Discover Integrity

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Discover Integrity

I wonder what Joseph’s thoughts were as he sat in jail after he maintained his integrity. He could have complied and remained silent. Who would tell? Besides Pharoah’s wife, but she was the one pursuing him. At least two years God allowed Joseph to be incarcerated. Two years is a long time to suffer for “doing the right thing.” I’m sure at some point he felt forgotten. According to Miriam-Webster’s dictionary, Integrity is defined as:     1: firm adherence to a code of especially …

An Unexpected Journey

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Alicia was already a mother to five children and had just gotten out of a bad relationship when she made her way to Hope. Her pregnancy test came back as positive and she was overwhelmed. Alicia was contemplating abortion because she only had a seasonal job and five other mouths to feed. But when she spoke with one of our Patient Advocates they said, “what is the difference this time?” speaking of the other kids. That helped Alicia. “It made me realize I’ve made it …

Discover Life is a Great Adventure

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Discover Life is a Great Adventure

He was on his way to an extremely important business meeting in Denver. This meeting had been months in the making. Thousands of dollars were on the line. He was in desperate need of the funds to keep his business running. Back up to a year ago, this man had created a platform. A non-profit organization who he’d been in touch with was interested in using it. He loved what they did, and he had a foundation willing to financially back this organization. It felt …

Courageous Decision

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Teen Pregnancy

Victoria was nineteen when she went into Hope Women’s Centers for a pregnancy test. At the time, Victoria had family and relationship issues going on. She was scared. She also had financial pressure knowing she would have to move out of her mom’s house, also not knowing if the father of the baby would step up or back off. The patient advocate reminded Victoria that this baby was a blessing. Victoria said, “She made me feel normal.” Victoria found the courage to carry when she saw …

Discover Freedom

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Discover Freedom

I walked through the parking lot and into the church, not knowing what to expect. “We are asking that everyone walk past, pay your respects and then find your seats” the usher said. I was attending the funeral for my friend’s brother. He was killed in action in Afghanistan on October 13th, 2010. His last letter home said this, “There are IED’s everywhere…It’s an eerie feeling knowing that your next step could be your last.” It was an IED that took him out of this …