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Live Loved: Addressing Emotional Self Esteem

Live Loved: Don’t Beg for Scraps As a writer I find much of my inspiration from the words of others.  This summer I’ve been reading ‘Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely’ by Lysa TerKeurst.  These words from her book pierced me as I read them: ‘Live from the abundant place that you are loved, and you won’t find… Read More

Self Education: How to Continue to Grow Over the Summer

Summer should be a time of rest and relaxation.  With the break from school for our kids and a season of vacations for many of our staff and volunteers with their own families, we wanted the blog to follow suit.  So for the month of July, let’s take some time to revisit our three main areas of focus: emotional self esteem, emotional social self,… Read More

10th Annual Making Miracles Event

Last Friday we gathered to celebrate an incredible ten years. Ten years in which we have provided mentors to orphans and foster kids.  Ten years of sharing Christ, seeing lives changed, and giving out bibles.  Ten years made possible by the generosity of sponsors and the gift of volunteers time.  This event was a night to celebrate and a challenge as we prepare to… Read More

Time Management: Increasing Efficiency

Ever wish you had more time?  We each have the same amount of hours (168, to be exact) in our weeks but not all hours are spent equally.  Most, while wishing we spent more time working out, with our families, on friendships, or preparing for our volunteer roles would confess the occasional hour wasted on TV or social media.  Time management is a term… Read More

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Volunteer Burnout: 5 Ways to Avoid this Common Pitfall

It takes a servant’s heart to be a volunteer and we love that about those who commit to I Matter Too as mentors, team leaders, fundraisers, recruiters, and on our events teams.  We also know that balancing life and your commitment serving can be tiring if boundaries aren’t in place to protect you from volunteer burnout. Here are 5 tips for avoiding volunteer burnout… Read More