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BOOK REPORT: Not All Pastors are #Prolife

I read books by Evangelical Pastors intermittently throughout my regular Bible reading and keeping up with current events. I don’t always agree with their ‘personal’ theology but when it steps on the toes of God and unborn children, I put on the brakes.

I purchased a book called the Audacity of Prayer. It’s filled with real testimonies of Christians with real medical issues and emergencies and how prayer brought them the miracle they needed. I love the encouragement that testimonies give us. However, there are Christians who truly believe that what happened to them was from God….but that’s not always so.

I was about two thirds through the book when a Chapter dedicated to a childless couple seeking to have children said they received their miracle children…through artificial means. In this particular instance, it was artificial insemination. Considering these people are dedicated Evangelical Christians and believed this to be of God was mind-blowing to me…especially because a Pastor that wrote this book didn’t seem to think this was not only wrong, but playing God and being God.

It’s one thing to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling“, but it’s quite another to act as God and/or nod in approval as Pastor.

NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that it’s okay to allow a third party to assist in child making. In other words, IVF and artificial insemination.

However, the Bible does touch on adoption: “And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, ‘Because I drew him out of the water’,” [Exodus 2:10].

There is biblical precedent for adoption. Adoption would have been the Godly thing to do. There are so many children these people could have blessed with a loving forever home rather than build themselves up using artificial means. That is not biblical or prolife.

God is not pleased with ANYONE acting on His behalf, particularly with those created in His Image. God is not pleased with ANYONE murdering his creation with abortion or creating their own ‘creation’. HE is GOD, we are not.

The Pastor that wrote this book needs to realize that he put his stamp of approval on artificial creation. I sincerely hope he sees his wrong. To summarize: This Pastor is NOT prolife.

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Vigil Doesn’t Stop.

40 Days for Life’s Spring 2014 Campaign ended this last Sunday. We had our rally to celebrate and commemorate LIFE and our results during that time. We had turnaways, three days the facility shut down unexpectedly, AND the facility manager QUIT. And while her departure is great news, she will be replaced.

Yes, the vigil for 40 Days if over but the job at hand is NOT over! Yesterday was one of the busiest days I’ve seen in a long time. The parking lot was overflowing. One of the worst things I see at the facilities is these guys dropping off women to abort while they sit in their cars chatting someone up on their cell phones laughing and smoking. Their baby is being murdered, torn from their mother’s body and they laugh.

I saw a man drop off a woman that left to pick up the money order for the abortion. He got out of the car, head down, wiping away tears. And even though this was hard to see, this man is still accountable for the death of this child because he did not stop it.

Precious few people will tell us if they decided to not abort. To that I have always said to look through spiritual eyes and let God have the results. If He wants us to know them, I assure you, He will. Remember, giving up is NOT an option.

However, now that 40 Days is over, it’s time to gear up for the summer, get the supplies needed and praying up.  Sidewalk counseling/prayer vigils are exhausting but exhilarating! Doing what God has called you to do is never without public disdain but it is a JOY, nevertheless.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44

As a prolifer, I’m all in. As a Christian, I’m all in. I bought the field and will cultivate it in the name of Jesus.

Don’t let the 40 Days Campaign be in vain, we need you on the sidewalk more than ever! It is proven that when more of us show up, abortion facilities close! They are a business FIRST, when the money slows, they close.

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Surviving the Abortion Agenda & Misogyny

A blogger wrote: “The prochoice movement has failed women. The prolife movement has failed women. We have all failed women.” Everyone has failed being a friend, boyfriend, spouse, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle to women in crisis. But what really hurts me is that as a woman we are totally dependent on other’s opinions and decisions regarding our own lives. And what happens? Their decisions become our decisions. Their agendas become our agendas. Then, it’s easy to see who created the so-called war on women.

Women are miserable failures. Just ask the Samaritan Woman.

KEEPLIFELEGALConsidering there are over 60 MILLION abortion deaths since 1973 [that we know of], I’d say that we are leaving the decision making to people that feel we are not worthy enough to be a mother or a girlfriend or a wife.

The truth is that women have failed themselves by listening to an agenda rather than God, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” [John 4:29]

The enemy seeks women because God made us life-bearers. The Messiah would come from a woman and the devil tried for thousands of years to keep that from happening: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel,” [Gen 3:15]

Knowing is half the battle? It should be. But we are so self-willed and gullible of what others want that we cave…badly. It goes back to the constant affirmation that women and girls feed on to survive. It’s like the air we need to breathe; “Abort? Okay, if YOU think it’s the right thing for ME to do.” Women and girls secretly believe that if we do what everyone else wants, they’ll be our best friends forever. But all we really did was CAVE to their selfish personal agenda and we are left to deal with the mess for the rest of OUR lives.

Yes, KNOWING is half the battle to win the WAR:

v2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
v3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
v4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

It’s so obvious that the world seeks our submission to their agenda:

v5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter;
They talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who will see them?”
v6 They devise iniquities: We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

Agenda is not what we need when in crisis, we need GOD:

v7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they shall be wounded.
v8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue;
All who see them shall flee away.
v9 All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider His doing.

But God is GOOD; He warns us and protects us:

v10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
And all the upright in heart shall glory. [Psalm 64:2-10]

Abortion is never the answer to crisis. Women are better than that but first we have to BELIEVE we are better than that. Regardless if you are a Christian or not, agnostic or spiritual, the Word of God is what will strengthen women from the inside out REGARDLESS of what her past is.

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#321 DAY: The Pressure to Abort, Just in Case.

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day…#321 Day.  As ‘no exceptions’ prolifers, we are to love them all; the sidewalk is not segregated. We are determined to defeat the scourge of abortion and bring better awareness that all of God’s children are GOD’s, right on the sidewalk of abortion facilities everywhere.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

KEEPLIFELEGALIn 1997, I was 35 years old…and surprised with pregnancy I did not expect. I was married, had two sons, my youngest was 5 years old. Since I was ‘old’ regarding child bearing, the doctors tried to prescribe an amniocentesis to check for Down syndrome and other ‘defects’. I gave a resounding NO. I was already post-abortive and knew exactly what it was like to live with it. I said that I do not want to know if something was wrong – I would be his/her mother, no matter what. Doctors are way too quick to give moms the option of abortion – just in case.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

All WAY too often women are given the option – over and OVER again – to abort their preborn child because of an presumed affliction. People only want perfection and the path of least resistance. Few give God a chance to be God.

A famous mom of a Down syndrome child is Sarah Palin. She had the test, she and her husband prepared for their child’s arrival, not demise. Palin said she knew abortion was an option but was able to overcome the fear of the unknown to go ahead with the birth.

And then there’s Noah’s Dad. What he is doing for his son Noah and his family is way more than incredible! They have proven that even young women have children with an extra chromosome. And Noah’s Dad has also proven that it’s not just his journey but Noah’s journey as well. We tend to forget that it is the child that has Down Syndrome, not the parents. It’s our job AS A FAMILY to be the family he or she needs.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” explains that WE, not just the wanted or perfect, are HIS [Eph 2:10]…..AND that EVERYONE has a plan that God has given them. Is there any affliction that God cannot overcome? NEVER.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

Amniocentesis and diagnostic ultrasound along with many other ‘tests’ are there to determine if a ‘therapeutic’ abortion is an option, not to prepare for the child’s birth. I remember all too well the look on my doctor’s face when I told her no test. Ironically, SHE was pregnant, too.

Protect ALL of our unborn, remember to pray and come to the sidewalk…we need you to help save Down Syndrome….ALL of the babies. Click here to see other resources.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The TRUE Culture of Death

It is my intention and hope that I can bring light upon a subject seldom spoken of – the fact that abortion not only kills a child, but also creates a generational culture of death within families and communities at large.

Abortion has been a part of my life since my own mother forced me to abort my unborn child when I was a teenager. Through her own pain of being coerced to abort her own ‘wanted’ child two years prior, my pregnancy made her hate my own baby even more. My mother created a generational culture of death that continues to this day.

I am post abortive; I am also a sibling to an aborted child, a grandmother to an aborted child, an aunt to an aborted child AND a cousin to an aborted child….but this is not as unique as it should be. Recent statistics show that at least 1 in 4 women are post-abortive and half of those have had multiple abortions; and many of them are a sibling or grandparents to a child lost to abortion death; and even more so, knows a friend that has aborted. Then statistically, nearly everyone has been touched by abortion. EVERYONE.

Abortion has made a generational culture of death throughout 4 generations of my family and my story is not unique. I see this all the time at the abortion facility I pray at; generations will gather like murderous vultures to bring one woman to murder her unborn child. Abortion was never a woman’s choice…it’s her boyfriend’s choice, her mom’s choice, her grandmother’s choice, etc. Make no mistake; there is a generational culture of death because abortion is available.

If my mother heard the heartbeat or saw an ultrasound of her unborn grandchild she may have relented and allowed me to have my baby, breaking the generational curse of abortion in my family. Passing prolife laws saves lives and break the culture of death; teaching our families and friends about the culture of LIFE saves lives, serving on the sidewalk of abortion facilities saves lives…..if  churches would preach the culture of LIFE rather than hiding behind a pulpit that speaks a seeker message we could be in the fast track to finally abolish abortion.

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9

Please come to the sidewalk, please talk to your family, and PLEASE talk to your Pastor – it could save LIVES and break the generational curse of death called abortion.

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40 Days for LIFE – What’s YOUR Intention?

Today starts the 2014 Spring Campaign for 40 Days for Life. Awaken the conscience of YOUR community!

What’s YOUR intention? Are you post-abortive? Were you ever abortion-minded? Have you lost a sibling or family member to abortion? Then 40 Days for Life is for you! This is an opportune time to come and peacefully pray, grieve, and be a life-minded witness to abortion-minded women and men! 40 Days for Life vigils changes lives and save lives!

I don’t know how to do this! No problem, let the Word of God guide you to doing what we are called to do as Christians [Rom 12:9-16]:

v9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 
v10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
v11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; v12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
v13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
v14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 
v15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 
v16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

From the 40 Days site:

“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

40 Days for Life“40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.”

Cooperation is KEY. Everyone is welcome: Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, everyone! This is not about ecumenicism, it is COOPERATION to share the sidewalk. I know that many people, some I know personally, will not stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk and that’s too bad. We should never let personal agenda keep us from being a faithful witness on the sidewalk to save lives.

During a 40 Days for Life campaign, you may come as an individual or with a church group to pray as you wish TO END ABORTION. We are all there for the same thing, to save our unborn from abortion death.

You may see KeepLifeLegal’s Statement of Faith here and Purpose & Vision here.

This is what you SHOULD NOT DO:

  • Yell at anyone; the pre-abortive, coercers, abortionists, passers-by, etc.
  • Persecute other faithful witnesses; This is a cooperation on the sidewalk
  • Be combative for any reason; if anyone is combative with each other on the sidewalk, it does not show our heart toward saving the unborn. It is confusing to the pre-abortive.

This is what you SHOULD DO: 

  • Purpose to be at the sidewalk as often as you can.
  • Be a prayerful faithful witness.
  • Did I say SHOW UP? We really want to see you there!

It has been proven that when people show up at abortion facilities, they CLOSE. These facilities can’t handle the constant prayerful vigil for LIFE. It proves what they do is wrong and needs to stop.

Sign up for the 40 Days for Life updates daily during the vigil here.
Find your location for your local vigil here.
Get the 40 Days book! I have mine :)

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From Auschwitz to Churchwitz | BreakPoint

[SOURCE] | By: Rolley Haggard|Published: February 21, 2014

For Millions, Our Steeples Are Smokestacks

Returning home from a recent business trip, I flew over the city purported to have more churches per square mile than any other in America. As I gazed down sleepily at the numberless steeples checkering the landscape and dimly pondered their equivocal significance, I was suddenly startled awake by a strange transformation occurring before my incredulous eyes: The spires of the church buildings had morphed into so many cruciform chimneys belching skyward an almost palpable, smoke-like darkness.

Only the darkness wasn’t smoke. What I saw ascending to heaven from each sanctuary was praise—the grotesquely incongruous praise of Christians worshiping a God they fancied demanded no remorse and no repentance for doing precious little to stop the extermination of the most vulnerable of His children.

* * *

If you’re as old as I am, you will recall: We swore we would never forget the German death camps. We swore we would never let them be rebuilt. We swore we would never let such a monstrously evil thing happen again. Not on our watch. No, not ever.

But, effectively, we did forget the death camps. We let their equivalent be rebuilt in America’s 850 abortion clinics. We let the monstrously evil thing happen again, in spades. History has repeated itself by powers of 10. For where the Nazis had their 6 million victims, we have on our hands the blood of 60 million.

Not a day passes that I don’t ask myself, how, in the name of all that is holy, have we let this happen? How, from week to week, are we able to assemble in houses of worship and, with ostensibly clear consciences, preach and hear sermons and sing songs about the love of God, when we are so fantastically out of touch with what the love of God is all about? What happened to caring for “the least of these”? Where is our love for them?

I know, you’re weary of hearing the now-almost-emptied-of-meaning comparison to Hitler’s systematic extermination of those he considered untermenschen: the “less than humans.” Believe me, I’m weary of drawing the comparison. Not because it doesn’t fit; it does. But because it no longer produces outrage. Witnessing Christian apathy on abortion makes me wonder if Auschwitz enraged us not so much for the depth as for the novelty of its evil. After all, we weren’t accustomed in the 1940s to mass-produced, assembly-line murder. These days we are.

I say “we,” because it is we—Christians—who could bring about a swift end to the abortion holocaust if we really wanted to. But 40-plus years of deafening pulpit silence argues we don’t really want to.

Christians are quick to say they believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, but most do little, practically, to incarnate that belief and help change ours from a culture of death to a culture of life. Most are pro-life in belief but not in action. Most do little to actually help abolish abortion.

Remarking on the failure of the church to do little more than deal with the effects of great evil after the fact, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “We are not simply to bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”

If we were serious about ending abortion, we could easily drive a spoke into the wheels of the machinery that drives Christian apathy and inaction. I’ve outlined an embarrassingly simple One- Minute Strategy to End Abortion that I believe would work—if only pastors would implement it.

But many American pastors and churchgoers are more offended that responsibility and blame should be laid at their feet than that 3,500 babies a day are being put to death. This, by itself, ought to be a potent wake-up call that there is something horribly wrong with a Christianity more upset by what it considers unfair defamation and wrongly placed blame than it is by the mass extermination of its little neighbors.

But is the blame wrongly placed?

In common jurisprudence, when you have a duty to prevent the commission of a crime but fail to make the effort, you are complicit in its commission. You are what’s known as an accomplice. Christ’s brother Jamesput it this way: “The one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.” We know the right thing to do.

Yet we persist in being willing accomplices to the evil of our age. We could end our silence on abortion, but we don’t want to pay the price for standing up and speaking out on behalf of those who can’t defend themselves. We prefer an “abundant life” Christianity that includes all the blessings but none of the suffering Christ promised His followers they would face if they were true to Him.

We have become expert at devising reasons why we can’t make the abolition of abortion a church priority. So expert, in fact, that if every baby aborted in America were Jewish, we would be the pride of Hitler’s SS for sanctioning their obscene “final solution” with our steadfast refusal to oppose it. What a testimony.

* * *

As my plane touched down on familiar soil, I found myself haunted by the opening words of a contemporary Christian song. I recalled, with no little irony, that it had been the theme song of the recent Missions Conference at my church, my own dear church:

Carry the light
Carry the light
Go and tell the children they are precious in His sight . . .

Suddenly, I was weeping bitterly for them.

But even more bitterly for the precious children.

Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint. [SOURCE]

Thanks you Rolley for another great article. Your insight in the holocaust of our time is incredible. Most people do not understand that hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of churches surround abortion facilities in the United States and do nothing to stop the abortion apocalypse.  Press on, Brother! ~ Rev. Katherine

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Christian Prolife Position from the Pastor’s Wife

There are no coincidences, God has His reasons for people meeting – even on the sidewalk.

A young woman stopped by today at the abortion facility, on the facility side of the sidewalk in their parking lot. She wanted to debate the signs that are used with Viv, our anchor sidewalk counselor. Apparently this woman believed the ‘signs made people feel bad’. And to Viv’s credit, these were ‘unborn development’ signs, not the graphic aborted signs that are usually used. vdaysign

Her position was that Jesus would never do this to women….the signs and people trying to counsel abortion-minded women, coming to the sidewalk that is. It is an incredible thing that people still believe Jesus to be some kind of weakling who would not defend the lives of unborn babies or anything uncomfortable. But the incredible part is that this young woman complaining we are not being Christ-like is a Pastor’s wife. Yes, a PASTOR’S WIFE.

“And I am a Christian,” she said, “and a Pastor’s wife.” She did not help her position but it did tell the tale of why Christians and Churches don’t show up to defend God’s creation.

The gloves came off when she told me she ‘could eat my lunch’ with scripture to defend her herself and Jesus…and that’s all I needed. I promptly let her know that ‘Reverend’ is in front of my name, ordained and licensed. I also let her know that she, her pastor husband and their church are not here standing in the gap to defend and protect the image of God: unborn children. I told her she needs to go back to the first chapter of Romans to remind herself how God feels about people that “also approve of those who practice them” [Rom 1:18-32].

They are in grave error; choosing to ignore the plank in their own eye is why they can’t see the truth:

“v3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? v4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? v5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5

I gave her plenty to think about. God brought this Pastor’s wife to us so that He can break her comfort zone and break her heart over the daily murder of His creation. This article is not meant to bring condemnation to her [I am NOT God] but to bring awareness of what God really wants from her and the rest of us: OBEDIENCE.

Over 4000 unborn babies die every day because the church lays silent. The church always rests on what is comfortable rather than do what God called them to do. God NEVER calls anyone to do what is comfortable…EVER. 

What wouldn’t Jesus do?  NOT show up. If Jesus turned over the money-changers tables in the temple, do you really believe Jesus would allow His creation to be disarticulated within the womb? “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword“, Matthew 10:34.

Then, what WOULD Jesus do? SHOW UP at the sidewalk and tell abortion-minded women they are killing His creation. Then Jesus would go to your ‘church’ and let them know they are NOT practicing or living His two commandments:

“v30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. v31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

If the Church stays silent, abortion will never end. We try to contact and connect with churches all the time to help stand it the gap as Christ would but none call back, none show up.

I think that beam is so big in the Church’s eye that it can’t see past it to see their own error of not ministering to the ‘least of these’:

“v44 Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ v45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’” Matthew 25:44-45

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To the Abortion-minded, Let the Created Speak.

It’s almost the weekend again – it’s that part of the week when most people have those few precious moments to think the hard things and research solutions to ‘fix’ them. I’m a researcher, analyzer and over-thinker. I pre-organize my thoughts (is that even possible….), and if it’s fixable – and everything is – I’ll likely have an outline to write down and study.

chalkingBut now, where you tread, you are abortion minded – whether you are pregnant or know someone who is, you are researching.

In the very best of circumstances or in the worst of situations, a pregnancy is created by God. You think your pregnancy may be the worst thing that can happen right now, but did you know this unborn child is eternally known by God…forever?

‘Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:26-28, NKJV)

Can you possibly fathom what God may look like? Has anyone ever seen God? “God created man in his OWN image” the Bible says. YOU are created in His image and so is your baby.

Abortion kills the Created.

God is the Creator. God is perfect; therefore everything that is created is perfect. An unborn child you may consider being a fluke or defected was lovingly created and entrusted to you to give Him glory, not you. What is perfect in the eyes of mankind is not necessarily perfect in God’s eyes.

People that tell you to abort don’t have to live with the decision, but you do.

Researching is a good thing! It shows due diligent thought and process in decision making. But did you research the reasons why you put yourself a situation to get pregnant? Did you take the time to count the costs? Of course not…but now your unborn baby has to die for your momentary lapse in judgment?

About 3 weeks into pregnancy, your baby already has a heartbeat.

You are worrying about what God has already taken care of because He takes care of His created:

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:25-26, NKJV)

I am the created. So are you. Defend your baby – he/she is trusting you to.

Pray to END abortion.

Our Prolife Year in Review, 2013

WOW! What a year it has been! Much has happened in the prolife movement in 2013 as well as this prolife ministry. We’ve seen division, communion, and revelation…but most of all we’ve seen lives saved and changed!

This year I had the distinct honor to be a part of what God has set aside for me as well as this ministry. I take what He has given me with precious humbleness of spirit and thankfulness. I cannot do this without Him. Period. I give God all the honor and praise.

I was able to travel a bit this year to see other prolife ministries and organizations fight this horrific child killing massacre called abortion. I so enjoyed seeing others come to sidewalks and abortion facilities to pray and counsel.

IF YOU DON’T SEE THE ARMY YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THERE IS A WAR. Get on the sidewalk, PRAY…but most of all SHOW UP. Abortion facilities close when good legislation is passed WITH outloud public awareness which affects the abortionists wallet. No money closes facilities.

OBSERVATION: While on a recent trip up north, I flipped through radio channels and came across a prolife program!! I listened intently and was thankful that someone has the fortitude to have such a program. Being an Evangelical Christian, I am disgusted by the Evangelical Church NOT participating or engineering their own prolife ministries and radio programs on Christian radio stations. This particular show I listened to was on EWTN. While I am thankful for such a program and their intent, I am quite dismayed by other ‘Christian’ prolife ministries that shamelessly slam Catholics but do nothing to promote such a program in their own ‘vernacular’ to their targeted audience. All that being said, there is never anything on any other Christian radio channels, ever. EVER.

I attended the NOLA Needs Peace Press Rally last May. It was held next to the site Planned Parenthood is to build their new 7000 sqft killing center. Great speakers like Mary Matilin and Abby Johnson spoke as well as other prolife organizers and clergy. Every news station came. New Orleans will be changed forever because of a handful of Progressive Democrat women in New Orleans City Council who determined that NOLA needs a Planned Parenthood REGIONAL abortion center. New Orleans needs PEACE, not more abortion! To the best of my knowledge, Louisiana has three abortion facilities and ironically Planned Parenthood is not one of them…but now they will be a major player that is trying to get the ‘mom & pop’ abortion facilities to close so they can capture the market. And also know that the ‘market’ includes Mississippi which GRATEFULLY has only one abortion facility located in Jackson – and that on is slated to close. What Planned Parenthood is doing in Louisiana is a sales move, not helping women in crisis. Women need to be counseled, not pointed to the killing facility to relieve their ‘problem’ with a life long permanent solution of child death.

But God is GOOD! The rally was not the only reason I was supposed to be in NOLA: One day back in the year 2005, I was forever changed by seeing an army of one, a lone man carrying a huge crucifix outside of an abortion facility in Baton Rouge. Because of this man, I have this ministry today. At the New Orleans Press Rally, I was finally able to meet this man and his wife for the very first time. I cannot tell you how blessed I was to be able to tell someone how their simple act of praying on a sidewalk changed my life forever. Richard, I cannot thank you enough!

Nearby in Baton Rouge I was wonderfully blessed to witness and counsel at their local abortion facility shoulder to shoulder with the man I met in New Orleans. The counselors there were wonderfully warm and loving, every one of them! They came from different backgrounds and each had different stories that brought them there. I am so excited to see 8 lives changed in the three days I was able to be there. I am planning another trip next year, hopefully two.

And then to the Lone Star State! In July we were able to go to Austin for the big prolife rally on the steps of the Texas Statehouse! INCREDIBLE to see a SEA of blue everywhere for LIFE! We met many people from other states that came on their own while the opposition was PAID to be there to try and secure legal baby killing throughout the entire pregnancy. We met Abby Johnson and Carol Everett as well as many life-minded state legislators. We were hosted by an incredible prolife family that loves above and beyond! God knows what  He’s doing….I love their family dynamic and I have purposed to do the same for my own home; God Bless you Sue! But BEST of all was going with great friends! Thanks Bobbi and Jeannette for what you do! WHEW…thank the Lord for the travel ninja.

And then there’s the sidewalk. In this year of 2013, I dedicated myself to the sidewalk besides speaking from time to time and running this ministry. God has directed me to go where no other prolifers wants to go. I played the ‘intent’ game too…but all I received for all of my hard work of avoiding the sidewalk was Godly chastisement. The sidewalk is an interesting thing; it’s peaceful and at the same time full of demonic forces trying to kill innocent flesh. I am blessed to witness with two of the best most faithful counselors in history but I wish I could say we enlisted more people. The sidewalk is a common place where we do the uncommon. It’s hard. But in a good way. AND WE LOVE IT. Viv and Holly..you guys bless me and this community. Thank you for your service!

40 Days for LIFE is one my ‘babies’. Our local group always includes KeepLifeLegal with their rallies and groups. I am blessed beyond measure by 40 Days! I’m impressed by their commitment and cooperation with all that want to join and pray PEACEFULLY. I encourage everyone that is scared of the sidewalk to come during a 40 Days campaign to be with others that come peacefully and prayerfully.

And then there’s the…opposition? Yes, there is division in the prolife movement and HOW SAD IS THAT besides embarrassing. I will never understand why other ‘ministries’ try to thin the herd by false doctrine AND intimidation. We need more in the army not less. But I see the prochoice side do this, too. They scream and intimidate women by means birthed by the Nazis. When a ‘movement’ or ‘ministry’ follows a man or woman rather than God, you have stepped out of the absolute will of God. PERIOD. To summarize, I see three camps in prolife ministry and I have the ability to see the differences and accept that I may not change what you believe. BUT I will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each and every one of you on the sidewalk TO SAVE LIVES, not battle you.

But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 3:25

87 abortion facilities have CLOSED in 2013! Issue advocacy, prayer and diligence works. There are too many people trying to call the shots from the sidelines rather than getting in the game. Opinions are GREAT…but so are results. Thanks to Troy Newman, Bryan Kemper and Mark Crutcher; TRUE prolife heros in the trenches of a post abortive America.

WHAT’S UP FOR 2014 you’re asking? In my local community, we have a ‘right to life’ organization that does NOTHING. They turn their noses up and away from just about any prolife legislation because the statewide RTL says to. BUT NOT THIS MINISTRY!

We are going to be announcing SOON a new and improved Right to Life organization/ministry in this community that will be in the public eye, the public square and in the craw of those that oppose us. I am personally dedicated to bring real AWARENESS to the death camp called an abortion clinic in my community by way of open prayer vigils, issue advocacy, partnering with real prolife ministries and orgs, and sidewalk counseling when the facility is open, and not just on the warm sunny days. There are way too many fair-weather prolifers here that have great big opinions and never backs it up.

AND: PREDESTINATION MYTH BUSTED…you know who you are“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2Peter 3:9

My Bible is a book of LIFE, not choice. We preach Christ crucified, we preach LIFE. And above all, PRAY.

Let’s make 2014 a year that will astonish millions one day that finally ended abortion!

Happy New Year from KeepLifeLegal and may God richly Bless you!

Pray to END abortion.
Pray to END abortion.