Entries for January 2009
In Romans, chapter 16, the apostle Paul is inspired by the Holy Spirit to publicly thank individuals who have been used by God to minister to others and to himself. We would like to follow that scriptural example by expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Elaine Williams, who has been the assistant ed...
By: Jerry Thacker
What will the new year bring? Only God knows for certain, but there are several things we can count on for which we must.
There will be hurting people who need help. Just because the economy does a downturn doesn't mean that people won't make less-than-wise decisions. Pregnancy Resource Centers n...
By: Dinah Monahan
Twelve years ago I started a tiny little center that was a half a room in a building shared with another ministry. I was the receptionist, client advocate, and director—and the cleaning lady also. Never, in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what God was going to do with our ministry. Nev...
By: Thomas Glessner
There is no way to ignore the clear results of the election of 2008. The pro-life movement was taken to the cleaners as increased numbers of pro-abortion politicians on both the state and federal levels were elected. In addition, several states voted against the protection of life in ballot initiati...
By: Ron Haas
What guerilla forces lack in resources, they make up for in tactics. The same concept can be applied to your fund-raising efforts. Your local secular university is probably a fund-raising juggernaut led by a vice president for advancement and a full team of professionals, including an annual fund di...
By: Mark Hiehle
It seems impossible... how can it be done? A small voice even tries to suggest that what is asked is more than unfair to even expect. Yet, the challenge is unavoidable and the assignment is center stage. "Oh Lord, what do we do now?"
Have you ever contemplated those thoughts as you face a chall...
By: Shauna Amick
Pressure involves being backed into somebody else's corner. Some of those tight spots feel worse than others, yet they all have a few things in common. They're uncomfortable. We might reluctantly give in, or we may be forced to temporarily give up. Either way, pressure can be overpowering.
By: Carol Van Atta
Remember as a young teenager that feeling of despair when your first boyfriend 'pulled the plug' on your infatuation? Those daily phone calls, love-notes, and stolen glances behind your teacher's back screeched to a sudden halt, leaving your heart wounded and seemingly beyond repair. The agony, the ...