Entries for April 2012
By: Jerry Thacker
Get ready for! According to industry experts, the next big wave in personal digital communications will involve doing almost everything on a Smartphone; that is, one that is more like a computer in a tiny package.
THE NEXT BIG WAVE IN PERSONAL DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS WILL INVOLVE DOING A...
By: Ron Haas
In my first week as a professional beggar, I hit a mental block. Theoretically, the first few gifts I raised for the ministry were really just covering my salary which felt like I was asking for my own personal benefit. You might experience the same hesitancy until you think through the logic of ste...
By: Mark Hiehle
I love collecting and sharing stories that I hear. Not long ago, I heard a story about a boy who went to the local drug store to purchase three gifts; one-, three-, and five-pound boxes of candy, each to be gift wrapped. The druggist asked the boy why he needed three boxes. The boy said, "I am so ex...
By: Thomas Glessner and Audrey Stout
Media outlets such as Time Magazine and Reuters have provided extensive coverage to an article recently published as "Original Research" and entitled, "The Comparative Safety of Legal Induced Abortion and Childbirth in the United States," by Raymond and Grimes in the Feb, 2012 journal Obstetrics &am...
By: Pat Stonestreet
As center directors, it falls on our shoulders to shepherd those who serve under us. Whether they are staff members, board members, volunteers, clients, or donors, we have been called to show the love of Jesus Christ to each one. As a new center director, this was one of the first lessons God taught...
By: Jeffrey Miller
Serving as a board member of Planned Parenthood in Reading, Pennsylvania, in the late 1970s, I was surrounded by caring, concerned people. We all really wanted to make a difference by helping those who were less fortunate.
My recollection is that none of us talked about abortion as if it were a goo...
By: Christopher Gustafson
Why settle for mediocrity when your center could be excellent?
Recently completed, Deneutralized is a free comprehensive reference guide to not only starting and building pregnancy centers but also identifying and addressing obstacles to center success. This manual is an informative, inspirational,...
By: Elaine Ham
Every client advocate who has ever counseled in a pregnancy center knows the sudden rush of fear that envelops us when a young, single client learns she is pregnant. We ask a question such as, "What are your plans for your baby's future?" and pray that whatever she says will not include the word "ab...