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Week 2 – Continue the Conversation Jul 06, 2016

I went to my first several nonprofit leadership seminars totally unaware of people’s perception of the work I did. I was proud of our pregnancy counseling agency, as I thought we were trying...

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Week 1 – Start a Conversation Jun 29, 2016

Thanks for joining the 10-week ProGrace Experience! We’ve been on a 10-year journey of developing a new way to think and talk about the abortion issue. We look forward to sharing some of...

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What is the 10-week ProGrace Experience? Jun 28, 2016

I have been on the ProGrace journey for over a decade, and one thing I’ve learned is that it takes time to adopt a new way of thinking about unplanned pregnancy and abortion. Most of us have...

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What would Jesus say? Mar 07, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel introduces his video clip Jesus Quotes the Candidates with these words: “God is a very important part of this primary election. Most all of the candidates go out of their...

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Entering the Journey of Grace Dec 16, 2015

My family loves Christmas movies of all types, but our favorite movie to watch every Advent is The Nativity Story. It so humanizes the experience of both Mary and Joseph, and makes us feel like we...

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Grace Doesn't Know the Size of Our Sins Nov 05, 2015

When I decided to watch Selma with my 8-year-old son, Noah, my intent was to spark discussion about racism and justice. I never imagined it would provide a strong lesson on grace for him –...

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What Pope Francis Said … and Didn't Say About Abortion Oct 07, 2015

Pope Francis recently issued a statement regarding abortion and the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

I heard some things I really wanted to hear.

And I hoped to hear some more things that...

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A ProGrace Response to Planned Parenthood Videos Aug 31, 2015

I had many emotions watching the recently released videos of Planned Parenthood doctors talking about compensation for fetal body parts. Sad, disturbed, confused, heartbroken. The feeling that...

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You Decide: Either/Or? Jul 09, 2015

The results of this poll by Vox are so interesting to me.

How can someone be both pro-life and pro-choice? Or neither pro-life nor pro-choice? This survey confirms something I see all of the time:...

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Mother's Day Miracles: When Grace & Hope Collide Jun 02, 2015

This May, we watched something really special happen at Caris. It was the perfect ProGrace expression of Mother’s Day as churches and individuals used our Hope, Help and Honor campaign to...

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Tax Collectors not Pharisees Apr 22, 2015

This past Lenten season, my family and I watched the last five episodes of the mini-series The Bible – and loved it! This visual representation of Jesus’ earthly ministry, death and...

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The Power of a "Me, too" Response Mar 30, 2015

In her TED talk Listening to Shame, researcher Brene Brown says, “If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence and judgment. If you put the...

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