Author: Patrice Williams

Important! House Bill 580 / Senate Bill 636
We need your help to secure funding in the Senate budget for House Bill 580/Senate Bill 636 to increase the reimbursement rate of foster families! This bill also includes an administrative increase for [...]
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Seeds Planted in Love
Part of Cottage Parent training at Crossnore is learning about our Spiritual Life programing. Every Monday morning at 9am new cottage parents (CPs) show up at my office door, papers in hand, ready to [...]
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Volunteer Spotlight – Judy White
Judy White exudes a deep humility and a tender sweetness when you meet her. She has a lot to say about her time spent volunteering but doesn’t much like the [...]
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Investing Your Heart
When grown kids fly the nest, many people start making big plans - plans to remodel the house, take that vacation, buy that new car, or relocate to somewhere sunny [...]
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Hope Springs Up
There's something about spring that makes me begin to reflect. After the cold, dark, rainy winter, it's beyond refreshing to see flowers and trees start to bloom. (And after a [...]
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Hope from a Garbage Bag Suitcase
Shenandoah Chefalo was 13 when she first went into foster care. Prior to that her life had been filled with neglect, abuse, and isolation. At times, her stuffed animals were [...]
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The Mission of Agape Love
First Corinthians 13 is a scripture that most of us know well. It is read at most weddings, and although it is fitting for marriage, Paul wasn't writing to a [...]
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My Journey to Living Lean
My entire life, I had always been what I considered “medium sized,” and had accepted that as the way I was built. I have never really been overweight or what [...]
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A Healing Moment – Suicide Awareness and Prevention
What do you do when your child looks at you and wishes to be dead or no longer on this earth? What do you do when your child seems so [...]
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Chefalos for Crossnore Update!
Last July, we posted a blog about the Chefalo family (read the post HERE) who were planning their holiday trip to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. Using this opportunity to raise awareness for [...]
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