Sunday, January 27, 2008

Give me a joke!

Posted: Friday January 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm EST by Phil Eddy
Perusing through the blogs at, I came across one posting that really irked me. Entitled "Survivors of Anti-Choice Indoctrination," the posting went on to cast doubt upon the reliability of the vast crowds of youth at the March for Life, and suggested that indoctrination by their parents is the cause of their anti-abortion passion.

In my opinion, this posting by Ann (and the subsequent comments from readers) lends to a highly ageist view that serves to diminish the accomplishments of young pro-lifers, as well as paint doubt on the depth of passion amongst pro-life youth.

I also think a double standard exists. Why is it that, when a young woman says she's pro-choice, she's heralded as intelligent beyond her years, but if a similar young woman is passionately pro-life, she's marked as "too young to understand?"
What do you think?
Rock for Life

As nothing more than a young, naive, indoctrinated, podunk from Texas I have to say I am incredibly offended by this woman's sentiments.

At no point in my life do I believe I will ever reach such an age of maturity induced enlightenment that I will simply forget my bodies natural inclination and RIGHT to bear children. This power, if I might add, is the one thing that makes me so freaking proud to be a woman! How dare you tell me that until I'm ready to throw that liberty into the garbage can I am less of a feminist than you! I AM A TRUE FEMINIST. You, Ann, are simply an oxyMORON!

And sorry but this generation is catching on to your lies. The "feminist" logic is so contrived and backwards that I'm surprised it's even taken us this long to figure it out. But to me, that implies that we are a much more intelligent and perspicacious generation than those before us.

'You mean, I'm such a strong, phenomenal being that I should be allowed to go out and have as much meaningless sex with as many men as I can, who will have no respect for me whatsoever and never call me again all in the name of equality; and even better, if I conceive a blessed child out of this juvenile union, I GET to kill it and live with life long regret? Boy, did I hit the jackpot by being born a woman in such a liberated day and age!'

Sorry, but because I DO use my brain, I see the quite obvious flaw in this way of thinking and say keep your enlightenment to yourself.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

What Starts Here Changes The World-Austin March

pssssst...technically, I started here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

Where the children are...

Last night at church Pastor Bruce's sermon was over the Magi, The Three Wise Men. He talked about the star that they followed all the way from the East and how this was their life's journey; how all of it culminated at the birth of Christ. This was their destiny, this was their purpose. He went on to ask us, in 2008, what will be our 'star?' What will we follow as we selflessly worship and serve the Lord?

I thought of the sidewalk counseling journey that I'm about to embark on and how I hope God truly is calling me to this type of ministry because if He's not it will eat me up and spit me out. And then Pastor Bruce gave us this scripture:

Matthew 2:9-...The wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was.

It literally gave me chills. It was like a validation from the Lord that this was His will for me. He wanted me to go to 'the place where the child was.' Perhaps it is a stretch, but still I find comfort in it.

I'm reading Zephaniah right now and and it talks about how the Lord consecrating those he invites. I ask that you keep me in your prayers and ask that the Lord will be faithful in preparing me...MIND, body and spirit.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Street Walker for Life

So it's official, my days at the pregnancy center are coming to an end...they're kicking me to the curb...or rather, that's where I'll be every Saturday from here on out come February.

I'm excite, nervous, relieved, but most of all I feel obedient. When Carol and Diane came to present sidewalk counseling at the NWF's meeting back in November I thought for sure they'd get a few volunteers out of it. I knew God wasn't wasting their time there...little did I know He had set His sights set on me though. I've felt such a calling ever since, and it's a relief to know that I'm no longer whale food.

I'll be praying at Aaron's. They are the only clinic in Texas, I believe, that perform late term abortions (up to 26 weeks). And from what the other counselors have told me women drive from neighboring states to have this done. I know it will be hard for me and my belly to watch other women and their bellies walking through those doors. Why did God bless my little Phinnaeas or Hazel (breathe, I'm just kidding) but forsake these other children. He in his infinite wisdom knows, but that doesn't make it any easier for us to comprehend. All I can do serve the Lord and offer these women something better.

Matt. 7:7-11
7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Here's hoping for inerrancy.

I also spoke with the director regarding the 'after care counseling,' but she said due to lack of volunteers they usually only stay during the active abortion hour. Hopefully God will give me the pregnant endurance to stay longer, because I truly believe that those women need us even more when they're leaving. Would it be far too inappropriate to use a don't throw the baby out with the bath water metaphor here? Yeah, probably. Anyway, keep me in your prayers as I embark on this scary, elating, terrifying spiritual adventure. After all somebody has to get out there and show the world that not all Protestants and bloody fetus flashing, bullhorn toting, Bible throwing looney tunes.

*note to self: leave bullhorn at home.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Wave News Podcast

NWF's will be putting together their very first podcast here in the next month. What would you like to hear discussed?

The only firm topic right now that we will be talking about is the use of graphic signs in the Pro-Life movement.

Please give us your thoughts and suggestions on other topics regarding feminism, activism, and the sanctity of life.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Years Revolutions

Stop putting things off until January 2nd.

Stop complaining about my husband. He's a really good dad, and husband and he's cute. Assume anything bad I ever say about him in the future is really made up and just an attempt to mask my own imperfections.

Start hanging out with people who make me incredibly uncomfortable. I find often times I learn a lot from these people, and they make me more interesting and well rounded.

Stop using people who make me incredibly uncomfortable solely for my own gain.

Learn when to use semicolons properly...and quit abusing ellipsis's.

And finally, make it around the sun at least once.

Surprisingly Wonderful Pro-Life Movie