You are the bright spot in this endeavor!

Greetings, Abide family. Many of you have visited our store, New Life Thrift Shop. You know what a great job our manager, Lynn Szelock, does there. Albeit small, it’s an organized and inviting space thanks to the hard work of Lynn...Continued

Hello And Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year!​ No doubt, some of you have been a single parent or were raised by a single parent. I was raised by a single mom and have great respect for those who work hard to do...Continued


This week, we can celebrate together the addition of a new sister in Christ to the family. After much talking and a few tears, a new client has given her life to the Lord. What a miracle! Behind that appointed moment...Continued

An Aunt’s Story of Reconciliation and Hope

Sometimes it's so hard to quantify what we do together with you, our family of support, to impact the lives of people in our community. Many months ago, I met with a wonderful lady whose niece was incarcerated in our local jail....Continued

Time for Transition!

Are you one who is energized by change, or do you prefer to keep the status quo? We've been working away at our own transitions in the office lately, and it's got me thinking about how some changes are exciting...Continued

Moving Ahead

God is faithful!   Our prayers have been answered, our offer has been accepted, and we are moving ahead with the purchase of a church property for use as our maternity home.  Some of you have already had a tour,...Continued

Do We Really Need a Maternity Home?

Greetings! There aren't really homeless pregnant women in this area, are there?  Do we even need a maternity home here?For most of us, it's hard to truly imagine what homelessness would be like because we're completely removed from that potential reality.  Personally, even...Continued