Entries for January 2012
By: Jerry Thacker
While here in the United States the number of computers still outstrips the number of cell phones, in the rest of the world it is not that way. Of the 7 billion people in the world, a whopping 4.1 billion are now wirelessly connected. In many foreign countries, this means that the only Internet conn...
By: Ron Haas
Rube Goldberg was a genius who devised incredibly complex solutions for simple tasks. His inventions were a series of chain reactions usually built with everyday parts like pulleys, ropes, gears, boots, bouncing balls, bows and arrows, springs, oscillating fans, and live animals. These contraptions ...
By: Mark Hiehle
We have all done it — we come to a genealogy list in the Bible and skip right over that section. We think to ourselves, Just get to the good stuff — the story. Why did God have the writer put a list of "who was the father of whom" in the Scripture anyway? Because there is an important me...
By: Thomas Glessner
The state of the economy continues to be the issue that political commentators and the media proclaim as the number one concern facing Americans in the upcoming election of 2012. Indeed, all of the current Republican candidates for president are emphasizing economic issues as they challenge Presiden...
By: Sherry Camelleri
As we serve in the pregnancy center ministry, we find that individuals, both female and male, come to us as a direct result of seeking love. Yes, looking for love in all the wrong places and ways, their desire to be accepted and fulfilled as a person prompts unhealthy decisions. More times than we r...
By: Dianne Pomon
No matter how successful our PCC ministries appear on the surface, it is wise as directors to reflect back on ministry activities and examine our actions as leaders as well as that of our board of directors. Do we reflect a biblical standard of ethics as we oversee our centers? Do we exhibit strong ...
By: Susan Graves
This fictional vignette describes some of the thoughts and emotions a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy may experience.
The course of my life would be changed forever. It wasn't as if a smile spread across my boyfriend's face when I gave him the news. Rather, his once-adoring gaze that could infu...
By: Elaine Ham
In the previous three articles, we have looked at ways to approach, meet, and connect with the local churches. In our final installment, we will discuss ways to serve and to thank them.
Volunteer to be a "resource center" for the church. Many pastors and staff members are not aware of the free or r...