Voices Crying Out

“Like voices in the wilderness, we are crying out until the whole world hears.”
Seven years ago this month, a group of women descended on the Florida State Capitol to share legally-admissible evidence to the devastation of abortion in our fight to see the passing of the Ultrasound Bill, HB1143.
The spiritual battle which exists between the forces of life and death were strongly felt that day and the days following.
Sadly, former Governor Crist did not listen to the expert witnesses but instead vetoed the bill the following day.
To pro aborts it appeared a stinging victory.
What they failed to realize, and many do still to this day,  is that you cannot silence the voice of righteousness. The blood of the innocent cries out from the ground. You cannot stop the hand of the Lord.
Words were spoken, testimonies read aloud in the Rotunda of the State Capitol.
It was as if we could almost hear swords clashing as the battle raged.
Ultimately the victory is the Lord’s.
To the glory of God, with the ongoing, unified strength of thousands before and after, this and other pro-life bills were put in place by Florida’s current Governor Rick Scott.
I’m forever grateful to the cloud of witnesses that surrounds us, the team of Operation Outcry, Florida Family Policy Council and the many Pro-life warriors through the years.
The battle still rages. Until the whole world hears and hearts are changed, we continue to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor’s dock when I saw an ambulance’s flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyze…

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Finding Hope

Today is the eighth day since I left Florida, day six since arriving in South Africa and day two since officially getting started at Hope Africa Collective.Time for one of my promised updates. &nbs…

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Countdown. There’s officially less than three weeks until I fly out for South Africa. I’m getting ready for the trip in the midst of trying to plan a wedding (I got engaged two weeks ag…


Another Age

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Until It Hurts


I kind of really want to hate social media. And there are absolutely aspects of it that I very much dislike. However, as lame as it makes me feel, somethings about it I really enjoy. One of those things is seeing posts from previous years.

Yesterday I felt really sad. The hurt and pain of relationships and the cost that come with loving was present on my mind.

As the night was drawing to a close, I went on Facebook and saw a post of mine from three years ago. It was a picture of Mother Theresa’s tomb that I had taken while in Calcutta. Each morning, the sisters there would use flower petals to spell out different quotes and sayings and the day I happened to be there they had written across “love until it hurts“.

As those words collided with my heart and the emotions of…

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Christmas Blessings!


Please enjoy the following article written by my precious daughter.


Three years ago I was heading back to America after falling in love with India. This is how I learned to live here again.

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Where Is The Love

Blessings to You!

I want to transparently share, my heart is broken. When you know why, I believe your heart will also be broken.

Yesterday evening we picked up a child no longer wanted where she was.

The Lord has provided a place for this Precious One, but the tears as biological siblings were separated won’t leave my mind.

I wrestled through the night with thoughts of the history of humanity. History that repeats itself in ‘international, media-noted’ ways, and history in ‘unnoticed by the world’ ways.

We have violence through bombings, shootings, terrorist attacks; and we have violence in our own backyards, all through crime, hate and selfishness.

Where is the love? If love is pure, kind, doing no wrong to our fellow man, thinking of others before oneself, caring for one another, where is this love?

I do know where this Love is. . .this Love is in the One who gave His life that we may live, so that we can be Adopted and Forever Loved!

So, may our hearts continue to be broken for the hurting, the lonely, the lost. May we never grow callous to the pain around us. May we always have the desire to reach out and help, rescue the innocent and hurting.

We all need that loving soul who seems to care when our world is crashing around us. May we always show love through the confusion, anger, pain, fatigue, frustration, fear, above all LOVE!

And as a parting thought. . .in knowing we are adopted into the family of Christ, it is reassuring, (actually more than reassuring), to know that the One who adopts us will not dissolve our adoptions! We are truly Forever Loved!

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