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As Palmer Home’s resident social media guru, I spend a lot of my time interacting with our network of supporters through platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even this blog. It’s my dream job in a lot of ways, because I constantly get to share with you the beautiful things that happen at Palmer Home […]

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Whole Child Conference: Is It For You?

“I don’t think Whole Child Conference is just for people who are in foster care, but it’s for everybody. It gives someone a benchmark for what to expect. For those in foster care, it lets you know you aren’t crazy,” said Parker Manuel, a Jonah’s Journey caregiver. “If God has ever put it on your […]

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BankPlus Pioneers Charitable Giving Campaign

If you’ve walked through a BankPlus location in DeSoto County, you’ve likely seen the little green houses with the Palmer Home for Children logo pinned up throughout the bank. These houses and the donations they represent were part of a test program for Palmer Home. “We are so thankful to BankPlus for being our pilot […]

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Grandparents: Tips for Tackling Technology

Each day, grandparents of all ages and from all ethnic and socio-economic groups become the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. The reasons for this change in caregiver status vary from family to family, but all grandparent caregivers have one thing in common–they want to provide a stable, loving home for their grandchildren. Most already know […]

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Palmer Thrift Store Debuts New Donation Center

Donating your gently used items to Palmer Thrift Stores just got easier. When the Palmer Thrift Store Donation Center on Highway 45 opens in early December, residents and employees located in North Columbus will be able to drop off their donations without making the trip across town. Thrift Store staff will be available at the […]

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And the Winner Is…

The Egg Bowl has come and gone again, with the famed “Golden Egg” returning to Starkville with the Mississippi State Bulldogs.  Whether this brought great excitement or a bit of disappointment to your house, we have some wonderful news that EVERYONE can celebrate! In the #PalmerBowl, the children of Palmer Home came away with a […]

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The Cushmans: Family as a Mission

Missions has been a part of Rob and Alena Cushman’s lives for well over a decade. They’ve each taken short-term international mission trips, assisted with local missions programs in their church, hosted exchange students and sponsored a child through Compassion International. Still, as they prayed, the peace of knowing they were doing enough eluded them. […]

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Palmer Home Welcomes Community

Garland, trees and ribbon make an early appearance at Palmer Home each year. While other homeowners debate whether to decorate before Thanksgiving or after, in order for our facilities to be ready for our December 4th Open House, our volunteers have to start the decorating early in the season! Palmer Home has invited donors and […]

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Palmer Home for the Holidays

Every family has its traditions, especially when it comes to the holidays. Some you prepare for weeks in advance, others have happened spontaneously for years. Like other families, Palmer Home staff and children have their holiday traditions as well. The season starts early with decorating the Lindamood building and cottages for the Christmas Open House […]

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Mississippi’s Other Favorite Bowl Game

There are few traditions in the state of Mississippi as cherished as the yearly battle on the football field between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University in what is commonly known as the Egg Bowl.  It’s a rivalry that has been around for decades.  Families across the state will gather together for the […]

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When Jesus Went to the Women’s Prison

What happens when two ministries who are relentlessly dedicated to bettering the lives of children across the country – and across the world – partner together?God shows up in miraculous ways. Palmer Home for Children partnered with Nashville-based children’s ministry Jonah’s Journey in 2014. We’ve been moving full steam ahead ever since and haven’t looked […]

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There’s A Need

Some people listen to Matthew and Melinda Hanley recount their story with Brayden and Bella, the two children in their care through Jonah’s Journey, and just shake their heads. “I could never do it,” they say. “Are you kidding me?” “Will you get to adopt them?” “They just don’t get it,” says Matthew. “But it […]

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The Herren Family Story

Lisa Herren is mother to three, including her youngest, Maddie Grace, who joined the family through the ministry that has long since captured Lisa’s heart. Lisa recognizes that she grew up in what she calls “a Jonah’s Journey family” even though she didn’t realize it at the time. She was an only child for 10 years. […]

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Pressing Into The Unknown

It’s a Monday morning. Your mug of coffee has long since gone cold but remains cradled in the palms of your hands. For a year, you’ve been asking God: “Am I really hearing this from you?” Your eyes are fixed upon the open Bible propped up against your knees. You seem to have tunnel vision. All […]

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The Herren Family | A Jonah’s Journey Feature

In her former life, she was a neonatal nurse. Today, Lisa Herren is mother to three and program director for Jonah’s Journey. Her youngest, Maddie Grace, joined the family through the ministry that has long since captured Lisa’s heart. Lisa recognizes that she grew up in what she calls “a Jonah’s Journey family” even though she […]

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Pressing Into The Unknown | A Jonah’s Journey Feature

It’s a Monday morning. Your mug of coffee has long since gone cold but remains cradled in the palms of your hands anyway. For a year, you’ve been asking God: “Am I really hearing this from you?” Your eyes are fixed upon the open Bible propped up against your knees. You seem to have tunnel vision. […]

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