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abortion healing

“I just felt put at ease realizing I’m not in this alone. I can’t express how much relief I felt to finally have it out in the open.” – Phyllis, Surrendering the Secret participant If you’ve ever suffered from abortion regret, you’re not alone. Many women have experienced pain or regret after choosing to have an abortion. But there is…

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christmas recipes

The Life’s Choices team loves the Christmas season! From joyful jingles to seasonal Berks County, Pennsylvania activities, it’s lots of fun. One of our favorite parts of the holidays are all the tasty treats! Here are a few of our favorite Christmas recipes for you to try with your loved ones — enjoy! PECAN DELIGHTS From Katie Bailey, Director of…

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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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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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abortion healing

Many of us are looking for a fresh start this New Year. New opportunities for growth and healing are often part of our New Year plans. If abortion is part of your life story, you may have thoughts or feelings with which you’ve struggled. You are not alone. ABORTION GRIEF It is not uncommon for post-abortive women to carry an…

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2020 review

As 2020 nears its end, we ponder all the ways that God has continued to provide and bless this ministry. Despite the challenges faced this year, we have been able to continue serving women and families throughout Kutztown, Hamburg and the greater Berks County, Pennsylvania area. A YEAR OF ENDURANCE & PROVISION While some of the months looked different due…

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COVID Christmas stress

One of my favorite fun holiday movies is Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation. I don’t like to admit it, but I’m a lot like his character, Clark Griswold. I want more than anything to have a perfect Christmas with my loved ones, but no matter how I try to orchestrate it, things always run amuck. Can you relate? Between hosting meals…

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life of gratitude

Gratitude: “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” There have been many times this year when it has been difficult to show gratitude. For many, 2020 has been a year of illness, isolation, financial struggle and uncertainty. And yet, as we celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect on what we do have to be grateful…

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Christmas on a budget

There’s nothing like the holidays. We gather with far-flung family and friends, sample indulgent treats and sing seasonal songs. And then there are the presents. It’s certainly fun getting a well-chosen gift, but even better — watching a loved-one’s face as they open your gift to them.  However, things that we enjoy can also lead to excess. And just like…

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toni mcfadden

In light of COVID health concerns, we moved our fall fundraising dinner on September 29 to a lovely country venue, Stone Spring Farms in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Over 200 guests gathered for a catered barbecue meal — social distance style — while bidding on theme baskets, spinning our ministry trivia wheel and tucking into whoopie pies. The program centered around the…

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