Okay, have you heard about the whole Texas thing? Today has been cray cray. People against the bill (which would ban abortions past 20 weeks, make abortion clinics meet the requirements of ambulatory surgical centers, and require abortionists to have admittance privileges at a nearby hospital) have had bricks, human excrement, and all sorts of feminine care products confiscated by the police (including some filled with glitter, huh?). They were apparently planning to throw the bricks on senators after the vote, and sprinkle the excrement too. The feminine care products have been spotted all around the building after being flung by abortion supporters. It’s quite an interesting way to try to get your message across, though I’m not sure what message they’re trying to send….”We’re poo-flingers” comes to mind along with “We’re such feminists we put glitter in our feminine care products”. It’s really hurting their image, not helping it.
To stay up to date on the shenanigans, check out SFLA, SBA List, and TX Alliance for Life on Twitter. And please be sure to keep all the people there in your prayers especially that they remain safe. If you can support them by sending food, that’s a fabulous idea as well (I saw someone who had Dominos deliver pizza).
On a happier note, it’s fabulous to work in a pregnancy center. I see clients coming in pretty much every day, and many of the moms bring their babies back to show us. It’s certainly not all brownies and roses – the other day an extremely loud and abusive male (who I won’t call a man) dragged his pregnant girlfriend out when he realized we wouldn’t perform an abortion. But then you have days when a mom miraculously turns around and chooses life. It’s so awesome. I’ve been learning a lot, and am looking forward to being able to counsel in the not-too-distant future. At BC, we go outside an abortion clinic often, and I am planning to start sidewalk counseling (outside what used to be Tiller’s clinic) as soon as I can.
I’m still reading “Rediscover Catholicism” and it’s such a good book! I feel like it’s a whole lot of wisdom packed in an itty bitty living space. It gives me such good ideas and encouragement for not only how to be a better Catholic, but why. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone wanting to know more about the faith.
This is a great article on why to cut out Facebook from your life. It’s definitely something that made me think more about how I use my time, even though I’m still on the book of faces.
I’ve been exploring money-saving stuff recently. Yesterday I washed my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar (both mixed separately with water), and golly gee! It actually worked fine. Did you know baking soda is slippery-smooth like shampoo? Who knew! I’m going to give it a week or so to see what my verdict is, and no. I’m not a hippie.
What do you think about this Halloween costume? I think it’s awesome 🙂
And now, here is a simply fabulous quote from Mother Angelica.
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Love Mother Angelica! Just listened to fantastic audiobook by her this summer! 🙂
I just started reading Redicscover Catholicism! I’m already eating it up, glad to hear you enjoyed it as well!