Category: Family Living

Not So Different

Recently I stood at my kitchen counter, breaking a store bought chicken down into pieces, cleaning what would become that night’s BBQ dinner. I gave as much attention to the details of my task while also trying to appease the hunger requests being made by my two toddlers playing in the adjacent room. As I stood there working, I began to remember being a ten-year-old girl, standing at my mother’s kitchen counter doing the same.

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Momma, I See You

Hey momma, I see you. You are sitting quietly in the corner hoping and wishing not to be seen today. You have purposely set a smile on your face in hopes that the other women won’t notice the tremble that’s caught in your throat. You are sitting in your pew today, watching the other mom’s receive recognition for their achievements of “oldest mother” or “newest mother.”

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Building Families with Dads

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day will soon be here. At Refuge, we want to honor both. Every year we have our baby bottle campaign, and it begins on Mother’s Day and ends on Father’s Day. This fundraiser is the one that keeps our doors open so that we can continue to minister to our community. We desire to share the love of Christ to every man, woman, and child who enters our doors.

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Fun with Fresh Food

Are you trying to raise your children or grandchildren to be good eaters? Is every meal a struggle to get the kids to eat enough fruits and veggies? Are you looking for some free entertainment over the summer? Well, you are in luck! UGA Extension has a solution to all these issues in the form of the Fun with Fresh Food program.

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Restoration Storehouse Rolls Out in Rockdale

Restoration Storehouse’s Community meeting on March 19 was a huge success. Ron Fairley, the executive director, presented how this collective will serve as a “one-stop-shop” for our community. Among the crowd of over 60, were several Rockdale County elected officials: Commissioner Doreen Williams, Commissioner Sherri Washington, City Council Member Jacob Bailey, and Board of Education Member Heather Duncan.

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Mom’s Corner

What is it like having two toddlers, 15 months apart? I will tell you… Every day is a new food adventure. At any given point, one or both of my kids will boycott dinner. Sometimes for weeks.

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Teens Bring Awareness to the Importance of Marriage & Health Relationships

Nineteen teens are setting out to challenge the way youth and adults view relationships, marriage and family.  These teens, known as PEERsuaders, will host an original drama entitled “Healthy Relationships Matter” on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at The Father’s House, 1203 Royal Drive SW, Conyers GA 30094.

The public is invited. Please come and experience this creative production that explores the value of marriage, fatherhood and family. The performance culminates with a mock wedding followed by a wedding cake and punch reception.  The event is FREE and registration or RSVP is not required.

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Family Promise Returns with Prayer by Pastor David Armstrong-Reiner

Nineteen area pastors from Rockdale and Newton Counties have signed a pastoral letter seeking unity in prayer for the homeless and the Family Promise ministry of NewRock. On Saturday, March 3rd, people of all faith backgrounds are invited to attend a special prayer service from 7-9 at the Rockdale County Auditorium, 903 Main Street, Conyers. The purpose is both to remember the needs of homeless families in our area and also to pray about the future direction of Family Promise.

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CASA Fights with YOUR Help

Mother Teresa once said, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” Poverty starts in the homes when basic psychological human needs are not being met. When a child does not feel loved, they cannot thrive in their early development. A child must feel that they can trust their caregivers. A child must have their basic needs, such as water, shelter, food, sleep, air, and clothing.

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