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AT THE RURAL CENTER: Saying Goodbye

January 2009
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. Never cou...
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AT THE RURAL CENTER: Lord, What Is My Motive?

October 2008
By: Dinah Monahan
When you are in a position of leadership, you learn one thing quickly. You become a target. People don't like your decisions; they take offense because you didn't say something quite right, or they just snipe at you. It is sad, but it is human nature.It is not that leaders should be considered above...
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AT THE RURAL CENTER: The Frontline of Fatherhood

July 2008
By: Dinah Monahan
I just watched the movie, The Great Debaters, starring Denzel Washington. I loved everything about the movie but was moved to tears over one scene in particular. For the 14-year-old young man in the 1940s, the debate trip out of town was an incredible opportunity. However, he witnessed the disturbin...
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AT THE RURAL CENTER: Scrapbooking

April 2008
By: Dinah Monahan
What do scrapbooking and keeping in touch with your churches have in common? They are the perfect match. In a rural community, chances are you are the only PCC in town, and your churches are aware of you. For us, churches are our lifeblood! It is important for us to stay in front of our Christian ch...
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AT THE RURAL CENTER: Mission Creep

January 2008
By: Dinah Monahan
"Mission Creep." No, it's not a creep on a mission! It is the term that is being used to convince centers that we should do nothing but pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. Mission creep is a gradual process in which a mission's objectives change over time and reach too far, like creeping ivy in a backy...
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At the Rural Center: Our Urban Rural Center

October 2007
By: Dinah Monahan
If you heard of a city where the murder rate was the highest in the country per capita, the suicide rate was 1,700 percent higher than the national average, where almost all births are to single, teen mothers, and where there is a 70 percent jobless rate, you would probably think of an inner city, d...
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