(unplanned)april fools

*featured image Unsplash by Jakob Owens

it’s the monday giggles….

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NEWS ALERT!!!

Actress Alyssa Milano and 49 other celebrities will reportedly fund a Right to Life Full-Term Center for any women with a crisis pregnancy who desires help! The star called on the film and TV industry to join her in the State of Georgia, where she plans to build the first Center of its type.

In a letter she sent to both Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as well as Georgia House Speaker David Ralston she wrote, “As actors, our work often brings us to Georgia. We’ve always found your state to be populated with friendly and caring people,” the letter begins. ”We’ve been glad to bring millions of dollars in revenue to support Georgia’s schools, parks and communities. And it is because of the continued gracious hospitality we have always been shown that we find no better State than Georgia to build our first projected Center- especially in part to the new “heartbeat bill” the Georgian Senate passed earlier this month . We consider sharing the grotesque amount of personal wealth we have acquired a privilege; and find no effort more noble than to champion toward truly supporting and helping women in crisis, in this life-giving manner. ”

Among the 50 celebrities who have also signed on in committing their own personal wealth toward building the Right to Life Full-Term Center in Georgia are: Alec Baldwin, Colin Hanks, Debra Messing, Patton Oswalt, Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn, Amy Schumer, Michael Sheen, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Amber Tamblyn and Wil Wheaton. And in a letter, signed by all 50, Abby Johnson, former Director of Planned Parenthood and whose real-life story was depicted in the newly released movie Unplanned, has been invited to attend the ground-breaking ceremony.

As a result of Hollywood’s support, all major news outlets have shown their own commitment to the project by offering unlimited advertising for the Center. Several other media outlets such as The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, HGTV and media properties owned by the Discovery conglomerate are also among the organizations supporting these advertisements. In an UNPRECEDENTED manner Fox News Channel is NOT the only mainstream media outlet to have accepted its advertisements.

Twitter has also offered its social media support by driving more traffic to the already #trending site #unplanned.

But the most powerful message Milano and her Hollywood cohorts have had to offer came today in a heartfelt announcement where they declared – April fools!

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TRUTH ALERT!

*The previously written news alert is NOT factual – click here and here and here to read the true report!

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Sorry.

I wish, with all my heart, that the above “story” was true. And I will never give up hope that one day it will be. That, perhaps, we will move toward real solutions for women in crisis which do not victimize them more; but instead assist them in making the best choice for the children who dwell within them.

#babieslivesmatter

But for today it is just a terrible April fools joke…

I’ve read Abby Johnson’s book, Unplanned. And this weekend Cuppycake and I went to see the movie. I have four simple words to offer:

#MustReadMustSee

I believe this movie will one day (soon) fall in the same category of great biographical movies considered to have enlightened one’s perspective – such as Schindler’s List, Lawrence of Arabia, The Pianist, 12 Years a Slave, and All the President’s Men.

And THAT is no joke…

hugs n’ blessings to all the fearless men & women lending their hearts and their hands to protect the unborn and the women who courageouslessly carry them to term.

an extra hug & blessing to abby johnson – for telling your uninhibited story –

and the brave film makers, actors, & actresses involved with unplanned the movie – hollywood may try to silence you, but god will always remember what you’ve all fought hard to proclaim.

The R-Word

 

Our daughter is a teacher.

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A Special teacher!

And she is one of the many thousands who are called to a vocation of teaching

Special individuals

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who deal with Intellectual Disabilities.

But she (and others like her) remind us they are more appropriately considered:

Special ABILITIES.

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Abilities that demand our RESPECT! Continue reading “The R-Word”

Dear Daughter – You’ve made fans for life!

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;”
Romans 12: 6-7

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Dear Daughter, 

I’ve been searching for a specific photo…

BUT

I cannot find it!!!

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ughhhhh!

I can see it so clearly (in my mind,) pasted there between the clear pockets of a photo album.  Yet no matter how often I flip through all the many pages, of the many accumulated binders cataloging the 30+ years of our family’s lives’, the image has yet to JUMP OUT to say –

“HERE I AM!!”

Continue reading “Dear Daughter – You’ve made fans for life!”