The One that is Hope

The Christmas story clearly shows that the hope of the universe is a person. Hope was what the angels sang about. Hope lay in the manger. Hope caused Mary to wonder in her heart. It was hope the shepherds came to worship. Hope was presented with gifts from the Magi who had traveled so far. [...]

Pregnancy Centers and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a very crucial case concerning the First Amendment and a pregnancy center’s right to operate within their values and convictions. This is a big day for the pro-life movement and one of its largest umbrella organizations, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) as we have an [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Call to Action, Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

Grateful

Last week we invited volunteers back to HOPE to celebrate 20 years of service in Knoxville. We made gift bags, provided cookies and cake, and offered tours of the building for those that hadn’t visited in a while. The impact HOPE has had on over 25,000 patients would never have happened without the countless sacrificial [...]

Are We Witnessing a Trajectory Change?

On October 3rd the House passed a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A similar bill passed in 2015, but this year’s passing seems a bit different. I don’t pretend to know if the Senate will follow in line, but I believe we are closer than ever at seeing a true [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

Choose Love Today

I woke this morning to the sounds of my one-year-old calling for her mommy. I rolled over and was met by my four-year-old daughter snuggling for warmth against my side. I gave her a kiss and reached for my phone to silence the alarm. I quickly, as I do most mornings, scanned my newsfeed for [...]

What Happens When a Patient’s Water Breaks the Morning of Her Baby Shower? We Move the Baby Shower to the Delivery Room!

As many of you know, HOPE provides roughly 50 to 60 baby showers every single year. These showers are a consistent highlight to our year as we get to experience the love of a mother for her child, the outpouring of support from our community, and the impact love has on broken situations. We recently [...]

Abortion in the Modern Era Utilizes Telemedicine

Mother Jones recently featured an article discussing abortion in the modern era. We are living in a very progressive time. That’s right, our phones are now super computers, cars are driving themselves, and abortion doctors are seeing patients via teleconferencing. The author of the Mother Jones piece attempts to make the case for “remote abortions.” [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Call to Action, Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

The Work Continues

This week I made the trip to Washington D.C. to join over a thousand pregnancy center workers for a conference with Care Net aimed at bettering our work across this country. This week we will worship, network, learn, and celebrate as we reflect on the past and look forward to the future of the life [...]

When Pro-Choice Means Fewer Options

Intellectual consistency and honesty is very important to me. Unfortunately, however, we live in a clickbait headline-driven world where intellectual consistency and honesty tends to take the back seat. We are seeing this type of faux journalism more and more as our political culture continues to careen into a polarizing heap of nonsense. What is [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

A New Season of HOPE

I love this time of year as we await cooler weather, another school year, and Friday night lights. I know some have grown tired of the social media back to school posts, but I actually enjoy seeing them. I enjoy seeing the difference a year makes and the excitement or lack thereof from each student. [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Hope Resource Center - General, Patient Stories|0 Comments

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