Dear Long-Lost Readers

Dear my lovely readers,

It’s been too long. When I vowed to post every Monday and Thursday, I knew I would eventually forget or not have time to follow through on that promise. Needless to say, I need to work on making more realistic commitments 🙂

Instead of blogging, I have been spending time in class, completing homework, getting mad at Obama, voting, working, and participating in various activities on my college campus. Life has been wonderful, and I love taking a step back from technology every once in a while. We’ve been having sunshine and chilly weather. I have been exercising too, which makes me an happier person overall.

I’m planning to get back to blogging, so please continue to check back here! My posts may not all be as long as I like all the time, but I will work on getting more out to you [and keeping you updated on what I’m up to!].

As we get ready to vote in our next president, watch this YouTube video I made with a few friends of mine today.

On another note, I have been loving listening to some fabulous songs I will put together in a post for you. When there is so much junk out there, songs are beautiful escapes. Look for that post, and welcome back to my blog! Hope to see you around!

For the Dignity of All,

Musical Monday – Today is the Day

Musical Monday
Today is the Day
By Lincoln Brewster

Just a little bit of inspiration for the day…rejoice in today, and be glad! Don’t worry about tomorrow, becasue it is up to God. Reminds me of the quote – “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That’s why it’s called the Present” Think about it!

Musical Monday – "Courageous"

 Musical Monday
Courageous
By Casting Crowns

This song speaks for itself. We’re meant to be courageous – be not afraid! God is with us, and with God, nothing is impossible. If you haven’t already, you should check out the movie Courageous which this song was made for (I think). It’s an awesome movie, with a great message for you: Go the extra mile, and be people of courage.


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon

What’s more important to you than fear? 

Musical Monday – God Bless the USA

Happy President’s Day!
This is by far one of my favorite patriotic songs – I wish all Americans shared the sentiments in this song. We should ALL be willing to stand up for what we believe in, protect our country, and our rights as Americans. Rock on America!

“I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me. And I’ll proudly stand up next to you, and defend her still today. “Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God Bless the USA!!!!!”

Musical Monday – Medley

This week’s Musical Monday post does not have any deep meaning, but reveals the facts that:
1. Andrew Lloyd Weber (who composed the songs in this medley) is a genius, and 
2. I have no idea how this guy, Nick Pitera, can sing like a operatic woman and a manly dude.

This is a just-for-fun watch. Enjoy! You should check out the other songs this guy has done here if you feel like wasting a few minutes of your day 🙂 
Musical Monday #3
Phantom of the Opera Medley
By Nick Pitera

Musical Monday – "Everything"

This week’s song is from the talented Elizabeth Campisi. I really enjoy her her music, and the thought and meaning behind each song. I could go on and on, but I’m just going to let this song speak for itself.

Musical Monday #2
“Everything”
By Elizabeth Campisi & Danielle Rose


And now I’ve just gotta laugh at myself because the whole point of Musical Mondays was to take a break from serious stuff and post fun songs. Oh well! Next week I’ll take a break from these awesome thought-provoking songs, and find an upbeat one to add some zest to your day 🙂 
Now, take a minute to thank God for giving everything for you. He loves you as if you were the only person in the world. Here’s to a wonderful week!

Out of Commission

Hi Readers!

Thank you so much for your continued support, and helping me spread the truth of life! You guys are awesome. I’m writing this to let you know that I’m out of town this weekend, and won’t be posting until next week. I’ll be at Benedictine College for a scholarship competition, so please keep me in your prayers. I’ll be back in action next week 🙂

In the meantime, leave me a comment with something you want me to blog about! Send me an email with your pro-life story! Share a post with your friends! Ask questions if you have some! Share your stories, and never loose faith in this battle for life!

For the Dignity of All Human Life,

Laura

Musical Monday #1 – I Was Here

No, actually, don’t smell him.
I don’t know what he’d smell like…

You’ve probably noticed that my posts are rather serious, and rightly so – life is a serious issue. But honestly, sometimes we need to lighten up and enjoy life! Smell the bacon, or alfalfa (see picture to the right). With that in mind, I’ve decided to institute a new tradition: Musical Mondays!!

I’ve always enjoyed music, and music can move us in ways words cannot. I’ll probably post some sort of question or thought that has to do with the song as well.

I’ll post all different kinds of songs except rap, hard rock, people who are screaming instead of singing, or songs with bad language. Make sure to check every Monday for a new song, and let me know what you think!

Musical Monday #1

“I Was Here” 
by Lady Antebellum

(Thumbnail is a little frightening, but don’t worry, she won’t bite 🙂

This song came up on my Pandora a few days ago, and I immediately thought “That’s my first Musical Monday song!!!”. This song pretty much describes my life: I want to do something that matters that people will look back on and know “I Was Here”. And, no, I am not into singing fluffy words that don’t mean anything. Like they said “I will prove you wrong if you think I’m just talk.” I’m not just saying I want to do something that matters, so believe me when I say I’m definitely working on it now! The time is now people. Do not put off until tomorrow what could be done today!

What are you doing right now that will say “I Was Here”?

P.S. Just so ya know, just because I post these songs does NOT necessarily mean I endorse the people who sing them.

Share your story!

As pro-lifers, we have many stories to tell about our experiences: that day at the abortion clinic, the day you became pro-life,  the baby you lost, a touching moment you had with an abortion-bound mother, that baby God helped you save, the prayer that changed everything….

Our stories are as diverse as our movement for life, and I want to tap into that wealth of knowledge and stories!

Do you have a neat pro-life story you’d like to share? A tip, or piece of advice you’ve been given? A sentence of encouragement? A story from your community? I would LOVE to hear them, and share them here on my blog. You never know who will read your story, or how many lives it will touch….

If you are interested in sharing your story, please end me an email at laurasdropinthe-ocean@yahoo.com. Let me know in the email if you’d like your name posted with the story or not. Hope to hear from you soon, and check back soon for some new stories!

He Had a Dream…

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Let me start by saying that I don’t know everything about MLK, and have heard rumors of disagreeable things he did. But for the moment, I am choosing to overlook those things, and focus on the epic things he did!!

If you don’t already know [which I kind of doubt], Mr. King was an incredible person who fought for the right of all people to be treated equally, regardless of the color of their skin. His efforts did not go unheard. Today we do not have segregated buses and drinking fountains (that I know of), and I don’t have a second thought about seeing people around me of every race. It’s become a way of life (well, I’ve heard that racism is still prevalent in some areas of the country, but those peeps are just taking longer to jump on the bandwagon of reality and truth!).

Here’s a video of his timeless “I have a dream” speech. Love it!

It seems such a foreign concept nowadays to be against someone just because of the color of their skin, but I am reminded that people are still targeted for reasons that are just as preposterous. For example:

  • Babies are killed – why? Because of their age and location, and sometimes gender. 
  • Elderly people are euthanized – why? Because they are a burden to have around. 
[And in case you didn’t guess, I think both those are ridiculous reasons to be against people, along with skin color.]
I love how Mr. King was an outspoken advocate for all people, and I leave you a striking quote to stew in for a while: 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Where do you stand in times of challenge and controversy? Are you sitting in your seat with a bag of popcorn, or are you in the crowd fighting for what you believe in?