Leap for Joy

Leap for Joy

A few years ago, I was approached by a couple considering an abortion. They wanted a pastor’s opinion, so I gave them one. I told them that God values life—so much so that he sent his one and only Son to be crucified for the sins of the world. The young couple seemed...
His Mercy is Great

His Mercy is Great

I was standing outside the abortion clinic in the fall of the year. It was Wednesday, abortion day, which meant about twenty women would enter the clinic and end the lives of their unborn children. We were a group of fifteen people, standing in protest outside this...
Living with Abortion

Living with Abortion

I had an abortion nine years ago. It still haunts me to this day. The abortion providers convinced me that abortion would fix my situation. They convinced me that it would open up doors to great opportunities. But really, it tore me apart to my core.Before that day...
Help and Healing

Help and Healing

It was called Whatever Happened to the Human Race. Back in 1980, it changed my life. Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin showed this five-part film series that brought to light crucial issues of human dignity and what happens to a culture when...
Walking Home

Walking Home

“I’m sorry, your daughter has no brain or skull. She is not compatible with life outside the womb. She will likely pass in utero, during birth, or minutes to hours after she is born.”Time stopped. My body went numb and I struggled to take a breath with what felt...
Resurrection

Resurrection

“Christians believe in reincarnation… they confess it whenever they say their creeds.” As my World Religions professor spoke these words to our university class almost 20 years ago, I was a bit dumbfounded. My first reaction was to think, “No, we don’t! That’s...