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Investing in Independence: Transforming Lives for Mothers & Children
Ever wonder what sets Love and Sonshine Ministries apart? Forget a one-size-fits-all shelter. We’re...
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What is a father?
Thoughts from our Founder and Executive Director The greatest commandment in Scripture is this: “Love...
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What is a Mother?
What is a mother? As I think about what to write for this upcoming Mother’s Day, the word that comes...
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Double Your Impact
Dear Friends, Spring brings new beginnings, and at Love & Sonshine, we’re witnessing a surge...
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Transforming Generations
One of our precious mommas, along with her 16-month-old son, has been benefiting greatly from his enrollment...
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God’s Grace in Each Tiny Face
We sat around the beautiful dining room table in the elegant SONshine Home, making preparations for our...
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Love and SONshine Rainbow
God is Doing the Impossible: Matthew 19:26
Wow! The flood of emotions when I got that call – I almost fell to my knees, I could hardly speak,...
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The Duffle Bag
NO ONE is too far gone for the Lord to reach... a story of grace, redemption and freedom!
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Love Them to the Kingdom - God Doing the Impossible!
May we all be like Heidi - a beautiful reflection of Jesus!
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From Broken to Beautiful - He makes all things New
The house stood tattered and empty; a shell of the magnificent home it once was.  Its windows cracked,...
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Homeless and Alone - She emerged with an amazing will to succeed!!
The day began like any other, sunlight made the frost glisten like twinkling crystals on the trees and...
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Neglected and Rejected: A 16 Year Old Mama Trying to Find Her Way
Her chin quivered and her quiet, hesitant voice could barely be heard as she mustered up thestrength...
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Pregnant and Alone "Can You Come Get Me?"
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon about two weeks ago – I was actually sitting at our table with...
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Jesus, I will never forget you
As I’ve been preparing for my youngest son, Parker’s, high school graduation, I’ve been going through...
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Angel Baby
There she was, a little girl – maybe 3 years old, soft, strawberry blonde, curly locks bouncing...
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30 Cents
The other day a dear friend shared this story with me – the story of a time when she and her husband...
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Forever Friends
A while back, I had my first ever “book signing” event. Nervous and feeling a little out of place –...
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A Ray of Hope
I received this text the other day from a precious and dear friend, Lynn. “When I lost my third baby...
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He's Singing Over You!
I’m going to continue on the subject of identity because I believe it is vitally important for us to...
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A Mama's Hurting Heart
I think we can all agree that this past year has been a year for the books. I can’t think of a single...
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Identity 3
Hello, SONshine! A while back, we looked at the subject of identity and the fact that all human beings...
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Quiet Hero
Have you ever heard the song, “Wind Beneath My Wings”? It’s about a quiet hero – one who is always...
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Look Up!
With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it’s no surprise that there has been a significant...
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Tiny Casket
I remember standing there, holding a little blue blanket – a blanket made by strangers for a time...
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Identity 2
In my last blog, I shared the importance of knowing Jesus’ identity, quoting His well-known question,...
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Give Yourself Grace!
You may not know that I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist....
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Identity 1
Our ladies mentoring group studied Matthew 16:13-20 recently. It’s the passage where Jesus famously asked...
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Turn the Other Cheek
We have all been in a situation where we have felt falsely accused or offended by words or actions of...
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A Cheerful Giver
Many of you have heard the story of the poor widow who gave everything she had to the Lord (Mark 12:41-44)....
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Are You There God?
I sat with someone today who was greatly hurting! Someone who had seen so much in his lifetime –...
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We Are His!
I won’t lie, I’m going through a difficult time at the moment. There’s a certain situation I’m facing...
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Jesus Is Calling
For years I hated the little girl inside myself! You might know her – the one with ratty, unkempt...
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Rooted in Love
There was a time in my life when I struggled with the concept of love. Not because I had a bad upbringing...
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Faithful Obedience
I often find myself doubting God, thinking, “God, can You really make this happen? Will You really ALWAYS...
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