: “Father, please have someone call Debbie out of the blue and ask her specifically is there ...
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