Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
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...
In Romans, chapter 16, the apostle Paul is inspired by the Holy Spirit to publicly thank individuals who have been used by God to minister to others and to himself. We would like to follow that scriptural example by expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Elaine Williams, who has been the assistant ed...
By: Dinah Monahan
Twelve years ago I started a tiny little center that was a half a room in a building shared with another ministry. I was the receptionist, client advocate, and director—and the cleaning lady also. Never, in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what God was going to do with our ministry. Nev...
By: Mark Hiehle
It seems impossible... how can it be done? A small voice even tries to suggest that what is asked is more than unfair to even expect. Yet, the challenge is unavoidable and the assignment is center stage. "Oh Lord, what do we do now?"
Have you ever contemplated those thoughts as you face a chall...
By: Shauna Amick
Pressure involves being backed into somebody else's corner. Some of those tight spots feel worse than others, yet they all have a few things in common. They're uncomfortable. We might reluctantly give in, or we may be forced to temporarily give up. Either way, pressure can be overpowering.