A Much Needed Rest

A Much Needed Rest

At Molly’s* first appointment she could barely keep her eyes open. Raising two energetic little boys, being pregnant, and having a partner that worked out of town was harder than she ever imagined. As all Mamas know, motherhood is not for the faint of heart, and this...
Gaining God’s Perspective

Gaining God’s Perspective

When we hear “abortion,” we immediately focus on saving the life of a baby. But gaining God’s perspective can also take our focus to the mother. An abortion-minded girl came in one day to determine the type of abortion she needed. Would it be a pill or surgical? That...
Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

It’s hard to believe, but I am approaching my 1-year anniversary as the Executive Director of Living Alternatives. I began serving in July 2021 during the height of the COVID pandemic, at a time when the country was in full retreat from business as usual: people...
Walking Together

Walking Together

Christa’s sobs echoed in the hallways at Axia. She was pregnant and devastated. Her boyfriend told her he would leave her if she didn’t have an abortion. At that moment, his threat to leave was all she could think about. As she left, we reassured her that...
Building Bridges of Friendship

Building Bridges of Friendship

The banquet room glowed with candlelight as everyone enjoyed hot cocoa, a bacon-wrapped pork medallion dinner, and cupcake desserts. We played cheerful games and got more than a little icing on us as we decorated gingerbread houses. Joyful laughter filled the air as...
Worth The Wait

Worth The Wait

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 I found myself in a room filled with smiling, eager-looking people. I was smiling too, in a vain attempt to disguise the hopelessness gripping my heart. There were many...
A Safe Haven

A Safe Haven

Jessica arrived at Fatherheart after a two-day Greyhound bus ride from Las Vegas to Tyler. We interviewed Jessica via Skype and we weren’t sure she would actually get on a bus and travel the 48 hours she needed to start a new life, but deep down she knew that this was...
A Vision for 2021

A Vision for 2021

2020 may go down as one of the hardest in our lifetime. We have made significant adjustments in the way we live, from wearing masks to changes in public gatherings and social distancing. But we’ve also had significant scientific achievements to find a vaccine in...