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The Evolution of Living Simply

The idea of what "simple living" is has been completely shifting and changing to mean different things throughout my time with MVC. When I started my first year with MVC, I thought I knew everything I could about living simply.…

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Love, Kinship, & Desire For Change

John Duns Scotus, a medieval philosopher and theologian, coined the term haecceity. Pronounced hah-chay-ah-tee, it is a term that represents or symbolizes the ‘thisness’ of something, the uniqueness of each thing that exists. Each aspect of God’s creation is unique…

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A Calling to be Present

Dear Future Volunteers,  I hope you find meaning in these words and they are able to speak to your heart, as this experience has spoken to mine. When I was discerning what to do after I graduated college, there was…

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Serving in the Spirit of Mutuality

Breathe in, pause,  breathe out, and focus on the present. Remember why you’re here.  These are the things that pass through my mind dozens of times daily as a volunteer. Each day begins with oatmeal, quiet music, and opening up…

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