Every Day Prolife Common Sense & Empowerment

Every day we ask ourselves the same thing you ask us as we sift through angst and doubt; we wade through deceit and flawed decision makers: WHY? Precious time is scarce, every day the unborn have to wait it out to see if they can survive ‘choice’. Every day. Can you imagine living every day of your life wondering if it’s your last one because someone else has the ability and power to murder you?

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.” Thomas Paine, Founding Father of the United States of America.

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Every day we are faced with so-called ‘settled law’ of abortion. And every day we consider the unborn lives hanging in the balance and know that the ‘law’ has always been wrong. According to a bunch of black robed men, the Constitution was a just a bit of jargon that has no basis for every American’s right to life and liberty. For that, every person in America should be aware that if there is no right to life and liberty in the womb, how is it that any born American has any right to life or liberty OUTSIDE the womb? Even so, there is a true culture of death, one that spans the entire gestation of the pregnancy – and beyond.

Every day prolifers are quite aware of the ‘law’. Every single day prolifers debate both man’s law and the Law of God. While progressives force feed us for their so-called ‘progress’, conservatives continue to battle for our fought for freedoms and right to life in a country that pulled away from tyranny 239 years ago – only to be thrown onto the front lines of the culture wars.

And while proaborts and progressives survive on their own set of rules, Christians abide by and set Godly precedent for generations to come. Our generations are dwindling at an alarming rate because OF ‘settled law’. But we have God. And if the ‘law’ of the day would have been enacted, an unmarried pregnant Mary would have been stoned to death. Mercy and Grace withstood, our precious Jesus born to the most virtuous in spite of what was the ‘law’ of the day. The Law of God goes without fanfare but it does resonate like a the sound of the shofar, a call to ACTION, the sound of the coming Christ:

27 “And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, 28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:27-29

The battle lines drawn, the outcome is already known; but we fight for even just the one. Every day.

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Empty Sidewalk, Full Lot, FULL PEWS.

While thinking about what another sidewalk counselor said about the empty sidewalk, I came across this:

“Teach me to to suffer, Lord, rather than let me sin to escape suffering.” ~ Rolley Haggard

Spoke volumes. Way too many Christians want to escape suffering, to hide from it. Christ suffered, but a lot of Christians have no intention of suffering for the cause of Christ.

Indeed, there is a remnant within the remnant:

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

This Christian life is not ours because we are not our own [Rom 14:7-9, 1Cor 6:19] – we were created for a purpose that was chosen for us before we were ever within our mother’s womb [Jer 1:5].

My dear Christian, you have NO excuse. NONE.

While at my ordination, I mentioned that our ministry is a Prolife Missionary Ministry. I got the ‘huh’ look and said that I witness on the sidewalk of abortion facilities and speak for the unborn at the statehouse, town square and churches. Instead of someone saying “What can I do” or “How can I help” or “Can you tell my church about this”, I received the pre-recorded “Thank you for what you do”. Dismal, just dismal. All of these Pastors and their wives practically ignored me because this ministry isn’t in a climate controlled church, thus has no value: “Teach me to to suffer, Lord, rather than let me sin to escape suffering.”

“…Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge –  by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith.” 1Timothy 6:20-21

My dear Pastor, YOU are not your own, mimicking patterned services with little to do with outreach ministries is NOT what church is. Further, if you think church is a building, then you don’t know your Bible OR Jesus.

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” Col 1:18

Empty sidewalk, FULL pews, FULL lot. Every car in the lot of the abortion facility represents a life lost THAT DAY.

Nearly every car in this lot represents a life lost to abortion....that day.
Nearly every car in this lot represents a life lost to abortion….that day.

‘Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.’ [Matthew 19:13-15]

The Ghosts of Sidewalk Ministry

Divisiveness is what kills a great outreach. It’s the best excuse that Pastors use to stay away from an uncomfortable ministry at the abortion facilities – AND laziness. So, this prompted me to tell the short story of how this Evangelical Christian was moved to get into Prolife Ministry by Catholics and others.

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PROLIFE WARRIORS

Many so-called prolife ministries want to be so divisive that they step over the dead aborted babies to get to the prolifer that’s ‘doing it wrong’. These people use a Bible with pages missing to further their agenda. This has been ongoing, nothing new…but it definitely needs to stop, particularly when violence erupts from this cult. Read that here.

How did you get into prolife ministry? For me, I had three life changing moments:

  1. I saw a man, alone, carrying a huge crucifix pacing in front of what looked like an office building. I realized it was an abortion facility. I had to face my own abortion, I had to face God and repent, and I finally met that faithful witness years later. [Thanks to Richard Mahoney]
  2. I went to my first 40 Days for Life rally. Bryan Kemper of Stand True [youth director of Priests for Life] was the speaker, I was scared to death to face this publicly, I was asked to join the 40 Days leadership team a year later. [Thanks to the 40 Days team]
  3. I was asked to testify for the Heartbeat Bill. I told my post abortive testimony in both committees at the Ohio Statehouse for the Heartbeat Bill. My story was now part of public record for everyone to hear, no going back. Testifying for this bill catapulted me into full time prolife ministry. [Thanks to Janet Porter and my husband]
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PROLIFE WARRIORS

In these three points there was no mention of a church helping me or the prolife movement in any way. We received some well wishes and monetary support, but no one showed up on the sidewalk more than once. This is when we realized that this prolife ministry is a remnant within the remnant and on our own.

Too many people in the evangelical world rests on their blessed assurance saying that prolife ministry is a ‘catholic thing’, too political and/or controversial. On this side of the pulpit, we call it LAZY and selective.

KEEPLIFELEGALProlife ministry is a GOSPEL thing, it is bringing the message of Jesus Christ to the street and the sidewalk. Pastors need to come out from behind the pulpit and do the work that Jesus did: Taking the message of hope to the lost, the hopeless, and the afflicted TO the street and TO the sidewalk. Evangelicals are called judgmental by many, but it’s the evangelical Pastors who have already judged prolife ministry as an offense to their church. ABORTION IS AN OFFENSE! And Pastors that do nothing offends ME and has deemed unborn life to be not as important as themselves or their coffers.

In the area in which we live and minister, over 800K people and HUNDREDS of churches surround ONE ABORTION FACILITY and still hardly anyone comes while some claim to be prolife. 

A great example: a woman at the Heartbeat Bill Prayer Rally said she is part of a 8000 member mega church in the Columbus area and said to me that they don’t do anything prolife outside of the church property lines, and for that she feels they are lacking. She’s right. And I am the first person that will tell you I appreciate outreaches that supply clothes, formula and diapers…but they hide behind a huge pulpit rather than stepping out to the two abortion facilities within their city limits to spread the GOSPEL which saves LIVES

I am so thankful that God directed me to this ministry which has TOTALLY offended my family – but the Bible says that in these last days this would happen because:

“v48 For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more……v51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. v52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three.v 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Luke 12:48, 12:51-53

Abortion and prolife ministry is an offense to the Church rather than a ministry opportunity to changes lives.

My dear prolife friends and ministers who continue to be in this fight for LIFE, be ENCOURAGED! We are few in number but great in the eyes of God!

“v19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; v20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. v21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

See you on the sidewalk ~ rev katherine

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A Good Shepherd or an Entertainer?

Pastors tell me they are prolife. They say that they preach it…..but where are they?

“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ezekiel 34:2

PASTORS: Are you shepherding your flock or leading them down a road of hyper-grace? Pastor, if your church is not active in prolife ministry, you are in grievous error. Ignoring the abortion epidemic will not make it go away. Where, then, are you leading your flock? Certainly not to the sidewalk or prolife related activities.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” John 10:1

Pastor, are you aware that where you go your flock will follow? Then it’s YOU that does not want to promote a culture of LIFE on the sidewalk or in your church. Don’t tell me that saying ‘abortion is wrong’ now and then in a sermon and that gets you off the hook. Babies and women are dying in abortion facilities and some of those moms probably came from your church.

“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:4

The public sidewalk in front of the abortion facility is exactly that, PUBLIC, that anyone can come and pray peacefully: 

‘We are called to do an uncommon thing on a common sidewalk for a people that despise us.’ theREV

“You’re doing it wrong,” Pastors say. Nothing is further from the truth. One of the biggest excuses Evangelical Pastors give for not being on the sidewalk or creating prolife ministry groups is that other denominations would have the nerve to show up, too. It’s a common justification within Evangelical churches to stay away from anything that might ‘soil’ their vestments.

What would Jesus do? He’d show up with His sheep girded with truth and righteousness.

“For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Acts 20:27-28

At KeepLifeLegal, we are a nondenominational Evangelical Christian ministry dedicated to the preservation of LIFE from fertilization to natural death. Within that, we are also dedicated to the traditional natural family and marriage as it is defined in the Bible. We preach the Finished Work of Christ [John 3:3 & 3:16, Romans 10:9] 

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” 1Peter 5:2-4

Pray to end abortion, evangelize to save the lost, teach with the Word of GOD.

Also see:

Now We’re Prolife
Abortion Position in the Denominational Church, part 1
Abortion Position in the Denominational Church, part 2
The Revelation of LIFE
The Message of LIFE: What Every Pastor Should Know

No Abortion Saturdays

I live in a town that is LAZY. This town is SO LAZY that no one stops to give us the finger and assorted foul tirades face-to-face…they just slow down some and speed right up when they see my camera. I’ve heard women screaming at us while her children are in the back seat, men of all ages cursing; my favorite ‘comment’ was being called a filthy teabagger. Hilarious…that’s probably the coolest compliment I’ve had in ever.

Matthew 7:15-20 says, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

Teabagger they said, and I am known by my fruits of what I do AND don’t do. I stand up for the Constitutional rights of free speech, freedom OF religion and the right to LIFE on the sidewalk and in my daily life. Thusly, those that show up or don’t show up to counter-protest are known by their fruits OR lack thereof. Church Sign

Conversely, the prochoicer can believe themselves to be the bearer of good fruit but I assure you that God does NOT. God does not order or condone the death of unborn children for any reason nor does He advocate birth control. God loved His creation of mankind so much that He made US in HIS image, thereby taking the ‘reproductive healthcare’ quotient OUT of the equation for those that either use or accept the use for birth control. Why, you ask: Because birth control causes people to use sex as a pastime instead of what it was intended to do – use within the boundary of marriage and TO have children. Birth control produces unplanned children which are more likely TO be aborted rather than not.

Oh, you think I’m some kind of religious zealot? You’re close…I’m a JESUS FREAK and I profess the Gospel.

However, this abortion facility is closed on Saturdays. If it were open on Saturday we would get more of the fair-weather prochoicers…not in the morning when the moms would show up for their killing appointments. As I said, earlier, I live in a LAZY town.

I have never seen anything like this zombie-like laziness, no one will do anything but has busloads of opinions and plenty of finger-waggin’. This place has become like the Walking Dead, devouring the brains of the lethargic and comatose – in and out of the church, for both the prolife ministry AND the prochoice ‘movement’.

If you are prolife, GET OUT AND PRAY, tell others and be a part of what God has for you. If your church is not cooperating, SHOW UP ANYWAY:

“The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.” Proverbs 26:16