Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
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: Mark Hiehle
We have all done it — we come to a genealogy list in the Bible and skip right over that section. We think to ourselves, Just get to the good stuff — the story. Why did God have the writer put a list of "who was the father of whom" in the Scripture anyway? Because there is an important me...
By: Jerry Thacker
Tired? Depressed? Worried? Burdened? Recently I had the privilege of conducting a brief affinity exercise with Christian ministry workers in a mid-western city. While I was not surprised that they voiced the fact that their ministries had fewer paid staff as the recession grinds on, the most surpris...
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...