Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrating a Decade

CSM Denver City Director, Keysha Boggess, celebrated a decade with CSM this past fall. What an honor it has been to have her on staff with us - all the way from trip participant to founding City Director of CSM's Denver site. Congratulations, Keysha! Thank you for your hard work, perseverance, and love that you've poured into each city you've served.


It is incredible to think that I have been working with CSM for a combined 10 years! I don’t feel like it is possible. I’ll never forget showing up in Chicago for my summer internship feeling nervous and excited. I was ready for a fun summer before graduation and then finding a “real” job. What I could never guess was that fun summer was really going to be a life changing experience. CSM has given me the freedom to grow into a leader and a mentor.  I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some incredible and inspiring people. I am who I am today because of their wisdom, patience and willingness to challenge me.

       
From the archive! Summer I Hosted in Chicago 2001


This past October I was able to take a month long sabbatical which was such a gift. I was able to pull away from work and spend some time in personal development. My goal was to come back refreshed and renewed. I was able to get into some creative spaces and tackled several fun house projects as well as take a photography class. It really showed me that I need to create more margin in my life and make space for more creative time. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to do this and the freedom it gave me to step away for a time to reflect and refocus.  I am so grateful the Lord has allowed me the opportunity to work for CSM...for 10 years!

         
         

Above are a few projects I finished during my sabbatical, and a picture of a place where I found great times of solitude. 


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

SAME Cafe keeps serving up the good stuff!

Congratulations to SAME Cafe for winning the Naked Juice Video award! Check out their amazing video...and see if you can spot our awesome apprentice, Amanda!





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