I prayed for a long time about the name of the ministry God had placed in my heart. Not just any name would do, it had to have meaning. On March 7, 2014, I was reading Genesis 6 and when I came to verse 8 it caused me to pause, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” As I looked up the meaning of grace I read that it meant favor. I believe that we have favor with God, and that it is because of his saving grace that we can have relationship with him. This verse made me think back to a time when my boy was small and we were just getting established in a place of our own.
On August 30, 1994 I walked into the Crisis Pregnancy Center at 1:00 PM. I remember how scared I had been to make that appointment, but I was even more scared as I walked into that little house in downtown Rochester. I remember what I wore: a navy romper, from The Limited, that zipped up the back and white Keds. It was my Freshman year of college, I was 17 years old, and I had never felt so alone in my entire life.