Entries for July 2011
By: Jerry Thacker
A recent discussion in our PhD class centered upon the lack of attention our children seem to be paying to things around them. This phenomenon, which I call "social autism" in which students are wired into iPods and mp3 players, creates people who are listening to one world while walking around in a...
By: Ron Haas
A missionary in Central Asia took his family for a hike in the countryside and walked by a rock foundation of an abandoned building. He noticed two 10-year-old boys playing on top of the wall, but there didn't seem to be any easy way to scale the wall. So he asked, "How did you boys get up there?" O...
By: Mark Hiehle
Have you ever been surprised to discover that a situation was very different when you saw it from a different perspective? I heard a story of two mothers talking about their children one day. As they talked, one mom said to her friend, "My life has been transformed." "What happened?" "I took your ad...
By: Thomas Glessner
Over the last several years, Pregnancy Resource Centers and Medical Clinics (PRCs) have faced intense efforts by the abortion industry — led by Planned Parenthood (PP) and NARAL — to pass restrictive legislation that would severely restrict operations and close down some PRCs.
By: Dianne Pomon
I walked past the counseling room where two volunteer client advisors sat reading and discussing the latest article I'd given them on nouthetic counseling. They were excited and animated as they shared counseling sessions and how they had used God's Word effectively in reaching out to clients who pr...
By: Sydna Massé
Did you know that perhaps 50 percent of women who visit your center might have already chosen abortion? The Alan Guttmacher Institute (research organization for Planned Parenthood) states that, "Among women having abortions in the United States, about one-half have already had a prior abortion."1&nb...
By: Anne Schroeder
I was thirty-six and in the middle of the-mother-of-all-prideful-battles with my husband, Steve. We were hardly even speaking to each other. I was tired of our life. Tired of him. Tired of him being tired of me. But an ironic thing happened.
My body told me the day after, but in those days before h...
By: Elaine Ham
Have you ever been frustrated by a friend who invited you out to lunch only to discover their real motive for the invitation was to sell you cosmetics or vitamins? Did the luncheon built on false pretenses grow your friendship, or did it disappoint you that your friend had been less than totally hon...