Well, I am finally doing it...blogging. Everyone kept asking me to, so I figured I would give it a try. I don't particularly love to write, so we will see how this goes! I am guessing that most of my thoughts on here will be pretty scattered. That is kind of how I think most of the time.
I don't really know where to start with this blog. Life has been pretty different for me lately! What a difference a year makes, huh? This time last year I was getting ready to attend the National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference in Oregon. This year I am blogging on pro-life issues. God is pretty amazing.
I just recently got done reading The Shack. I don't know if you have read it, but if you haven't, you should. I would have to say that book has really changed my spiritual life. Not like this hasn't been a time for radical change or anything for me :), but really, it is an amazing book. So, read it. That is my book choice of the month. Haha! Now I may have to keep that up! (choosing a "book of the month") :)
I am going out to my place of former employment to sidewalk counsel tomorrow. It is not my first time or anything. But, everytime I go, I am reminded of the deep sadness that lingers over that place. I am reminded of the tension. I am reminded of the friendships that were broken. And I am, of course, reminded of all the lives lost. I don't know if you ever get comfortable going out to the sidewalk of an abortion clinic...I hope not. I hope that doesn't ever feel "normal" to me. I hope that it will always make me feel uneasy. When I feel uncomfortable, I am reminded of how much I need Christ. So, I don't ever want to lose that when I am witnessing to those who feel they have no hope.
I was on the Scott Hennen show today and feel pretty yucky about it. I was scheduled to be on there to talk with Alan Colmes. You may remember him from Hannity and Colmes...now just Hannity. Well, I thought that it would just be a discussion between Alan and myself. But it turned out to be something entirely different. There were actually FIVE pro-life activists "ganging up" on Alan. I didn't like that. I actually have a lot of respect for Alan Colmes. We agree on a lot of policy...abortion is just not one of those things. Anyway, I felt terrible about the whole thing, so I decided to send Alan a message. I needed some atonement from Alan Colmes. :) Well, I received the nicest response from him. I feel better about it. You know, I keep saying that I will learn from all of these media traps I keep getting put into, but I don't seem to be doing a very good job at "learning." I have a love/hate relationship with the media. It's just not my goal, you know? My goal is to be on the front lines of this abortion issue. I want to be out there sidewalk counseling with all of you. I want to encounter the same troubles you have with opposition and then work to help all of you deal with those struggles. Media seems like a necessary evil. Sometimes it is really great...I am primarily talking about the secular media.
I guess this will close out my first official post. I can't say there was anything of substance in here...just my thoughts on the day. It's kind of like typing therapy. :) Maybe this blogging thing won't be so bad.