saying you’re sorry

Saying you’re sorry, definitely not a new idea. Tried and true but, how easily we forget it. Something as simple as apologizing can affect us so much but yet, at least in my case, we choose to suffer through it and hope it goes away. I don’t know what it

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Tutoring and Testing

Today was a great time of testing and teaching for Urban Life. During tutoring, we split the kids in very small groups so that there will be a more one-on-one atmosphere in the program. Today, however, it didn’t seem to matter one way or the other, because every group seemed

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y e p ! its started.

Wednesdays are one of our favourite days. It is the day we volunteer at Bruns Academy with Right Moves for Youth and CMS, mentor at Invest Collegiate and hangout with the kids at Frazier Park through our Tutoring program. Yep, we have a tutoring program!  And we love it! It

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Allegro Foundation

Ministry Mondays

With the start of the New Year we decided to change things up a bit. Instead of serving with multiple agencies who worked with the same population group for a nine week period we revamped it to Ministry Mondays! Each month we pick one or two agencies to volunteer with

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who will wait?

When we talk about where we live now, no longer in the embrace of warm and gentle suburbia, people can generally understand the contrast. Rich vs. poor…got it, big house vs. small house…got it, safety vs. crime…got it, credit cards vs. food stamps…got it, but what people don’t understand sometimes

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Valentines Day 14

Love Day

Rachel and I had the opportunity to throw a valentines day party for two of our little neighbors. We  wanted to make these girls feel special and loved. And what better way to do that then with some sweets and hearts! One of my all time favorite Valentines was spent

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Snowed In!!!

This is home. We always get asked, “do you ever miss your house in Matthews?” And the answer is always…..YES. We loved our cute house in Matthews for so many reasons. It was our first house together as a married couple. I think there is always an attachement to the

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What does it mean to be compassionate? The dictionary says compassion means “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of others.” That definition tells you what compassion means, but what does it look like and what does it feel like? This is something I am learning about right

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Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year! Here at Urban Life and the Summit we hope that you had a wonderful holiday. With January now in full swing, we are seeking God with intense devotion, open hearts, and big expectations. We know that He has amazing things in store for us, and we

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It’s the day after Christmas and I couldn’t help but think the minute I woke up, 364 days until Christmas. This Christmas has certainly been one to remember. It’s the first one in my life that I have been completely stressed out about. The first one where I got caught

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