Posts by Abby Shields

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HeartNews 2/2019

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Dear Friend, Around this time each year, our staff is busy preparing for our annual vision meeting with our board of directors. Preparation for this meeting affords me the time to reflect on all that God has done through the ministry and seek wisdom for where God is leading us in the new year.  I […]

HeartNews 1/2019

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Dear Friend, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” ~Proverbs 16:9 Someone once said that the arrival of a new year is like receiving a book unread, where the 365 pages of our lives have been woven into a beautiful story filled with love, adventure, and purpose. Each day of […]

HeartNews 12/2018

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Dear Friend, Recently, as I was cleaning out my file cabinet, I came upon a poem that my daughter Alicia and I wrote years ago.   I would like to share it with you. “Twas the night before Christmas I’m still at the mall, frantically shopping for Mom, Dad and Paul. All creatures were stirring, the mouse […]

HeartNews 11/2018

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Dear Friend, As I sit here writing this letter, we have nearly twenty families needing to be adopted for our Christmas Adopt a Family program and it is not even December yet. As I add each family to our list, I am reminded that each of these families comes with a story, and all of […]

HeartNews 9/2018

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Dear Friend, To this very day, I recall the precious moments of over 35 years ago when my little girl would come into my room every morning, and I would sit down on the floor for her to crawl up into my lap. I would hold her close, rocking back and forth, and even as […]

HeartNews 8/2018

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Dear Friend, The people that walk through the doors of my counseling office have been hit in the face by some of life’s toughest circumstances. Their hearts are heavy from being in the pit of life and they can’t seem to see a way out. Broken marriages, the loss of a child, and abuse of […]

HeartNews 7/2018

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Dear Friend, As I have been sitting with the Lord and focusing on our topic for the retreat, “No Greater Love,” I have been praying for a fresh perspective, something new and insightful to share with the ladies that will be attending. As I had mentioned last month, there is a concern that we could […]

HeartNews 6/2018

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Dear Friend, 3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD. ~Jonah 1:3 “But I don’t want to go to Ninevah!” I […]

HeartNews 5/2018

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Dear Friend, 3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD. ~Jonah 1:3 “But I don’t want to go to Ninevah!” I […]

HeartNews 4/2018

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Dear Friend, When working with couples through their marital issues, I’m often confronted with a love that withholds. A love that withholds is a conditional type of love that is based on “if/then,” and a “what have you done for me lately” type attitude. A message I often hear in my office is “If you […]