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I Just Found Out I am Pregnant – What are the First Five Things I Need to Do

Don’t Panic Though you may be shocked to have a positive pregnancy test don’t allow yourself to go into panic mode.  No good decisions come out of desperation.  When you feel panic coming on use breathing techniques such as deep belly breathing to overcome those initial feelings.  Whatever you are imagining it is likely far […]

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Lutheran Family Service Celebrates Adoption Month by Expanding Services!

Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services now offered in Central and Northern Illinois.

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Finding Your Contentment in the Higher Good

If your contentment comes from politics, you never will be. If it comes from a perfect spouse, a perfect job, or a perfect earthly church, good luck. If your contentment comes in the love of God for you in Christ Jesus, how can you ever be disappointed?

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A Time to Reflect on the Upcoming Holiday Season

by Lutheran Family

While the upcoming holiday season brings warmness to the hearts of many, it can also bring thoughts of stress.

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How Should Christians Engage in Politics?

Some would say that the church and Christians should not be involved. In case you haven’t noticed, the world needs the light of Christian influence!

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Surviving the Storm of Life – Are You Prepared?

Jesus can and does walk with us even when storms are surrounding us and it encourages us to look to him in faith and walk with him; surviving the storm.

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Unexpected Pregnancy – Unsure and Experiencing Doubts

As a birth mother, there are many factors for you to consider, and it is important for you to know that you are not alone throughout those decisions.

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Adoption through the Eyes of a Child, now a Grown Man

Adoption tells the world this child has value. Adoption tells the world we care for this abandoned mother. Adoption tells the world we believe this son deserves to be an heir. Adoption is doing God’s will here on Earth.

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Finding Your “Normal” in the Midst of Life Transitions

by Lutheran Family

Life transitions are challenging because they force us to let go of the familiar and face the future with a feeling of vulnerability. We live in a culture that has taught us to be very uncomfortable with uncertainty, so we are anxious when our lives are disrupted.

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A Moment of Time Amidst the Busy of Back-to-School

by Lutheran Family

Amidst all this back-to-school excitement and behind all the smiling faces on social media, our lives can become so busy. Some weeks you may wonder when you will get to sit down as a family, even just for one meal. As you start this school year off, just remember to take some time to yourself.

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