What is a guy doing in a Pregnancy Resource Ministry?

The first words my “coach ” said to me were, “Hi, my name is Loren. I am glad that you are here and I can see that God has his hand on your life. I want you to know that I appreciate you and that I am available to you at any time. If you ever want to talk, ask a question, pray or just visit, call me and I will make time for you.” ...

Touching Lives in Immokalee

I spent the morning praying with a group of leaders from “One by One Leadership” in Immokalee; Reed, John, Dave, Dick, Sinclair, and Pastor Andre from Haiti. The heart for the area is strong and the desire is to practically meet the tangible needs of the community. How to accomplish this is a concerted effort between the churches of the community, the Ave Maria community and University, and the resources of the Naples area. Collier county consists of one of...

“I will make you as white (clean) as the snow”

“Four women……Three with their husbands and one with her mother and father, sat quietly and nervously as the service began. It was supposed to be a celebration…a time to rejoice over the lives of their children. Their journey,begun some eight weeks earlier,was one filled with ups and downs, laughter and tears, fear and courage, loneliness and the amazing discovery of “never-aloneness.” The hurt, loss, they had hidden in their souls years earlier had been revealed…The secret had been surrendered....

Father doesn’t reject me because I am disobedient to him.

He looks at my disobedience as an opportunity to build me up. After all, he knew I would be disobedient before I was. Many of you have fathers that turn their back to you whenever you disappoint them or are disobedient to them. We seem to learn early on that acceptance in the “real world” requires compliance and living up to someone else’s expectations. It continues in marriage and then we model it to our children and the cycle...

The Hidden Gift in the Decisions We Face

Life is a series of decisions that are made on a daily, hourly and minute by minute basis. Some of those decisions are between what is right and wrong, good and bad, wise and unwise. But many of those decisions are more subtle. These subtle decisions can be between foolish and prudent, expedient and convenient, lazy and diligent, and even timely and untimely. With each decision comes a number of possible outcomes, some good and some bad. It is possible...

The Foundation of a Spiritual Coach’s Heart

Men’s ministry is one of the latest expanded efforts of pregnancy resource centers across the nation. PRC websites highlight ministry to their clients’ boyfriends, husbands, and the fathers of their babies. There are even national fatherhood initiatives that have sprung up to encourage men, and many PRCs are now incorporating those resources into their ministry efforts as well. One large ministry even offered grants for funding part-time staff to PRCs that initiate their endorsed men’s program. As a man who...

Freedom from the consequences of sexual immorality and abortion:

My heart is to minister God’s love, forgiveness, and restoration into the Church. Today, over 25% of women and men in “evangelical” and “fundamental” churches have had at least 1 abortion experience in their life. Beyond that, over 70% of the women and men in those same churches have a history of sexual immorality; many still in bondage to it or affected by it today. Some of the ills of the church today; the breakdown of the...

Check our own hearts God.

Two weeks have passed since the historic election of the first African American to the office of President of the United States of America. As a kid who remembers forced integration and curfews during the infamous Detroit riots, I have to admit that I didn’t think I would witness this in my lifetime. Personally, a part of me is proud of my country. I hope that an African American President can bring healing to the American soul…a...