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God Uses Ordinary People

January 2010
By: Mark Hiehle
I once heard of a woman who had locked her keys in her car at a mall. Not having the funds to call a locksmith, she prayed and asked God to help her. Shortly after, a rough looking man came up to her and asked if she needed any help. She told him that her keys were locked in her car; and in no time,...
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Tough Questions

January 2010
By: Shauna Amick
A young woman stepped up to the microphone, hands trembling ever so slightly, and started telling her story. She had gotten a routine ultrasound when she was four months pregnant, and that ultrasound indicated that her baby would be born with Down syndrome. The next phase of her journey brought h...
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Hannah's Home

January 2010
By: Debby Lynch
Her name was Hannah. In her culture, a childless woman was considered a failure — an embarrassment to her husband. A child was a source of labor for the family, an important part of society's economic structure. Hannah was deeply troubled; she was barren. She prayed out of great anguish and gr...
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FRONT AND CENTER

January 2010
By: Jerry Thacker
Every birth is special and should be celebrated. My wife and I now have six grandchildren and two married daughters. That means we have a total of 12 birthday celebrations each year! The routine is nearly always the same. The person having the birthday gets to select what they want us to have for su...
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A Different Kind of Prejudice

October 2009
By: Anonymous
When I first became a PCC counselor, it wasn't unusual for me to meet with women who had children in state custody or who were battling drug, alcohol, or other addictions. It seemed as though the majority of my clients were on multiple forms of state assistance, and sometimes I saw women who could a...
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Marketing 101: It's a Sign

July 2009
By: Jerry Thacker
As you travel down most highways, billboards line the side of the road. With the recession rocking along, you've probably noticed that some of the billboards in your area are blank. There's never been a better time to 'bargain' for advertising rates! A billboard used properly can be an effective adv...
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At the College Town Center: Summertime

July 2009
By: Marcia Warmkessel
This time of year can be challenging, especially if your town population sees a dramatic decrease when students leave for summer vacation. Our local college town headcount increases and decreases by nearly 10,000 citizens each August and May respectively. This presents opportunity and challenge. ...
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The Real Ministry of PCCs

July 2009
By: Mark Hiehle
What is it that makes pregnancy care center ministry so vital and indispensible? How does a center impact people's lives in the midst of crisis and uncertainty? When I think of the ministry of pregnancy centers around the country, I am always reminded of the scriptural account of the father who brou...
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