April 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Inspiring Women: Helene

This is the first story in my "Inspiring Women" Series.

What does a woman do when her whole life falls apart after she discovers her spouse of almost 35 years has been unfaithful and is an alleged thief? To whom does she turn when she realizes that the man she thought she married never existed and is someone totally different than who he portrayed himself to be? Where does she go when he begins to act violent towards her?

Those are the questions that Helene C. faced… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on April 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Women of Courage: A Typical Meeting

You may have read several success stories about Kelley, Melanie, Santina and Debra from Women of Courage, Inc. (WOC), a ministry for single moms founded in 1993. WOC was formerly housed at Radiant Church and held their monthly meetings in the Fellowship Center, but major renovations at the church prompted WOC to take a leap of faith to move to a new location at 5585 Erindale Drive. The monthly meetings are currently held at Vista Grande Baptist Church, but they're hoping to move into an even… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on April 25, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Women of Courage: New Location, New Blessings

When single mom ministry Women of Courage, Inc. (WOC) was founded in 1993, they were housed at Radiant Church at 4020 Maizeland Road, east of Academy Blvd. Radiant began major renovations in January 2008, prompting WOC to find new office space. They are now located at 5585 Erindale Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, off North Academy Blvd. and Vickers.

Recognizing the Need

Hunter attended Radiant Church and was a member of the choir in the early '90s when her husband left… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on April 25, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Women of Courage Success Story: Kelley

Kelley C. was devastated when her mother abandoned her, her older brother, younger sister, and dad when she was only 5 years old. She lived with her father and step-mother after her parents divorced, and when her mother came back into their lives, she visited her every other weekend.

Kelley's two older step brothers teased her constantly for being overweight as a child, and they were also physically and emotionally abusive toward her, prompting her to live with her mother when she… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on April 24, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

NO MORE DRUGS! What kids with ADHD really need.

I still remember hearing the echoing, crackling voice of my middle school's lunchroom PA system. "Will John Simms, Ben Sabo and Kevin Dunn please report to the nurse's office?" Every 6th-8th grader knew what this was all about. This was the daily role call of the "delinquents," the "misfits," the "ADHD'ers." I was the one in the middle, the one in the middle of the list of ADHD'ers called off everyday during my lunch period. This announcement told us it was time to take the walk of shame from… Continue

Added by Dr. Ben Sabo on April 14, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Charter Academy Team in National Competition

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Countless hours spent designing, hand-building and testing rockets has paid off for 100 teams vying for the sixth annual Team American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national title next month. Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy SG-1 is the only team to qualify for finals from the entire region encompassing Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, Utah and… Continue

Added by Jeff Lane on April 13, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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