Julie’s Jar, “Still No Room”

~Still No Room~ 411 is the number for information: phone number information. 911 is the number for emergencies: health, fire, criminal. 211 is the number for social services: available shelters, food banks, etc. Core Team members met with current and former residents of Our House, the emergency shelter on our

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Julie’s Jar, “Who Are Our People?”

~Who Are Our People?~ The refugees were not welcomed in many places, but there were some places in the world that said, “Come. Find refuge”. It was during the¬†pre-war¬†persecution that many Jewish people found a place of refuge, a home in Ecuador. They could not get in to the United

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Julie’s Jar, “Resilience”

~Resilience~ How does a person build resilience after a trauma? Mike and I went to a conference to find out on Nov. 4. It was sponsored by the Interfaith Collaborative on Mental Health in Pomona Valley among others. Everyone has the power to build resilience after trauma. Trauma includes experiences

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Julie’s Jar, “Moral Authority”

~Moral Authority~ Pope Francis is considered the moral authority for over 2 billion people worldwide. Structurally it is because of his position as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Relationally it is because of the way he lives out what he talks about, or in churchy nomenclature, he practices what

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