Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
By: Joan Anderson
I walked across the parking lot, unlocked the door, and reached around to switch on the lights. I checked the telephone for messages, turned on the typewriter, and placed my purse in the bottom drawer of my desk. Then, I headed down the hall to the kitchen, plugged in the coffee pot, paced back to t...
By: Jerry Thacker
This story has been circulating on the Internet. The author is unknown, but the principles are fantastic. You'll probably want to download it and print it out or forward it to your volunteers, supporters, and friends.
John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and alway...
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,...
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...
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. ...
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...
By: Cynthia Hsueh
One Sunday after church, two people separately alerted me that they noticed my head shaking during the church service. They observed this from the back rows and were concerned. Totally oblivious to this happening, I was amused but uneasy by their remarks. One of them, a nurse, advised me to check wi...
By: Sydna Massé
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble (Proverbs 12:19-21).
One of the most common questions I hear from pregnanc...