Well…I took a long time to update my blog again…I am not very good at this whole “blogging thing” but I kept thinking I needed to blog about whats been going on lately (because there have been so many amazing things happening lately) so here I am…
Lately (as I prepared to speak at the Texas Students for Life conference a few weeks ago) I have been thinking about how wonderful and precious life is. Ive been thinking about this since I spoke at First Evangelical Free Church in Austin (the church I grew up going to) and the 6th grade boy raised his hand saying “Your story reminds me of the movie Its A Wonderful Life. Just imagine what wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t been born.” WOW! I am still in awe of him making this connection. And I really can’t imagine…But I decided to make this the theme of my talk for the Texas Students For Life Conference. “Its A Wonderful Life and I Lived To Tell About It”I thought about how Jesus said in Psalm 139 that he knew me BEFORE I was born. And he had EVERY day of my life written in his books. WOW! I was known before I was born….and so were ALL of the babies that you and me pray for that don’t get to experience the gift of life that we do.I thought about the type of people that Jesus spent his time with….Jesus was known, even to non-christians, as a “good man.” He was known for this because he didn’t spend his time getting to know the types of people me (and probably you) spend our time getting to know(people just like us)- He spent his time getting to know and LOVING tax collectors, prostitutes, burglars, cheaters, adulterers, the needy, the sick, the poor….and If Jesus spent his time getting to know and loving these types of people, he probably would have spent his time getting to know and loving women getting abortions, women who are uninformed of abortion alternatives, abortionists who actually perform the abortions and the workers who promote and help offer abortion services…Right? I tend to forget about that….I tend to forget to LOVE these people. Its easy to pray for them. But I need to LOVE them!!!! Because they have LIFE- and remember..LIFE IS WONDERFUL!!!!I went to the Houston Coalition For Life Banquet with my friend Abby Johnson (who spoke)…she is the former Planned Parenthood director…and she said “ABORTION WILL END.” She was confident in this because she knows what it’s like to be loved and prayed for by people on the other side of the fence (or people who think life is way too precious to give up.)Every woman and baby walking into an abortion clinic every single day are in the exact same place and “messy situation” that my birth mother, my twin and I were in 22 years ago….but this time will the baby survive because the mother knows the value of life because she feels LOVE? I hope so.These are all the thoughts I have been having for the past few weeks….this is the message that I feel like I am here to share. People can put a face to what they’re fighting for-the life of innocent babies who were known by their creator long before they were even born.
I am passionate about life & God in a down-to-earth & personal way.