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Whose story will you tell?

Yesterday, A Wider Circle furnished its 1,000th home of 2013, putting us on a pace to furnish the homes of 4,000 families this year. During the first quarter of the year, we have spent time listening to 1,000 stories of adults who were born in poverty, raised in poverty, abused, victims of awful crimes or who lost parents, siblings or…

Imagine

Think of a 13-year old girl you know.  For me, it is easy – I have a relative who is 13.  She is so far from being ready to be a parent that it is not even a conversation. Yesterday a few folks from the team here spent part of the day with a man (Michael) who has come to…

Lew’s life

Johnny, Mikey, and Shari have a younger brother.  His name is Lew.  Lew just failed sixth grade.  For the second straight year.  He is a big kid, and when his family is not watching him, he finds things to do that they fear will get him into big trouble some day soon.  At school, he is continually told by adults…