Author Archive for Warren Pfohl

God Loves You

I love the Christmas season because it is filled with traditions we have been forming for the past twenty seven years.  Whether it’s the stringing of popcorn and cranberries, putting the little candle lights in all the front windows, filling the advent calendar with candy, or reading the Christmas story from the Bible as a … Continued

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We made the local Newspaper

Just a quick post to let you know about the article in the Syracuse Post Standard.  Please let those you know who could use some respite about the article! http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/couple_opening_manlius_bed-and.html Have a great day!

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What You Do Matters

One of the challenges we are facing at David’s Refuge is getting people to actually sign up and make a reservation to stay at the Refuge.  When we explain to parents or guardians of special needs children who we are and how we will care for them I almost always see this longing in their … Continued

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You Are Not Alone

Often people will ask us, “What do you hope the couples who stay at David’s Refuge will walk away with.”  Our response is always the same, “We want them to leave David’s Refuge knowing they are not alone, that what they do really matters, and that they are loved by God.”  Let me share a … Continued

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What a Wonderful World

In an hour we are driving to pick up our son, Daniel at SUNY New Paltz for Thanksgiving.  Chris and Brit will arrive late tomorrow night.  I can’t wait to have my family home.  We have been so busy the last few weeks I haven’t had time to really sit down to pause and think … Continued

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CNY Horn of Africa

If you and your family are looking for a practical way to give thanks this year during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season I would love to encourage you to give to CNY Horn of Africa, a network of Central New York organizations, churches, and people united together to bring awareness and relief to the famine … Continued

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Helping to Better our Community

Last week I received a letter from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation letting us know David’s Refuge had been awarded an $8,000 grant to help pay or offset the cost of childcare while parents get a much needed break at the Refuge.  At the top of the letter is the foundation’s tag line, “Helping … Continued

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Open House

November 2nd would have been David’s 23rd birthday.  To celebrate his life and to remind ourselves that we are not alone we had an Open House for David’s Refuge.  We invited supporters, board members, local businesses, and community organizations to see where our guests will be staying and to introduce them to our mission.  Over … Continued

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Ripples

Welcome to You’re Not Alone!  My hope is that you will come here often, and as you pause to read and reflect that you will discover community, friendships, and hope in the journey of caring for your children with special needs or those who have a potentially life threatening disease.  It goes without saying that … Continued

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