Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Game Night @ NBHomes

Never a dull moment at the New Beginnings kitchen table. Our current favorite game is Dutch Blitz! 

Exciting Chance to WIN

This year our ministry is raising support and awareness by selling $3 raffle tickets to enter a drawing to win this beautiful, locally crafted quilt!
All proceeds will benefit New Beginnings Homes. Just click HERE to purchase your raffle tickets OR VISIT US at the annual Victorian Country Christmas event held December 3rd-7th at the Puyallup Fair. 
Be sure to share this opportunity with your friends and explain how New Beginnings Homes mission has been to place value and give hope to women and babies in our region for over 30 years. We walk out our mission through mentorship and housing programs that assist a wide variety of women and children including unplanned pregnancies, single moms & moms placing for adoption.

May your Christmas celebrations be blessed!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Movement Matters

The brisk Autumn air can be bone chilling here in the Pacific Northwest, so every chance the sun is shining and bringing a hint of warmth we try to take advantage! One local venue for getting in a good workout is this sweet spot pictured below. We enjoy the sights and sounds of this park setting while walking the track around a beautiful pond.

Here at New Beginnings Homes regular exercise is a priority! Each woman in our care has opportunities weekly to visit a local gym full of amenities like aerobic classes, pool, and cardio machines.

The physical health of each woman we serve is just as important as any other aspect of whole person wellness. We are so thankful for the partnerships in our community that make this available to our residents and the staff of New Beginnings Homes.

WinterJam 2014 with NBHomes

Gotta love live music!

Ready for a New Beginning!

Thousands worshiping the Lord at the Tacoma Dome. #winterjam
Every so often it’s a blessing for everyone when a planned household outing includes a Christian concert at the Tacoma Dome!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"I Believe" essay by Starr

Starr is a birth mother who placed her newborn son with a loving family! She is 17 and lives in our House of Hope while attending High School. She recently turned in this essay for her English class:
“When I was growing up I was never honest with myself in who I really was as a person. I allowed everyone around me to tell me that I was not good enough or I that will never amount to anything and for the longest time I believed those lies. Because I believed them I became extremely insecure about myself, and I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, I believe you should always be honest with yourself and about who you truly are as a person. It was extremely hard to stand up to the people that were teasing me and talking about me behind my back because I thought no madder how hard I tried to change or speak up it would  not make a difference on how I was treated or viewed. There is more to a person just than there looks, a person’s looks can be here one day and be gone the next but your character and your hart will still be there. You never know what type of background a person is coming from, there could have been some tragic occurrences in their life that were not their fault, but yet people decide to degrade them for something that is not in their control without even getting to know them as a person and not as object. I remember a moment in my life when I allowed the closest people in my life to call me fat, ugly, and not worth anything, and because those lies were constantly spoken over me I quickly stared to believe them. When I became pregnant at the age of fifteen I was asked to leave my home, when I left I moved to a christen based maternity home were the house parents were telling me that I was beautiful , smart , loving, kind , caring, and precious. When I started to hear these truths about myself at first I did not believe them but over time I did start to think that I was worth something and that I was someone amazing and awesome and worth talking to or someone to be around and spend time with. I know exactly how it feels to be put down and be ignored and because I know that I will always speak truth and speak positive words to other people and about myself. That is why I feel you should always be honest with yourself and who you are as a person.”
What an honor to walk alongside this young woman! We thank you for your continued prayers for Starr and all the women and children we serve.
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