Monthly Archives: November 2017

Maternity Homes: A Safe Haven for Pregnant Women

For You From The Word I was a stranger and you invited me in. (Matthew 25:35) For You To Think About In 1882, wealthy New Yorker Charles Crittenton lost his 4-year-old daughter Florence to scarlet fever.  The tragedy moved him … Continue reading

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Mary’s First Response Eclipsed By What She Did Next

For You From The Word The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words. (Luke 1:28-29) For You To Think About It can be … Continue reading

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What To Do When Pregnancy Is a Surprise

For You From The Word “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38) For You To Think About Mary was surprised when she discovered she was to bear the Christ … Continue reading

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Advent: God Uses YOU to Reflect His Love

For You From The Word The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel – which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NIV) For You To Think About Advent, meaning … Continue reading

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Advent: Hope Is Real. Pregnant Women Can Have It.

For You From The Word “‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.’” (Jeremiah 33:14, NIV) For You To Think About … Continue reading

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Be a Hero: Modern-Day Moms Need Mangers, Too

For You From The Word She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7) For You To Think About Today’s romanticized accounts of Christ’s birth paint … Continue reading

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Choosing Life: She Said Yes When She Had 3 Reasons to Say No

For You From The Word Mary was greatly troubled … But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son.” (Luke 1:29-31) … Continue reading

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Reaching Out: One Little Brochure Means a Brand-New Hope

Laura, a single mother in need, stopped by McLean Bible Church’s Clothing Ministry to look for winter slacks and sweaters for her preschool son.  She sorted through the racks and selected a few items.  Then, on her way out the … Continue reading

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Ministry Bible Leads Birth Mom Back to God

“I became a Christian when I was a teenager,” said Ashley. “But I got caught up in a fast lifestyle and drifted away from Christ – far away.” Then Ashley discovered she was pregnant. Partying friends deserted her. But Birthmothers … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Sharing Faith With Those Who Hurt

At Birthmothers, we’re often asked for information and tips about how to share faith with women and family members who struggle with an unplanned pregnancy.  Use these tips to get started. 1. Love God.  A dry well cannot give water.  … Continue reading

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