Entries for the 'Bible' Category
By: Michele D. Shoun
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus . . . and whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:17, 23
When Paul wrote these words, he may not have had voting in mind. As a Roman citizen, he had more privileges than some &mdash...
By: Elaine Ham
Have you ever had one of those days where negative thoughts, memories of mistakes you've made in the past, and even doubts about God's direction for your life brought you to the edge of despair? If you're a Christian striving to do God's will, of course you have had those days. In fact, if you're in...
By: Ron Haas
Fundraising is exhausting, especially when you ask and ask and come up empty. As much as you keep smiling in the face of adversity, rejection is hard to take. It's discouraging to scan your database and find a drought of major donors. Raising money becomes even more staggering when you feel like you...
By: Mark Hiehle
I love hearing a good turn of a phrase or a creative play on words — words crafted together that make you think or make you smile. Something that makes me think or laugh comes from words that are put together which actually contradict each other. The literary term is oxymoron. These words should not...
By: Tom Lothamer
Some pregnancy care center leaders think of success in terms that may or may not reflect the center's purpose or biblical values, such as the following:Our center has money in the bank.We have an ultrasound program.We have great events.We are helping many clients by meeting many of their needs.We ha...
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: 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...