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 [...]

More Than a Photo Shoot

This past week we were blessed to have partnered with Amanda May Photos for a photo shoot with some of our patients and their babies. The weather was a bit overcast, but the smiles were pure joy as these moms were celebrated. I have said it before, but it deserves to be said again, our [...]

By | 2018-10-31T14:37:13+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Hope Resource Center - General|0 Comments

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

A Reminder

This week the staff at HOPE reminded me of just how special they are in serving this city that we get to call home. I realize that my viewpoint may be biased when it comes to HOPE’s work, but I legitimately believe that this staff and others like them across the country will be the [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]