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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Welcome to Rachel's Voice

This is a different kind of blog than any I thought I might be writing a year ago.  I've thought of writing photography blogs, parenting blogs, personal blogs, music blogs, and book blogs.  I never thought I would be writing this kind of blog.  But over the past year, God has been slowly working in my heart.  He has been teaching me the importance of doing something life-changing for Him.  This is not your ordinary blog.  This blog is meant to be a voice.  And not just anyone's voice, but a voice for those who do not yet have voices of their own.  The voice of one bitterly weeping for her children who are no more.

Rachel's Voice.

You see, God has been leading me to do something for those little ones who cannot do anything for themselves.  I've struggled with this because with two little ones of my own to take care of, it's difficult to get out there and volunteer.  I do my best to go to the rallies in the area and I do feel that those things are important.  But I do not feel like that is enough.

Is it really enough to stand quietly on the roadside holding a sign twice a year?

Is it enough to have a bumper sticker on the back of your car?

Is it enough to call your senator or representative when bills come before them?

Maybe for you it is.  But for me, I have been feeling God's constant prodding and it is not enough.

And so I begin a journey, not knowing where it will lead.  I know this blog is going to include some very basic things.  I will be posting about events, legislation, and other pro-life issues as I hear about them.  But the real purpose of this blog is to reach out to people who may be struggling with a life-changing (and possibly life-ending) decision.  That's where I need your help.

While standing on the roadside holding a pro-life sign, many people drive by shouting things.  One of the things that was ingrained in my memory was a young girl who rolled down her window and shouted, "You don't know what it's like!  You've never been there!"  She was right.  I don't know what it's like to not want a child.  I don't know what it's like to live in fear of people finding out I'm pregnant.  But I know there are people out there who do know what that is like.  I know there are people who have made those hard choices.  Those are the stories that need shared.  Those are the stories that will change lives.  Those are the stories that will save lives.

So I'm urging you.  If you have a story of how you saved a life, is God prompting you to share it?  Maybe you have a story of how you didn't save a life and your life was never the same.  Will you share it?  Do you have a story of how you chose to give a child life and now your life has been changed for the better?  All these stories are worth sharing and if they can even save one life, it is worth it.  Please, consider telling your story so another life might be saved.

If you have a story you would be willing to share, send it to me in an email.  You can send it anonymously or with your name.  I will post it with or without your name, whichever you prefer.  If you would rather share your story with me and have me write it up, we can do that too.  Please pass this on to your family and friends.  The goal is to reach as many as possible.  You never know who is struggling with a life or death decision and who these stories will touch.

One last request.  If you have nothing to share, just pray.

Pray that God will continue to work in the lives of those making critical decisions.

Pray that He will use whatever means He can to save lives.

Pray that protection of life will be at the forefront of our minds so we will do whatever we can to save innocent lives.

11 comments:

sarah said...

greetings from a fellow pro-lifer. I have added your new blog to my list that I am following. Perhaps when you get a chance you can check out mine. Thank you so much for caring about unborn babies. I know several people who have had abortions and deeply regret it, but I don't know if they are ready to talk about it.

Jessica said...

Thank you for checking us out. I'm hoping this can be a place for healing also for those with deep regrets. Feel free to pass it along to your friends. I also checked out your blog. Thank you so much for being a strong voice in the pro life movement.

Raechel said...

I look forward to seeing more of your blog! I too have been feeling that there needs to be more done about those helpless little babies. I live in a small town and everyone knows almost everyone. THe medical clinic here is where the sick, injured, and women who want abortions go to. My family and I have decided to boycott the only medical place in our town and travel 5+ hours to go to the nearest doctor. But I can not and will not support a doctor that also kills babies. Thank you for being a voice! I wish I knew what else I could do... maybe your blog can inspire me to do more.

amy said...

Here is a story idea: what about the other end of the spectrum? My husband and I had troubles getting pregnant and I have several friends who have never gotten pregnant. When we were struggling it often came to my mind the gift and miracle these women have in their wombs and yet they were so willing to abort them. I always wondered if they considered what a miracle it is just to get pregnant and all the women out there who have not or are not blessed with the oppurtunity to give life. I am not a writer in any way and my words would not come out right if I wrote it but I always felt (and still do) that if these women could hear about the other side of the "grass" maybe it would save a life.

kewkew said...

I found out about your blog on Facebook because of the link shared by The Modest Mom. What a great idea for a blog. Thank you for following the Lord's prompting. I have a story I would like to share, not sure if it what you are looking for. I will email you shortly. Gotta start lesson time, so it will be after lunch during naptime or perhaps after kids are in bed tonight.
God bless you and this blog, may you reach many!

Alison said...

Have you seen this new documentary that just came out, on this very topic? It is excellent, a must-watch! Go to http://www.180movie.com to watch it for free.

Jacinda said...

Hello Jessica,

I found you through Kelly from Generation Cedar. Here's a very good video on the subject. One of the girls, as you will be able to tell, had an abortion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI&feature=player_embedded

Jessica said...

Amy, I love the story idea. Would you be willing to share? If so, just send me an email!

Jessica said...

Alison and Jacinda,
I actually have that video up on my blog. :) http://rachelsvoiceblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/180.html
Thanks for sharing! It is an amazing, life changing video.

Simply Scaife Family said...

Wonderful! Found your blog through Generation Cedar and so glad I did. Will pray with you and follow where He leads.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if it would help or not, but I got pregnant when I was sixteen and my parents insurance said they would pay for an abortion, but not actually having my baby =( I did have her! Even then my husband and I would have never chosen that option. I was scared and young, but I chose life. Email me if you'd like my whole story. mrsofthemr@legoxchange.com

I will be praying for you though!!!
God Bless!