Having made a bit of a name for myself in some conservative, TEA Party, and political circles I have been asked more than a few times “What are we going to do!?” ever since November 6th. On the cusp of a New Year, and the brink of careening off a fiscal cliff, I think perhaps its time to answer.
What am I going to do? I am going to pray. I am going to continue to home school. I am going to work to change the culture through the Guiding Star Project. I am going to exercise my second amendment rights. And I am going to have babies, God willing.
You must be out of your mind. You actually want to bring more children into this mess!?
Why yes, yes I do.
We are in an abysmal state here in America. Taxes are about to skyrocket, food prices keep going up, the price of gas is going to rise again, the cost of living is astronomical compared to what it was a few years ago. Healthcare costs are going to rise while doctors become scarce. The HHS mandate could plunge us into a medical disaster as Catholic Hospitals close across the country. Its going to become more dangerous to be a Catholic. And yet….
God is still God. He is still watching over us and caring for us. He is sill the God of miracles who can and will provide for us – if we let Him. Over and over again His Word tells us children are blessings. We need blessing now more than ever! Should He allow us to bring more children into the world, it will not only bless us, but it will bless the world too. In the face of the contraceptive culture that is being rammed down our proverbial throats, what better way to witness to an openness to life? Yes, we WILL be open to any and all new life that God sends us. I am more than ready to be counter-cultural to the extreme. *gasp* A lady who doesn’t buy into the contraceptive garbage and who believes she is empowered by her ability to give birth – not hindered by it! Yep, that’s me!
How better can we bring about the change that is so desperately needed in our nation than to raise up Holy, informed, well educated, young men and women of faith!? In this time of moral relativism, uncertainty, and declining social skills how better to save our culture and society than by teaching our kids the arts of rhetoric and logic; the skills of debate and argument. What better way to reclaim our society than to form the minds and hearts of the leaders of the next generation – ready to serve and grounded in Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Wisdom? This is what I plan to do, with God’s help, to the best of my ability. All is not lost. There are faithful citizens across the “Fruited Plain” who are doing just this. We will see the fruits of our labor as these, our children, grow older. But it doesn’t mean we do not have to fight for them now. There is a war being waged for the hearts and minds of our children. As parents, as adults, as educators, we MUST prevail. We must not allow an overblown Government to strip us of our rights as parents. We cannot let our children become wards of the “nanny state.” They are our responsibility. It is our privilege and our task to raise and educate them. No one else’s.
We also cannot sit by and allow our culture to become so debased that we don’t recognize it at all. This is why I am now working for the Guiding Star Project. I realized that politics wasn’t going to cut it. Politicians are sort of like symptoms. They are only as “good” as our culture. If our culture is sick, the politics Washington churns out will be even sicker. If our culture is strong and morally grounded, the politics of Washington will reflect that as well. So I stepped aside from my political work and decided to work on the culture. What a gem I have found!
The Guiding Star Project truly speaks to my heart, and actually to the mission I had in mind back when I created this blog! Guiding Star is at the forefront of promoting New Feminism – the kind Papa John Paul II urged for. The mission is to open Guiding Star Centers — holistic, pro-life centers nationwide that will unite pro-life and pro-women resources to provide support for natural means of family planning, fertility care, childbirth, breastfeeding, and family life. I urge you to check them out, and if you can, make a contribution. We are a non-profit, and are poising ourselves to take on Planned Parenthood – that’s no easy or cheap feat! The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I really look forward to what the next year will bring!
So there you have it. That is my plan for the New Year and beyond. Things may have looked bleak after November, but they are not impossible. They may be challenging, but I’m up for a challenge! The important question is, will you join me? Will you join me in taking this culture head on? Will join me in not being afraid to live the Truth, speak the Truth, and witness to it? Will you join me in not backing down when our faith is challenged or ridiculed? Will you join me, together on our knees? Will you….