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Handling Expectations

Written by: Maddeline Thomas Zip-lining in Baguio, Philippines. Have to wear extra protection and bravery to get through expectations.  My family is interracial; I am Filipino, Swiss, and Japanese. My dad is Swiss and Japanese. He had a simple upbringing and was not close to his family. My mom grew up in the Philippines, and…

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Town Hall | August 20th

This was a live Town Hall event record on August 20th. At the very end, the meeting was cut short and ended abruptly due to technical difficulties.

Town Hall | July 30th

Watch our virtual live Town Hall event recorded on July 30th, 2020.  Eric and Sadie share the good news, some updates and of course answer your questions.

2020 Vision

By Sadie Hess We will tell our grandchildren about 2020. This has been a decade of events in a year. We have experienced a pandemic, financial upheaval, civil unrest….and it is only June! So many difficulties and trials and feelings. When we chose our theme for the year, 2020 Vision, we had no idea what…

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Building Strong Relationships

Written by MADDELINE THOMAS Why is it hard to form relationships? People with disabilities experience social barriers because people without disabilities are scared to communicate with them. It starts when children with disabilities get pulled away from their peers. Children with and without disabilities do not know how to connect. The barrier continues when they…

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Standing Together

Dear Compass Family, I am writing you to share my thoughts about the state of affairs in our world and our small corner of it at Compass.  These are scary and troubling times. For the past three months we’ve battled the fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness as we shelter-in-place, the sudden economic downturn, and an…

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Courage over Corona

Courage Over Corona

Written by Cassandra Sales “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller The Light Shines the Brightest Courage is strength in the face of adversity. It is the ability to see everything going on in the world right now and not allowing it to affect your joy….

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Finding the hidden treasures

Finding The Hidden Treasures

By Cassandra Sales  Hallmark Movies Christmas season has passed and if you are anything like me, you binge watched just about every Hallmark Christmas movie ever made.  They all have the same plot.  Fancy city girl goes back to her small home town and ends up falling in love with the boy next door.  Those…

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2020 Vision | Seeing Each Other As Never Before

By Sadie Hess Changing Seasons I love changing seasons.  I love soup in the winter and salad in the summer.  I love tidying in spring and organizing in fall.  Such a lovely rhythm to it all.  But if you know me, you must know that my favorite season is the beginning of the year!  Oh,…

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