A Heart of Thanks

A reposted article
By Chassidy Carroll

20131127_01aWhile the wind howls in my window tonight, I’m thinking about a sweet old man who eats at the Salvation Army.

His normal toothless smile faded earlier today when someone mentioned the weather. “I’m not looking forward to the cold.” His quiet words reflected on many of the dear faces in line and my heart sank as I spooned some extra rice onto his plate.

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For the Hard Days

Message from Chassidy (founder and director of Hope Home Ministry)

Hope Home Ministry is a faith-based transitional home for teenage girls who have been incarcerated or who are struggling due to difficult circumstances in their family. Our heart is to show our girls the love of Christ and to teach them that through a relationship with Him they can break free of everything that holds them in bondage.

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Just Like Her

by Chassidy Carroll

02252013_01“Do you know that I’ve been in prison?”

Her eyes flicker downward with the question, just for a second.  Baring your heart before a stranger is never easy. But here she sits, at my kitchen table where I meet with all prospective new volunteers. Courageously bringing her past into the present, she knows that her honesty may be rewarded with rejection.

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Broken Chains

by Chassidy Carroll

20140410_01I wish I could say I never stopped believing that my friend would come back to Jesus. That he’d stop living in destruction. That he’d have the courage to change. But I can’t.

Years had passed. He was in and out of jail. He went to prison and back, and back to the same old things. Drinking and using meth.

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A Heart of Thanks

By Chassidy Carroll

20131127_01aWhile the wind howls in my window tonight, I’m thinking about a sweet old man who eats at the Salvation Army.

His normal toothless smile faded earlier today when someone mentioned the weather. “I’m not looking forward to the cold.” His quiet words reflected on many of the dear faces in line and my heart sank as I spooned some extra rice onto his plate.

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Communion

Today’s post is from Chassidy Carroll, one of our guest writers and founder of Hope Home Ministry in Brownwood,Texas. God is working in a mighty way in the hearts of young women at Hope Home. Thank you Chassidy for your selfless work of heart. You are making a difference.

Message from Chassidy:

Hope Home Ministry is a faith-based transitional home for teenage girls who have been incarcerated or who are struggling due to difficult circumstances in their family.

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Hope Home Ministry

by Chassidy Carroll

Compassion, heart, and character would be a few words I would use to describe Miss Chassidy Carroll.  It is amazing to see what can be done when one person steps out with courage and says YES! to God. Chassidy’s love and obedience to a calling has been life-changing for several women who only knew hopelessness. We want to thank you for your  willingness to share your insight and heart with the Breath of Life Women’s Ministries readers.

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