January, Sanctity of Human Life Month.
On January 21, 2018 Care Pregnancy Center joined with over 25 churches to celebrate the Sanctity of Human Life.
“In religion and ethics, inviolability or sanctity of life is a principle of implied protection regarding aspects of sentient life which are said to be holy, sacred, or otherwise of such value that they are not to be violated.”
For many years the sentient of life has been violated in many different ways. We can see that our culture has a lack of respect for life. We live in a world that celebrates a country like Iceland, which has eliminated Down syndrome through abortion. We live in a world where people are bought and sold for the convenience and pleasure of others. We live in a world where women are told that an unplanned pregnancy is inconvenient and should be terminated. We live in a world…
The list could go on and on.
This precious gift of life has been taken for granted, stepped on, abused, beaten up, and then thrown out, but that is over. No longer will we stand idly by while our culture denies that all life should be protected. We will be the voice for the voiceless. We will celebrate all life. This life is not an easy one. Each of us can testify to that in our own way, but it is a life worth living. Everyone deserves a shot, a chance, a breath. Care Pregnancy Center wants to stand in the gap for women who are facing pregnancy choices, and encourage them, love them, and simply be there to listen. We care not only for the unborn, but also the men and women who enter our doors. Abortion is something that hurts everyone involved.
If you have been there and made a decision to have an abortion, we are here to help. We offer confidential Abortion Recovery Classes that will help you overcome the emotions and side effects of your past abortion. Go to www.healmychoice.com for confidential information.
On the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that abolished state anti-abortion laws, we see it fitting to celebrate and protect life itself.
Legacy- a thing handed down by a predecessor.
In the last 25 years the use of the word “legacy” has increased exponentially. Take note of the graph below. Throughout this post I want to explore the reasons why word “legacy” is used now more than ever and what that means for Care Pregnancy Center as an organization and you as a person.
Think back to when you were a child. What did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut? A mermaid? A princess or prince? A firefighter? I know that I wanted to be a professional athlete at one point. I was dead set on being the greatest softball player to ever live. No one could have convinced 11 year old Ro that being a professional softball player was impossible or unattainable. Yet, I soon realized that being a professional athlete was not the route that I would go down.
There are two things from my childhood that I never want to lose in my adult life.
Care Pregnancy Center (formerly Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center) began in 1994 with the intention of giving women options in their unplanned pregnancies. The courageous men and women that started the “Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center” started a legacy of life in the Ark-La-Tex. Care is now a beacon of light, and since 1994, 1,410 lives have been saved. This is legacy. It is not only staff and volunteers that is participating in this legacy, but each person who has ever given or prayed for CPC. Whether you gave $2 or $2,000,000 you have played a part in this legacy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you from the saved lives. You have made a difference.
As believers, God has given each of us gifts that suit us perfectly, and they line up with our callings. God gives us everything that we need to love people, to serve him, and to live an abundant life. Our job is to stand up, to speak up, and to love big.
Leave us a comment and let us know how you are leaving a legacy.