By: Michele D. Shoun
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus . . . and whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:17, 23
When Paul wrote these words, he may not have had voting in mind. As a Roman citizen, he had more privileges than some &mdash...
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: Elaine Ham
Have you ever had one of those days where negative thoughts, memories of mistakes you've made in the past, and even doubts about God's direction for your life brought you to the edge of despair? If you're a Christian striving to do God's will, of course you have had those days. In fact, if you're in...
By: Sarah Bentley
Today approximately 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people are living with HIV in America, emphasis on living! Thankfully the treatment for HIV has greatly improved and a person can now live a much longer, normal life*. This means that a person who is HIV-negative has the potential to meet a significant othe...
By: Tom Lothamer
Over the course of writing this board governance column, it's been my delight to hear from readers. Some share how they've been encouraged or challenged; a few have said they disagree with me on certain points, and that's okay! No matter what you say, I love to hear from you.
My At the Center art...
By: Jerry Thacker
Real Hope & ChangeIf you're like me, you haven't been thrilled by the changes that you seen in our society during the past four years. Income is down, jobs are fewer, taxes are higher, the price of gasoline has doubled, and the demands on you have gotten greater. Many times, it seems that those who ...
By: Jerry Thacker
Keeping in touch with those who come through your door is something that doesn't have to be difficult. One way to maintain a better connection with clients, volunteers, board members, and friends is by planning the type and frequency of your messages.
Utilize a communications preference capture m...
By: Ron Haas
Fundraising is exhausting, especially when you ask and ask and come up empty. As much as you keep smiling in the face of adversity, rejection is hard to take. It's discouraging to scan your database and find a drought of major donors. Raising money becomes even more staggering when you feel like you...