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“So, what’s your story?”

“So, what’s your story?”

Stories of faith are sacred stories. How we speak to God, how we hear God, and where we see God’s face are all part of our own individual sacred relationships. The relationship changes over time; it ebbs and flows, thins out or grows up, twists and turns. All parts of...

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Introducing Lisa Sharon Harper

Introducing Lisa Sharon Harper

We are gearing up to welcome a slate of special guests and storytellers at the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Company of Grace on March 9, 2023. We're particularly excited to announce that speaker, writer and activist Lisa Sharon Harper will be in conversation...

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Remembering Amanda

Remembering Amanda

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our dear friend Amanda Longe Asque: alumna extraordinaire, Company of Grace awardee, former Board member, and one of ISP’s greatest ambassadors.  Amanda received a double lung transplant in 2020 after a difficult...

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A Hopefulness Has Bloomed (Reflection #4 in our Advent Series)

A Hopefulness Has Bloomed (Reflection #4 in our Advent Series)

by Jack Gonsalves, ISP Orange County Coordinator I became a volunteer with ISP about seven years ago. I was a little intimidated by the whole idea, but inside the Lord had been inviting me for years to get to know those who are or have been homeless. Many years ago, I...

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The Gift of Sacred Stories: Dorothy’s Reflection

The Gift of Sacred Stories: Dorothy’s Reflection

Finding Hope: My First ISP Retreat by Dorothy Celestin In 2018, I was coming out of the hardship of drug addiction. I had nowhere to turn, I didn’t know which way to go, and I didn’t have much to live for. I was staying in a halfway house full of chaos--until I was...

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The Gift of Sacred Stories: An Advent Journey with ISP

The Gift of Sacred Stories: An Advent Journey with ISP

ISP invites you to reflect and pray with our reflection series for this Advent, this time of waiting in the darkness. Maybe you can recall a time in your own life when you felt a sense of being stuck in the dark, afraid, not knowing what was next. And then, in the...

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We’re grateful to be back!

We’re grateful to be back!

Thanksgiving's just around the corner, and in that spirit of gratitude... we sure are grateful to have programs back in full swing! Our ISP teams have been working hard to rebuild retreat and reflection programs following the pandemic, and the energy around our...

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Recovery is for everyone

Recovery is for everyone

“Recovery means being able to be the authentic self that God created me to be.” -Dawn  “What does recovery mean to me?  Abundant life!” -Dorothy It’s National Recovery Month, which is close to our hearts here at ISP.  We believe recovery is for everyone: “every...

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