Yearly Archives: 2019

Fill My Bucket

August is here, and we’re taking full advantage of the joys of summer! Soaking up the summer sun and warmth, I ventured to the splash pad with my 2 year old. Blissfully running through the fountains, he grabbed his bucket

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Interning at Beacon of Hope

A question I get asked a lot is, “Why did you pick Beacon of Hope for your internship?” I have a couple answers to that question. When I first started interviewing with Beacon, I was blown away with the people

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Identity in Christ

One thing that I’ve come to love throughout my time at Beacon of Hope is helping my clients revive their identity in Christ. To do this, I start with the topic of names. Throughout life we are given names. For

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Similar Details, Even Better Results

I was asked to write a blog post after our 2018 golf event. I just went back and reviewed it; this year’s event is almost a carbon copy. It was tempting to just change some dates and stats, copy, paste,

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Internship of Encouragement

My name is Steven Sipes, and I’m a graduate student completing my M.A in Counseling at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. I have been lucky to have the experience to complete my internship at Beacon of Hope. Now, I get the

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Second Annual Staff Retreat

Our staff had the wonderful opportunity to gather for our second annual staff retreat a couple weekends ago. Twenty staff, interns and volunteers from all five of our sites set apart time to be refreshed by God, to be better

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Fully present

As we begin 2019, I’ve been thinking a lot about how quickly time goes by. Even today I wonder, “What did I even do yesterday? I can barely even remember.” I venture to guess that many relate to this and

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What’s New?

“So what’s new?” I can’t accurately count how many times this question has been directed at me since Thanksgiving. Granted, at the typing of this article, we are smack in the midst of the busiest season of the year. Thus,

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