“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Dare to dream. Sometimes dreams are all we have. There is beauty in the world and yet the greatest beauty lies within you, for you bear the image of God. That small flame of pure beauty still flickers even if depression, desperation or defeat say otherwise. Attune that small internal voice you've heard since early childhood to recognize the presence of that divine Image. Live your life in a way that brings flickering embers into a full flame that illuminates your whole being. 

One must not make the terrible decision to commit
suicide—assisted or otherwise—when they are at their lowest point. Suicide closes the door to possibilities the future may hold. If I had ended my life after being diagnosed with aggressive multiple sclerosis thirty-four years ago, I never would have known my five beautiful grandchildren. They need me and I need them, they love me and I love them. Never extinguish the possibility of love that may be around the next corner.  

Don't listen to autonomists who hold extreme self-determination as the highest human ideal. They would watch you self-determine yourself out of existence! Suicide kills more than people—it kills possibilities and dreams yet to be dreamt. It kills the future.

Please don't make decisions involving death when you are submerged beneath the waves of desperate circumstances. There is a way to rise above the surface. I know, I found it. 


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