Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
By: Lori Hatcher
She is bright, energetic, passionate, and shares a story as unique as she is. Outspoken and engaging, she is not afraid to tell how she navigated today's sex-saturated culture and emerged as a young adult with no regrets.
Proclaiming a message of abstinence, Kimberly Poovey regularly speaks to grou...
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: Mark Hiehle
The story is told of police officers who were using a radar gun to check the speed of vehicles as they came over the crest of a hill. Suddenly, their radar registered a speed of 500 miles per hour. They tried to reset their equipment, but suddenly it shut down. Moments later, a low-flying military F...
By: Thomas Glessner
This year the nation remembers President Ronald Reagan on the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1911. The Reagan presidency was indeed a unique time in American history when the spirit and confidence of the nation was revived. Reagan's sunny optimism and belief that America's best days were ahead al...
By: Bob Foust
The small center was doing okay. The board thought all was fine, but the executive director was beginning to feel fatigued. She kept saying that more staff was needed, but the funds were not available. Their town of 12,000 was in an economic downturn, the large factory had closed, so the board did n...
By: Tom Lothamer
The board's role in governance of a ministry includes policymaking, budget oversight, strategic planning, public relations, fundraising, and so on. However, being a board member also requires having the proper attitude about the ministry.
I was reminded of this the other day when "Sue" called. As t...
By: Pat Stonestreet
For eleven years, I served as the executive director of a small, yet growing pregnancy center in Northern Virginia. I came to the position with little experience in administration and even less in the pro-life ministry. I left with a wealth of knowledge in both areas and discovered five foundational...