Dear Friend of HOPE

It is hard to believe I am preparing to begin my fourth year with HOPE, and HOPE is preparing to start its twenty-second year of operation here in Knoxville. We have witnessed a lot of change since 1997, but HOPE’s focus and mission of service has weathered every storm and maintained its impact on our [...]

Eight Hours and Eighteen Baby Showers

This past week, we were fortunate enough to host 18 baby showers for first-time moms at HOPE. For eight hours, we welcomed moms, dads, families, and friends inside our walls to celebrate the arrival of a little boy or little girl. This is nothing new at HOPE as we host baby showers every quarter, but [...]

They Could Have Gone Anywhere, But They Ended Up At HOPE

This week at HOPE, we started our last session of parenting classes for the year. Every class is special, but the last one of the year always seems a little different. I am not sure if it because of the change in the weather or that the holiday season is quickly approaching, but the year-capping [...]

By | 2018-10-03T15:07:49+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Brings Hope to the Pro-Life Movement

The pro-life movement had a, dare I say, great week. It feels odd to write those words, but those words are truth. We won a landmark case this week as the Court ruled in the favor of NIFLA, California pregnancy centers, and free speech for everyone. I am not going to dissect that case today, [...]

Human Dignity, Consistent Advocacy, and the Border

Congress should act this week to correct the current policy allowing for the separation of immigrant children from their parents if those parents have attempted to enter the border of the U.S. illegally. I realize that this statement may make some of you uncomfortable, but this is a Gospel issue as well as a pro-life [...]

Ireland Voters Choose Regression as They Turn From Their Pro-Life Roots

We are living in a time of progress. The sci-fi cartoons from years gone by are now becoming a reality. Automated cars, solar panels, trips to Mars, and artificial intelligence are no longer ideas waiting to be fulfilled. Instead, Elon Musk, Google, and Apple are spending billions to bring the imaginary to life. We have [...]

The Hard Days

I typically focus on the good days here at HOPE. I share the stories of redemption and reconciliation as we celebrate the lives of our patients and their babies. I am not apologizing for this, but I do think at times it is easy for us, the pregnancy center movement, to neglect sharing the hard [...]

By | 2018-04-18T20:22:03+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

The Stories of HOPE

Today we are recording interviews with some of our past patients and current staff for a partnership event coming up in May with 106.7 The Light. This is an exciting opportunity for HOPE and for pregnancy centers in Tennessee and the Carolinas. We will have more details on this in the near future, but today [...]

Weeds to be Eradicated or Lives to be Celebrated

The Washington Post published an article recently from an author that argued in favor of selective abortion when the baby in the womb is found to have Down syndrome. The author celebrates the Science that allows us to test earlier today for abnormalities. She goes as far as saying that her two children are healthy, [...]