Entries for the 'Ministry' Category
By: Matt Haviland
I was not a Christian when my daughter’s mother became pregnant. Although she and I were not together and I had no idea of what the future held, I was simultaneously ecstatic about becoming a dad and terrified of the unknown. I remember a conversation she and I had early in the pregnancy. Alth...
By: Alana Terry
When my husband Phillip and I got married, we figured we'd wait about a year before we tried to get pregnant. Two months after our wedding I started volunteering at CareNet Pregnancy Center, where I learned about the miracle of carrying and delivering babies into the world. I helped fold tiny little...
By: Sherry Camelleri
Recently, God gave me a very special gift. It didn't have a pretty bow or colorful paper. I didn't find it under the Christmas tree or in a stocking hanging on the mantle. No, it was given to me on an ordinary day, when I least expected it. Has that ever happened to you?
One of the vital ministry s...
Over the summer months, the noise of loud voices seemed to increase. I learned the names of the two neighbor boys because I heard their names yelled repeatedly by their mother or father. Then I realized that I no longer heard the mother calling the names of her children. She had left.
The two boy...
By: Mark Hiehle
I love hearing a good turn of a phrase or a creative play on words — words crafted together that make you think or make you smile. Something that makes me think or laugh comes from words that are put together which actually contradict each other. The literary term is oxymoron. These words should not...