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Dear Friends,
This post will be controversial I can promise you that. If you want something light or easy to digest please find a different blog or website. Then again no one has been on here for awhile so no worries.
Tonight I was scrolling through some headlines on USA Today and I came across something rather disturbing. It is that many more infants are being born dependent on prescription drugs. You can find the original article here.
I see this and my heart breaks. I was reading elsewhere about the numbers of people killed in car crashes and how it was more than a few wars. The number absent was the number of infants killed at the hands of abortionists. This world is filled with evil and filled with selfishness as a result of our sinful nature. I see these statistics and it makes me sad but it also sobers me to realize the influence satan has had from the beginning. Satan is not all powerful nor can he take away your free will, we give that up pretty easily. However, he has an agenda that agenda is to destroy life. The first part of John 10:10 says that the thief, or satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. How does he steal? Through homosexual relationships. Please understand I in no way hate them or have a right to judge them, I am merely stating the facts. Life comes through a man and a woman, God designed it that way. A homosexual couple cannot naturally produce life. How does he kill?Through abortion, or the willful termination of an unborn child (we can squabble over what to call the unborn later). Please also understand if any of you reading this have had or considered such a thing, I cannot condemn you, I have never been in that place. I can however speak the truth I know from scripture. How does he destroy? Through sin in general, particularly addiction. As someone who has struggled with addiction, who has family and friends who have struggled with this, and who fights with the power of God behind her, I know addiction is a dark place. He destroys the individuals quality of life, the quality of the lives around them, and those of their children. In the case of prescription drugs and the children born dependent on drugs this shows most clearly. I struggled with something most people would hardly even consider an issue or a sin, but it was against God, myself, and my future husband, who one day I am going to have to tell. My sister struggled through drug addiction, and others in my family have struggled with alcoholism.
The point is we as Christians know the enemy, we know how to fight him, but most of us are too scared to say anything as it may be offensive. It is time to step up and actively start praying against the attacks and influences of satan. It is time to, instead of condemning those who sin, and conveniently forgetting our own, look for ways to love and help them. It is time that we stop being passive, we must rise up in the powerful name of Jesus and fight for the innocent, the broken, and imprisoned. It is time we start living in the victory Christ has already won for us. What are we waiting for?
Sincerely, Chloe

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Dear Friend,

I come from a broken home to say the least, worse we all pretended that we were “ok” while inside we were dying.  Love was there just not expressed and after everything that has happened I can honestly say that despite the hurts I love them all.  I will say this that after seeing what my family has gone through and the often misguided actions of my parents and siblings I still think that I want to be married.  I heard someone once say that divorce is almost hereditary, if your parents divorce, you will divorce.  It made me want to run and hide from the thought of marrying simply because of that.  Is there really no hope?  My entire family is depression prone, we all fall into it, but by the grace of God, despite my past He has allowed me to rise above it, He rescued me.  I want to get married now because I want to be the other statistic, the one that makes it the one that rises above the broken past.  I want to minister to the children of broken families, I want to encourage people to keep on trucking.  It broke my heart a few weeks ago when we prayed in small groups at youth (I am one of the youth leaders at my church) and every single kid prayed for their family.  What is happening here? I want to get married not to fill some void, but maybe to hopefully point people to Christ, I want to show them that God is able to heal the wounds of your past. Even as I write this at 3:15 am I can’t help but cry a little to see my family falling apart.  Rest assured that just because you come from a broken home, it does not mean that you have to lead a broken life.  Allow Jesus to help you rise above  your past, heal you, forgive you, and free you.

This easter I am going home and I would greatly appreciate your prayers, I have a bad (ok good) feeling that God is going to use me to speak to them and maybe just maybe He can use me and maybe just maybe someone else in my family will find healing in Jesus.

Sincerely, Chloe

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Dear Friend,

Laughter solves many many problems.  The phrase “laughter is the best medicine” is so true.  My life sorta fell apart, again, a few weeks ago with everything happening at once.  For about 3 days I was down and out.  However, one morning during my long drive to college, I was contemplating the past week and looking at all that happened.  I could not help it, I started laughing at my own moronic inability to control anything at all in my life and how it takes me so long to realize sometimes that God is a good God, and I pretty much have no control over anything except my attitude, and even that is changing.  Anyways the past few days I have not been able to quit laughing or smiling.  Yes, my life is still more or less in pieces, but it is amusing at least.

-Sincerely, Chloe

Ps: The skeleton post is nearly done.

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