Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
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...
By: Tom Lothamer
This January, it will be 38 years since the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. According to National Right to Life calculations, 53 million babies have lost their lives during that time.
Against that backdrop, our few legislative victories pale in significance. There have been some great o...
By: Jerry Thacker
A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Reagan Ranch, the location of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the burial site for the former president. As I stood by Ronald Reagan's grave, I remembered the time when he came to speak at Bob Jones University where I was teaching. ...
By: Mark Hiehle
My daughter and I enjoy putting puzzles together. We started out with 24 piece puzzles and then moved to 36 pieces. At four years old, she became so comfortable with her puzzles that she knew where every piece belonged. If I tried to help, she would say, "No, I can do it." We then got her a 100-piec...
By: Elaine Ham
Early one morning in the spring of 2000, I sat behind my desk in the pregnancy center where I worked, stared up at the ceiling, and silently asked God, "How will I ever raise that much money?"
The previous evening I had listened as the chairman of our board announced to the audience at our annual f...