A Day in the Life of Jerry Thacker

About 10 years ago, I took a trek across the country and visited what were then called crisis pregnancy centers in various locations.  I talked with board members, directors, volunteers and even clients. My goal was to ask them what could help them as they went about fulfilling their mission of helping women in crisis. One of the items they mentioned was that there was no magazine specifically for... read more

The Promise of Pure Joy

Does the world seem a joyless place–the news all bad? Does it seem that even when good news is reported, it’s recounted with a sense of incredulity and, perhaps, skepticism? Well, guess what . . . the world IS a joyless place, full of tribulation and sorrow. Abiding joy is found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ–and this CAN BE hard to believe, unless you’ve experienced... read more

The Promise of Grace

When I encountered Jesus in a life-changing way, I was directed to a Bible verse that clarified my new found position in the Kingdom of God. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” ~Ephesians 2:8 NKJV This grace is a marvelous thing, I thought. I need all of it that I can get! Later I ran... read more

An Extremely Helpful Resource – Free Book

Editor’s Note: Just this morning I read a press release about a free book for young girls who are unexpectedly pregnant and are in a state of confusion. The following is an excerpt from Serena Gaefke’s website   Serena is making this download free with one click. 101 Girls Helping girls make informed choices about abortionAre you having trouble deciding what to do? It’s a... read more

The Promise of Mercy

If you’re like most people, you want to be treated kindly, mercifully. We say, “Gimme a break,” or “Try a little tenderness,” and we mean it! Too often, we forget that it cuts both ways. Consider the following verses: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”  ~Matthew 5:7 “A man who has friends must himself be... read more

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