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The Joyful Journey

July 18, 2017

This blog was written by Michaela Patterson, a Show Hope trip participant.  In the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to go on a student trip to Maria’s Big House of Hope. At the time, I was an undergraduate student with the goal of becoming a physical therapist. Now, four years later, I have […]

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That Big, Blue Building—An Excerpt

July 12, 2017

The following is an excerpt from Steven Curtis Chapman’s new book, “Between Heaven & the Real World.” This personal memoir presents a backstage look at our co-founder’s life and career that will touch the readers’ lives and fill their hearts with hope. You can order the book here. At the time of Maria’s accident, Show Hope […]

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Care Center Spotlight: McCaleb

June 28, 2017

We’d like you to meet McCaleb. He captures our hearts with his sparkling eyes and sweet disposition. McCaleb is 4 years old and was born with a nervous system condition, as well as cleft lip and palate—but that doesn’t define him. He enjoys bright balloons and going on walks in his stroller. We love this […]

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Meet Lilyana

May 23, 2017

Lilyana is a beautiful 4-year-old girl. She has a wonderful laugh and a tender heart. With just a tickle, her whole face brightens. She loves to be cuddled, held, and sung to by her nannies. Lilyana was born with cerebral palsy, and we’re proud of her resilience. Through her we are constantly reminded of the […]

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A Whimsical God

March 24, 2017

Have you ever pictured God as whimsical? I hadn’t until about eight years ago. I’ve often pictured God as loving, gentle, strong, and jealous—you know, the characteristics many of us grew up reading about. Those characteristics would allow my imagination to conjure up a picture of God in my mind. Whether that was an image […]

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March Prayer Focus: Ekon

March 2, 2017

Ekon quickly wins your affection when you meet him, and we really love him. It’s an honor to be able to introduce you to him! Ekon came into our care at Maria’s Big House of Hope when he was 7 months old, and we just celebrated his first birthday this January. Though he loves to play […]

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Thanksgiving at Maria’s Big House of Hope

November 25, 2016

The preschoolers at Maria’s Big House of Hope learned about Thanksgiving this past week. During craft time, which is always a class favorite, the children made their own turkeys (and acted like turkeys themselves!). For lessons, they learned that Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. They had such sweet […]

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Ryker’s Day

October 25, 2016

We met Ryker when he was 4 years old. It was April 2013 when he came into our care at Maria’s Big House of Hope, and it has been an honor and privilege to play our part in his life. His big smile brings joy to Maria’s every day. Mornings are a special time for […]