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HeartNews 6/2019

by Abby Shields
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Dear Friend, Over the past thirteen  years of ministry, hundreds of people have come through our doors with different stories, different wounds, and different journeys in life. As a ministry, we look to walk alongside these people with the love of Christ and assist them in their journey toward freedom, mainly spiritual, but emotional and […]

HeartNews 5/19

by Abby Shields
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I recently heard a very disturbing report on one of our local TV stations. They reported that the number of children and teens in the United States who visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015, according to a new analysis. Diagnoses of either condition increased from 580,000 in […]

HeartNews 4/2019

by Abby Shields
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Dear Friend, I want to start off by saying a huge THANK YOU to all who volunteered, supported, and attended our annual fundraiser, The Heart and Soul Gala, at The Greystone. It was a wonderful evening of fun and dancing that celebrated family, marriage, and the work of the ministry over the past 12 years. […]

HeartNews 3/2019

by Abby Shields
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Dear Friend, A couple of weeks ago, the NHLB staff met with our Board for our annual vision meeting. It was a sweet time to come together and pray for the work of the ministry as well as discuss vision and goals for the upcoming year. One very important task that was accomplished was to […]

HeartNews 2/2019

by Abby Shields
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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

by Abby Shields
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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

by Abby Shields
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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

by Abby Shields
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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

by Abby Shields
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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

by Abby Shields
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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 […]