Category Archives: Since that Summer

Connecting Parachute by Amy Austin, 2012 Intern

  This past summer as an intern I carried with me, all across the country, a white parachute that quickly became filled with messages of peace, love and solidarity to be given to children living under occupation in the West Bank. I used the parachute as an opportunity to discuss with my campers the power […]

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The Journey Begins (May 31-June 5)

God is GOOD!!! I am so excited for my journey as a peace intern this summer. It is such a blessing to be apart of the Disciples ministry and I cannot think of a better time to be apart of the church I am leaving this summer for Nebraska, Colorado, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Nova […]

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Rewards from Putting in the Work

Rewards from Putting in the Work Introvert doesn’t quite seem strong enough a term to describe my temperament. Around my house anyway, we describe introverts as getting their energy from withen themselves. Extroverts, then, are those individuals who get their energy from groups of people—to the Kuss family, anyway. The connotation of “introvert” is in […]

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That Summer

This is a submission by Ben Hudson Saunders, a 2011 DPF Intern: That summer will always be that summer. That summer was a chapter in and of itself, but was also the birth of a new self. This, quite possibly, sounds cheesy and unrealistically cinematic – unless you have also lived the DPF intern experience […]

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Sacred Serendipity

As much as I struggle and strive to construct clarity in my life, my plans seem to be continually changing. It’s actually a quirk many of my friends have picked up on and enjoy giving me a hard time about. It seemed that nearly every week last year I would announce with conviction a new […]

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Blogs for the 2011 Interns!

The 2011 group of determined DPF interns are avid bloggers, who invite you to follow them on their personal blogs as they teach, learn and make a difference in our denomination. Here are the links to their blogs: Ben Hudson Saunders Chrissy Stonebraker Erin Taylor In the above photo, the interns are, left to right, […]

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The Journey Begins (May 31-June 5)

God is GOOD!!! I am so excited for my journey as a peace intern this summer. It is such a blessing to be apart of the Disciples ministry and I cannot think of a better time to be apart of the church I am leaving this summer for Nebraska, Colorado, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, […]

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