Entries for October 2006
By: Jackie Zurinaga
"My hero hasn't traveled the world, doesn't star on her own TV show, and can't sing very well. My hero didn't plan on being pregnant, but she put her career on hold and chose to have and love ME! My hero? My Mom!"These are the words of pretty six-year-old Monroe as she playfully dresses up in costum...
By: Laura Baker
It was at the first night of Prasso, a 12-week discipleship class, that I noticed her. She had chosen a seat near the door. Judging from the distant, cautious look in her eyes, her choice of seating was no accident. Escape for her would be easy if she felt uncomfortable. As I taught the class, I won...
By: Robin Eldenburg
I remember the generic brick building. It stood there wedged between stores and office buildings. There were no lines of people waving signs in my face or protesting, something I had envisioned the night before as I lay in bed. I simply got out of the car and numbly walked to the front door.As I ner...
By: Paula Smith
As executive director of a pregnancy care center that provides free layettes and infant clothing, I was delighted when I was asked if our center would like to receive gifts of handmade crocheted and knitted baby clothing for our clients' babies. I was surprised to find, however, that this offer of c...
By: Tom Lothamer
Not long ago I was invited to conduct pregnancy center board-training seminars in Peru and Ecuador. I did not know what they understood about running board meetings, yet I did know how vital this is for a ministry.
I wanted to be culturally sensitive and not impose North American ideas of order&m...
By: Jerry Thacker
More than just a lyric from a 1960s pop song, it pretty well sums up what it takes to get involved and stay involved with CPC/PCC ministry. A love for an unborn baby is what usually tugs at our heartstrings and motivates us to action. But beyond that, as Christ works a work of grace in our hearts, c...