Discovering Joy in the Journey

Tags: , , ,

Discover Joy in the Journey

She’d lost nearly everything: her father-in-law, her husband, her status as a married woman, her ability to have children (for the foreseeable future), and even her homeland. She left it all behind. Maybe staying in her homeland and house was too much to bear. Maybe seeing the same people was just too painful. If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know the pain of facing those social circles. It’s awkward, hard, and even harder to accept your newfound reality. This was where Ruth found …

Giving All Options

Tags: , , , , ,

Dominique's Story

When Dominique came to us this year, she was already a single mom to a one-year old baby boy. On top of that, she had been to our centers before. She was overwhelmed and struggling. She had not been with the father of the baby for a while. She was shocked by her pregnancy. Although the father of the baby was somewhat supportive, he was seeing other women. Dominique did not have much support from, not only the father of the baby, but also her …

Discovering God on the Darkest of Nights

Tags: , , , , , ,

Discover God on the Darkest of Nights

The rain poured down so hard that her visibility was hindered. She tripped over a tree root trying to hurry to the light she spotted glowing through the woods. Her body was shaking from the dropping temperature – the cold front the weatherman mentioned earlier that week was making its arrival. Suddenly, a loud roar of a wind drew her attention behind her. Immediately she started praying, but she had to keep moving. A crack of a lighting then split the tree just 50 yards …

Discover the Light

Tags: , ,

Discover the Light

He was a father, a real Type-A kind of person. He was in control, productive, and didn’t miss a beat. This was, of course, until he got the flu. He left work early, drove home, went to his room, closed the curtains, and curled up in bed. He was completely covered in darkness, trying to sleep away the cold. The door creaked open and a stream of light shone on his face. “Daddy,” a sweet voice said. He meant to say, “Yes, buddy” but a …

Discover Everyday Heroes

Tags: , , , ,

Discover Everyday Heroes

So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. Nehemiah 4:16-17 As I began writing this blog, I was reminded of the story of Nehemiah. Jerusalem …