Peace in the Pandemic, part 4: Restoring Your Own Righteousness

Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,

Having coffee with God can be uncomfortable because He is holy and righteous. That can feel intimidating. But God agape loves you. He made you. He wants to have a relationship with you—whether coffee is involved or not. So, how do you get rid of that uncomfortable feeling?

In Christ,

Cheryl

Peace in the Pandemic, part 3: Worship-Based Prayer

Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,

You can have peace in the pandemic! Here’s how…

What time is coffee?

In Christ,

Cheryl

Peace in the Pandemic, part 2: Choosing

Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,

Do you have peace in your heart despite the pandemic? Here are more ways that you can feel at peace despite the chaos all around you.

For more on my life tests, check out ReTested: The Story of a Post-Abortive Woman Called to Change the Conversation.

In Christ,

Cheryl

Peace in the Pandemic, part 1: Worship Music

Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,

I pray you have peace that passes understanding during this pandemic. Below is the first in my video series on how to feel at peace when the world is not peaceful.

Here’s my playlist:

What are your favorites for focusing on God? Post them in the comments below. I just ask that if you provide links, you provide links to official YouTube channels so that the artists get the credit they’re due.

In Christ,

Cheryl

4 pm EDT Peace that Passes Understanding

Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,

I’m praying for you as you find your new normal.

It’s easy to say that we shouldn’t worry. We know the Bible tells us not to worry. But how do we actually make those anxious feelings go away?

At 4 pm Eastern Time today, I’ll be on Facebook Live on the MybodyMyworship page to answer that question. I’ll be there daily.

If you are on Facebook, join me live. If not, standby until I download those videos and post them where you can find them on your own schedule.

In Christ,

No Fear in Agape Love

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear. The one who fears is not perfected in love. (1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭NASB‬‬)

Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,

If you have room in your giving budget, would you buy PB&J or instant mac n cheese or cereal and donate it to your local food shelf?

A lot of public school kiddos do not have lunch foods when they are not in school–and perhaps not breakfast, either.

If you have room in your food budget, get take out or go out to eat. We don’t worry in our house, so we have no problem going to a restaurant to eat and then we tip well.

With everyone keeping themselves in their own homes, businesses are suffering. This will have a ripple effect in our economy/society. If you have the means to help prevent that, please help by giving restaurants business.

As Christians, we need to stand firm Armor of God style, so I’m including a prayer for you below. I published this prayer in my Worship to End Abortion booklet. I encourage you to stand firm rather than in fear.

AND take your vitamin D, which research shows helps to protect you against the flu. Here is my favorite Vitamin D3, which includes K2 (they like to work together).

Armor of God Prayer

based on Ephesians 6:10-18

(Start any way that you like according to your own tradition, then…)

Lord, I praise you that I am in the power of Your might and that I am strong in You. Open my heart to feeling Your strength.

Today, I put on the whole armor that You gave me so that I am able to stand firm against the schemes, strategies, and deceits of the devil. I take up the whole armor so that I am able to withstand in the evil day, having done all that crisis demands, to stand victorious.

Thank You for girding my waist with truth. I confess my sins to You now so that my breastplate of righteousness is securely in place, protecting all my vital organs.

Thank You that my feet are firmly grounded with the gospel of peace.

Thank You for reminding me throughout the day to defend myself by using the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Thank You for my helmet of salvation, which protects my mind.

Thank You for the sword of the Spirit, the word of God, my only offensive piece of armor.

Thank You for reminding me to pray and ask in the Spirit throughout the day, staying alert for all of Your people.

Anen.

Blessings to you all!

In Christ,

Cheryl

Busy Philipps’ Fallacy

Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,

My tween is reading The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn & Hans Bluedorn for school this spring. The authors teach 38 ways to recognize bad reasoning. It’s fun! and my son loves it!

A fallacy is an error in logic. The Fallacy Detective provides names for different kinds of errors in logic. The one you probably know best is red herring.

My son gets very animated when we read the book because he recognizes the fallacies in the news and on the internet. I just sigh and shake my head, saddened, because I see all the fallacies in the abortion debate.

Most recently, Busy Philipps has been shouting her abortion, and it grieves me that women listen to her because she is a celebrity. Frankly, I’m so old that I only know about her because I’m active in the pro-life movement. (I’m really only 50, so not that old!)

Ms. Philipps claims that she has a career because she had an abortion—at age 15. To assume that she could not have had a career if she had given birth at age 15 is an either-or fallacy.

“When someone asserts that we must choose between two things, when in fact we have more than two alternatives, (s)he is using the either-or fallacy.”—page 125 The Fallacy Detective

Ms. Philipps had the obvious alternative of putting her child up for adoption.

However, women with crisis pregnancies usually choose between raising their babies or aborting their babies. This, too, is an either-or fallacy, but we cannot discount how attached women feel to their pre-born babies. Women intuitively know that they cannot handle the idea of giving birth and then giving away their babies.

And science explains this. Oxytocin is released in abundance during childbirth, and oxytocin is a bonding neurochemical.

The fact that oxytocin bonds women to their babies makes sense both from an evolution perspective and a creation perspective. After all the pain of childbirth, mothers because they bonded to their babies want to protect them, feed them, nurture them, and raise them to be thriving adults. When we do so, the human race continues.

But what women ignore is that they are already bonded to their pre-born babies. If you JoyMariewere to talk to women who regret their abortions, you would find that they know when their babies would’ve been born and how old they would be today. Most know intuitively whether their babies were girls or boys, and many have named their babies.

Women who regret their abortions are grieved that they murdered their babies.

But putting her child up for adoption was not Ms. Philipps only choice. She could have raised her child or co-raised her child with the baby’s grandmother.

Taraji P Henson was in college, not high school, when she had her unplanned pregnancy. People told her she wouldn’t finish her degree. She showed them wrong by walking across the stage at graduation with her son on her hip.

I had a friend in high school who not only finished high school with a newborn but went on to get both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

So to say that we women have to choose between career and a baby is an either-or fallacy, but even more so—it’s demeaning to women to say that we’re not strong enough or not capable enough to have a child and a career. Single moms do it all the time.

Praises to you strong, single moms!

To say that we women have to choose between career and a baby also assumes that it’s 1973, and we don’t have equal rights to work. That’s a slap in the face of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ACLU, who took case after case through the courts to get rights for women. (See the movie “On the Basis of Sex.”)

One last note on fallacies: To listen to Busy Philipps or Alyssa Milano or even Taraji P Henson because they are celebrities is a faulty appeal to authority, an error in logic (again, see The Fallacy Detective). When we listen to celebrities, we assume that they are authorities because they are famous.

But these women are not authorities on unplanned pregnancies and abortion because they are celebrities. They are authorities because they’ve had unplanned pregnancies and (except Ms. Henson) abortions.

So have I.

In Christ,

Cheryl

P.S. Pray for Busy Philipps and Alyssa Milano and all post-abortive women and men so that they are completely healed, let go of their anger/bitterness/resentment, and feel God’s agape love.

When Will We Care Enough to End Abortion?

Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,

My heart is heavy today. The Lord has twice impressed on me that He is doing something new even though we don’t see it yet on earth. He assures me that a new day is coming.

Yet today, Virginia is going to change the laws so that abortions are easier to get. This lines the pockets of abortion providers and helps pro-choice politicians get reelected—because of the abortion-provider money behind the scenes. This is not the will of the people—there are far more pro-life Democrats than the news shows you, especially in outstate Virginia.

The Lord keeps reminding me that my work is about changing hearts and that sometimes letting things happen is necessary to get people’s attention.

Things will not change in our land until people are willing to cross the political aisle and peacefully protest.

We cannot solve the world’s social problems if we do not care about this very basic issue of life.

Things will not change until Christians are willing to get on their knees and confess their sexual sins, the very thing that results in women “having to” choose abortion. We Christians are guilty.

Second Chronicles 7:14 is clear. We need to confess and turn our faces to the Lord—not with our hands out asking for things but by being women and men after God’s own heart.

What’s more important to you in the morning—coffee or God?

Most of us aren’t willing to get on our knees. Most of us aren’t willing to recognize that Christians are:

  • guilty of abortion
  • guilty of sex outside of marriage
  • guilty of abusing women or allowing the abuse of women (#metoo)
  • guilty of allowing the ungodly sex education that’s prevailant in our schools…

I could go on and on.

At some point, we need to recognize that we are not just losing millions of babies but also millions of women who are walking around life depressed or numb—the walking dead—resulting in not solving our societal problems because they just don’t care about life.

And that’s just the mothers of our dead babies. What about the fathers? Grandmothers? The grandfathers? The friends? for abortion is not just the woman’s issue, and she is not the only one advocating for abortion.

Women who are numb to the world cannot change the world for the better.

And they will just keep looking for love in all the wrong places until they trust God’s love and are healed.

They should see God’s love first through us!

We are supposed to be the light of the world. God’s love must shine through us to everyone who disagrees with us on the abortion issue and most especially to the women who have the wrong impression that taking away abortion rights takes away women’s rights.

Being pro-life is pro-woman! We need to make that clear to everyone. Show your agape love today to someone who disagrees with you.

“They will know we are Christians by our love.“ by Jars of Clay

In Christ,

Cheryl

47 Years of Legally Murdering Our Firstborn

Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,

Today, January 22, 2020, is the 47th anniversary of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.

This is how I feel…

We must pray and worship for the end of abortion. We win this spiritual battle through Christ!

Join me in prayer.

Worship to End Abortion: 40 Daily Prayers

Available exclusively on Amazon

In Christ,

Cheryl

Biblical Reasons for the Sanctity of Life

Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,

If your pastor preached on the sanctity of life, I would love to hear his/her sermon! Please post links in the comments below.

To equip you with Bible verses on the sanctity of pre-born life and to explain the spiritual consequences of abortion, I recorded a video. Below the video, you’ll find links to resources.

Resources

Best Pro-Life Bible Verses

Spiritual Effects of Abortion

Find post-abortion healing classes at your local pregnancy resource center. You’ll find links to USA and international directories and much more on my website.

Worship to End Abortion: 40 Daily Prayers

In Christ,

Cheryl