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CSO’s Beyond the Score® is Peter and the Wolf for grown-ups

January 28, 2011


How many of you remember this from your childhood? If you’ve never seen this before, I suggest you give it a watch/listen: (Clink this link to watch the second part if you’re still feeling curious or nostalgic) Last Friday, only a few minutes into my first Beyond the Score® concert, I quickly began to see […]

Casa Trip Epilogue: despicable me

January 21, 2011


Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. -James 1:27 I have so much that I want to say (as usual). But for once, I think I’ll be brief. If you haven’t […]

Casa Trip Day 5: A dream is a wish your heart makes

January 20, 2011


After getting to work a little earlier than usual today, I finished organizing my portion of the storage area pretty early (around 10:00am) and proceeded to help others with a few odds and ends to fill out the morning. The storage area was lookin’ pretty dang good if I do say so myself. Like I […]

Casa Trip Day 4: Oh thank heaven for little girls

January 19, 2011


Today I almost finished my work on the storage shed from an episode of Hoarders, but in 20 years, that’s not what I’ll remember about today. What I will remember is how the girls at Casa started to warm up to me, and the countless hugs I received from possibly the cutest little girl that […]

Casa Trip Day 3: They are weak but He is strong

January 18, 2011


Imagine being a young child in 1st or 2nd grade again. Now imagine driving to the doctor with your parents. When you get to the doctor’s office, imagine that your parents send you out of the car and into the doctor’s office and tell you that they’ll be coming right behind you in a few […]

Casa Trip Day 2: The Legend of Juan Peeblee

January 17, 2011


Upon re-reading that last reflection, I want to make it clear to you that every American volunteer and every staff member at Casa  truly loves each of these kids. I’m nervous that my last couple of paragraphs may have sounded like no one else cared about the older boys, but that simply isn’t true. And […]

Casa Trip Day 1: The Opening Act

January 16, 2011


  Each of the next six days, I hope you’ll choose to share five to ten minutes of your time with me because I want to tell you a story. I don’t want your time and attention because I think I’m special or because I think I’m a good storyteller or because I think my […]