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Every parent wonders if they are doing the right thing with their children. Having the “talk” is no different. Where do you start? What do you say? Maybe it’s not so much about our “talk” but our “walk”…… In this Christian parenting guide, Walking the Talk debunks the myth that the conversation on faith, relationships, and intimacy only focuses on our children. Whatever the age of your children, you will walk away equipped to tackle topics on body image, puberty, relationships and faith – all while being encouraged and challenged to look at your own personal relationships, faith, and views on intimacy. Through humor and transparent dialogue, Walking the Talk reminds parents how important their role, lived out by example, can be in guiding their children in making healthy choices.
Thought provoking and engaging, this book will prepare and expand your understanding of the pivotal role you play in the lives of your children. After all, your example lived out speaks louder to your child than any words you could ever say.
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Sarah was a former Director and Youth and College Counselor for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Mississippi before becoming a homeschool mom and freelance writer. She writes for various online and print magazines on matters of faith and family and believes in strengthening and reconnecting parents to their children. You can connect with Sarah and keep up to date with her writing through her blog at Heartskeeper.
Serving as the Nurse Manager of a Pregnancy Medical Clinic was never something I expected to be doing in my career. I have been a nurse for almost 6 years with the majority of my experience being in Labor and Delivery. Obstetrics has always been my heart, and God called me to obstetric nursing long before I went to nursing school.
I was first introduced to the “pregnancy center” world when I started volunteering at the CPC in Jackson, MS. When God called my husband and me back to Laurel in December of 2013, He blessed us with the option of me staying home from work with our new baby girl. Not long after moving, I wanted to get involved with the local CPC since I wasn’t working and had a little extra time. At that point, Carol asked me to coordinate the upcoming banquet and also discussed with me the plan of eventually converting to a pregnancy medical clinic (PMC). She explained that this had been on the hearts of the staff and board but they needed a nurse. Because of my calling to obstetrics, I was willing to help however I could, although none of us knew what that would look like. In August of 2014, God opened the door for me to be hired on staff part-time at Laurel CPC in order to the convert the center to a PMC. I currently serve here as the Nurse Manager, which includes oversight of medical services and training new volunteers.
Through much hard work, prayer, and community support, we opened our doors as a PMC on July 1, 2015! God has blessed this ministry (and my life through it) in more ways than imaginable! I feel fortunate to work with a group of women who love the Lord and encourage each other daily. I am also thankful for how God is using me to minister to these women who come through our door.
In Matthew 13, Jesus tells the parable of the sower. The farmer and the seed were the constant of the story but the variable was the ground on which the seed fell. Our job as Christians is to plant that seed by sharing God’s truth. Then we pray for God to prepare their hearts to receive it. Salvation belongs to God and thankfully he uses us as his vessels to spread his good news! Laurel CPC is a GREAT avenue to reach our community for the Kingdom! If God is tugging at your heart to serve your community (whether through prayer, time, or money), ask God if Laurel CPC would be the place for you. It has changed my life for the better!
Brittany Sherman, RN
I recently began volunteering at the Laurel CPC and am in training to become a client advocate, a lay counselor who helps educate clients regarding pregnancy options, sharing about God’s love and His plan for our lives. This week, I had the pleasure of observing a session with a young woman and then was able to sit with her as she had a sonogram. This experience was life-changing for me. I watched as her baby bounced around inside a bean-shaped bubble. His or her tiny feet and hands danced on the screen. Then, the baby developed the hiccups! At ten weeks, we could clearly see a heart beat and then this little bitty striped line flitted across the screen- it was a spine! The baby was a little under an inch from head to rump. It was the most precious thing to see and I sat in absolute awe of this little life that this sweet momma held in her body and, really, in her hands. I prayed for her while we were in the room and then again at night before I went to sleep and then again last night as I drifted off to sleep.
I understand so many of my friends’ outrage and passion regarding Planned Parenthood’s disregard for these precious lives. I feel the same frustration and, at times, have felt helpless because the problem is so huge. I encourage each of you to allow the passion to drive you to love those around you. (This is our calling!) If you find yourself driven to compassion, action is a necessary step (not just feeling). So often I have allowed myself to stop at the “feeling” and have not followed through with action. Please join me in coming alongside humanity and helping those around us to make a life-giving decision.
-Shirley Hendricks, a client advocate and volunteer at the CPC in Laurel, MS
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