A Tale of Two Marches

In just a few days thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands!) of women will converge on Washington D.C. to commemorate the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump with a protest. This “Women’s March” started out sounding like such a great idea! After the election, so many of us wanted a place for women to come together in…

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In the name of chocolate

I love the fall. Crisp cool weather.  Changing leaves.  Apple festivals.  Halloween. Especially Halloween. I have great memories of dressing up, running from house to house collecting as much candy as I could possibly get, and dumping the candy into a huge pile when I got home to trade it until I got just the right…

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Pro-Life In The Trenches.

In college, a group of students and I would pray outside an abortion clinic early Saturday mornings.  After several weeks of praying outside on my knees in the cold, I had an itch to do more, so I trained to be a sidewalk counselor to try and convince women, between the distance of the parking…

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Our Alex

When I was in my second year of teaching, I had a co-worker come up to me in the hallway and inform me that she had had a dream that I was pregnant, that she was “usually pretty good about knowing these things,” and that I should probably take a test.  I laughed, and told…

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Accepting Help

As a high-energy, type-A, go-getter who comes from a family of high-energy, type-A go-getters, I have always struggled with pride and perfectionism.  Pride in the fact that I am (under normal circumstances) able to accomplish a million things in a day and perfectionism in that they will generally be done correctly and in a very…

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Expectations

In October 2005, my husband and I went to the doctor to see our very first baby for the very first time.  It was a routine 20 week ultrasound and we were so excited to catch a glimpse of the little person who was growing inside of me.  We watched the screen closely, not knowing…

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March for Life – An Encouraging Picture

The Guiding Star Project was very pleased to be able to participate in the March for Life this year.  It was a chilly and snowy day in Washington, D.C.  full of meetings and speakers and conventions and of course the March itself.  Conservative estimates said it was attended by over 500,00 people.  According to Eternal…

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For Fear

I have been part of an abortion. I was just a student, still in nursing school, having just completed my OB rotation. The mother was young, like me, but the pregnancy was very much planned. What she didn’t plan for were the “fetal anomalies” that the baby had–developing with kidney problems. The staff told me…

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Pro-Life Feminism

I feel like I’ve been carrying a secret. I’ve worked hard to create my online “persona.” Diligently posting on my blog, commenting on other mommy bloggers sites, taking writing classes, even attending a blogging conference. Waiting and hoping for my big break, the moment when I will make it as a writer. And through it…

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Can Pro-Life groups work together????

For those of you who are familiar with the Guiding Star Model you know that good collaboration of separate service providers and organizations is essential to the realization of our mission. We are working to create comprehensive women’s centers that can provide for basically all of the needs of childbearing women and their families. This…

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Pro-Life “Specialists”

In a brief exchange via social media this evening, I was reminded why it is so important for those of us in the pro-life movement to keep a bigger picture mentality when looking at abortion and how to change a society that accepts and supports this horrendous practice as a “right”.  I read a post…

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