Discover Grace

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Discover Grace

They were new in town. In fact, they had not even been there a week when all hell broke loose. What was supposed to be an orientation as one of the pastoral positions, turned into a full-blown open book confession. The wife whom I’m sure was still unpacking and figuring out where things should be set up in her new home was completely bewildered by the unexpected company: the elders, pastors and her husband. Before she could even ask, the truth came out. Her husband …

Jamie’s Story

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Jamie’s Story

When Jamie came into hope, she was in for a big surprise. Not only was she pregnant, but she was 20 weeks pregnant. On top of that, her ultrasound revealed that she was carrying TWINS! Jamie said, “no one ever is ready for the responsibility of rearing another life, let alone two! But, I was excited for the blessing. However, when I couldn’t comprehend the results from my ultrasound, the nurse, Jennifer, was so compassionate and kind. A year later, I still remember how that …

Discover Generosity

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Discover Generosity

Gerry Lenfest passed away a few months ago. You may be wondering, who is Mr. Lenfest? According to the words of Ed Rendell, former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor, “We’ve lost our greatest citizen, there’s no doubt about that.” Mr. Lenfest, was one of the Philadelphia’s greatest philanthropist. In October 2017, Mr and Mrs. Lenfest accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Mr. Lenfest was considered one of Philadelphia’s most dynamic civic leaders of the last century. In his life time, Mr and Mrs. Lenfast gave …

New Decision, New Life

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Fernande’s Story

Fernande had been in this predicament before.  She was already the mother of a seven-year-old girl. She found herself in another unplanned pregnancy a few years after her first pregnancy and her parents told her to abort or to move out. She was scared. Without the help of her parents, she would be homeless. Due to the pressure from her parents, she aborted. When Fernande came back for this pregnancy test, she was worried and scared because she was still living with her parents. But, …

Start of My Rebirth

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Johnie's Story

Johnie was raised Catholic and was married in her teens. He was not a Christian and unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last. Johnie was told by the church she was no longer able to receive the sacraments. She left the church depressed and convinced that her life was over. She had no hope. Johnie turned to alcohol. She had a couple of failed marriages and had two abortions. Eventually, Johnie moved to Las Vegas where she became a dealer; drugs came shortly after. Johnie worked in …