Author Archives: Joy Stutzman

summer of light campaign

Our son was a new dad for less than 24 hours when he sent me this text message: “Mom,” he wrote, “I don’t think I ever thanked you for what you went through to bring me into this world.” Witnessing the birth of his daughter gave him new appreciation for the strength of a woman and the miracle of life.…

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life's choices celebrates 35 years

A realtor, a minister and a housewife walk into a room … sounds like the beginning of a joke, but actually it’s the beginning of what is now Life’s Choices! These three people were part of the original steering committee who had the vision to start a pregnancy center in Kutztown, Pennsylvania in 1986. This year as Life Choices celebrates…

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positive pregnancy test

“You’re Gonna Be Okay“by Brian & Jenn Johnson I know your heart is heavy from those nightsBut just remember that you are a fighter, a fighterYou never know just what tomorrow holdsAnd you’re stronger than you know, stronger than you know [Chorus]Just take one step closerPut one foot in front of the otherYou’ll get through thisJust follow the light in…

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2021 a year of celebration

The start of a new year is a good time to reflect upon the past year and set some goals for the year ahead. Here are some things I learned from the year 2020 after experiencing a global pandemic and ten weeks of sheltering-in-place this spring: April is the longest month of the year. I don’t need to go to…

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Thirty one years ago, at the tender age of 23 I gave birth to my firstborn son. (Yes, that’s me with the big glasses and the curly perm! This was the 80’s remember?) The night my water broke, two and a half weeks before my due date, I wasn’t happy. “I DON’T want to have a baby tonight,” I told…

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Does your choice still trouble you? If you regret your abortion, you are not alone. Research shows that 40% of women of child-bearing age have experienced the pain of abortion. Many women hide their secret. They carry their burdens silently while wearing smiles on their faces. If you are one of these women, please consider joining a few others, along…

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Results and times for the 5k are up! Click here to see results: spring_chicken_results 2016

As I reflect on my time as Executive Director of Life’s Choices, two words come to mind, change and growth. The change and growth God instilled in me during my time of service. Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director at Life’s Choices my work experience was in the business world.  Assuming the position of director was a major…

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