Category Archives: Devotional

Studying the Bible Relationally

Join Keith Ferrin and Betty McDowell as they talk about how you can go from “I should read Scripture” to “I want to read Scripture”. Grab a cup of coffee and meet up with Keith at our upcoming Annual Conference!

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A Christmas Reflection from the Heartbeat Team

Take a moment to pause and reflect with the leaders at Heartbeat International as they talk about what the pregnancy help movement means to them and how we move onward into 2022.

Letter to a Young Bob Foust

Bob Foust, Executive Director of Pregnancy Resource Center in Alabama, was honored at Heartbeat’s Annual Conference with a Servant Leader Award. In this episode, Bob gives us insight into what he has found helpful over the years as a leader — from personality differences, staffing, and training to being honest with the Lord, self, and staff. Listen in as he shares the wisdom he has learned!

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A Letter to My Younger Self: Be Brave, Be Obedient

Brenda Newport attended a volunteer training for a pregnancy center many years ago with no intention of later becoming the Executive Director. Now, it has become a family business! Brenda was honored at Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference with a Servant Leader Award, and also was the recipient of the Andy Merritt Scholarship. She shares the lessons she has learned over the years about saying “yes” to God’s plan, even when she had no idea where to start!

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We Are Messengers – A Message From the Heartbeat Conference

Darren Mulligan of the Christian music group, We Are Messengers gives his personal insight into the work of the pregnancy help movement, and shares encouragement for those serving in this ministry. Join Darren Mulligan and Betty McDowell as they share stories and celebrate Heartbeat International’s 50th birthday!

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Reflections on Milestones

Betty McDowell shares a story from her own family’s past, and how it ties in to our 50th anniversary here at Heartbeat International. Listen in on this reflection that was recorded during our 2021 Annual Conference in Columbus, OH!

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