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At The Thanksgiving Table…

  Nanette Maldonado, Community Liaison The tradition of setting aside a day to give thanks extends back to the earliest days of the United States and it finds us in November, on Thanksgiving Day. Far more than the flat surface upon which we dine on at Thanksgiving, topped with the moistest turkey and the draping …

Trudging or Coasting?

Do You Trudge or Coast Through Your Walk with Christ? Do you understand why things happen to you?  Especially when you believe you’ve been doing the right things for the right reasons, and maybe even going above and beyond.  That is where I’ve been for the last month.  My position at Care Net is the …

Stuck in the Middle

Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you, And I’m wondering what it is I should do, It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face, Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place, Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with you. ©1972 …

Not Just a Material Girl

If you were to stop and think about Care Net, what we do, who we see, how we help, you’ll probably think of things like…. Babies! Pregnancy Tests Crisis Intervention Salvation Referrals You may NOT think of things like… Diapers Formula Shoes & Clothes Bathtubs & Swings Car Seats & Strollers Bottles & Diaper Bags …

Matters of the Heart

Often while I am in the community sharing about Care Net Pregnancy Services of the Treasure Coast through presentations, luncheons, or fundraising events, I meet individuals who have made life choices while facing unplanned pregnancies.  These are spiritual and emotional matters of the heart that ultimately changed their lives and intensified their love and value …

Making A Difference

Shelly and Alex (names changed) came to Care Net together.  Alex wanted her to have the baby but believed she was leaning toward abortion.  As Alex meets with our men’s Peer Counselor, he shares of a painful past but a desire to be a good dad, and even the chance to BE a dad to …

Have You Ever Been Hurt?

Have you ever had someone in the church do something that wounded your spirit?  Regardless of the intent, it hurt.  Let me give you a couple of scenarios. Scenario one:  You were subcontracted to do a job by someone from your church.  This job turned out to be a much bigger project than expected, but …

“Lucy! You got some ‘splaining to do!”

If you’re an I Love Lucy fan, you know Ricky always exclaimed this when Lucy had done something crazy! Well that was the comment I expected from one person when I shared that I was heading to a Porn Conference. Apparently you should work on wording when trying to share the details of a work …

Hate The Sin, Forgive The Sinner

As I’m preparing a talk to present to a church about the need for abortion recovery classes, I’m thinking about how we’re supposed to love the sinner and hate the sin.  What comes to my mind is my own past and how one person in particular exemplified this for me. Many years ago, I chose …

I Could Never…

Is there something in your life that you could say, “I could never . . .”? For me, I could never jump from a plane…unless I had to, of course, to save my life. I sit across from girls too often that say to me, “I could never give my baby away”. A part of …