All Lives Matter for Two Reasons

The truth is… ALL LIVES MATTER.

All lives matter for two reasons:

#1. … because, as I believe, God created each of us in His image, and because of this fact, each one of us is a precious individual worthy of respect and love, no matter what we have, or have not done in life. To discredit, or look down on anyone with disdain is an affront to God himself as the Creator of all life.

#2. … because, I believe, everyone has a purpose; God creates and places everyone in the line of history for His purposes.  Our stories involve the ups and downs of life that includes both victories and wounds from the battles we fight, for the purpose of coming alongside one another to be the voice of praise or the arms of comfort of the Lord himself.

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This is why I do what I do.  I write and speak out about issues that affect us all as human beings created in God’s image.  I advocate for the erasing of stigma that causes people to misjudge and misinterpret the situations of another one’s life, especially those suffering in battles that are overwhelming and consuming.

I asked God to help me to see those around me as He sees them; in my heart, this is what He revealed to me:

All lives matter. 

Go and live like you understand that, so that my love may be known.

Dear Reader:

Will you join me and be an advocate for every human life?

Help me define what that looks like….

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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

 

 

 

Everyone Fights A Battle

The truth is, everyone fights a battle.

I am battling the beast of grief because my son battled the beast of addiction, and lost.

There are certain elements needed to fight a battle:  PPE (personal protective equipment), a plan or strategy, and execution & movement of the determined plan. As each of us faces our battle, we need to be mindful of these three things. If we enter the fight without even one of these things, we are likely to lose the battle.

As I face the beast of grief today, my PPE is the Truth: God’s Word tells me there is a purpose and a plan in all things; Truth is my armor.  Family and friends undergird my armor with their love for me, no matter what.

The plan, is for me to keep my mind staid on the Truth; the strategy is simple – know the Word, pray, and be vulnerable to share my feelings.

Strong execution is following thru with the Truth and not turning from it. The battle may be short, or it may be long, depending on the day. Yet I know, that I am able to keep going because my Lord is with me and I am loved.

As I look to my right, or to my left, I see there are battles around me that others are fighting …

… are you enduring a battle today?

If so, I am here to tell you that you can be a conqueror in your battle simply because the Lord loves you!

Not feeling it? Contact me, and I will love on you with all the kindness my heart can give.

Don’t give up.

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37