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This video is absolutely beautiful. I’m speechless…

Lianna Rebolledo was raped almost 23 years ago when she was only 12-years-old.  This horrific event left her wanting to commit suicide. No matter how many showers she would take she felt she could never be clean again. The suicide attempt  led her to the hospital. At the hospital Lianna learned something that shocked her… she was pregnant.

The doctors at the hospital actually encouraged her to have an abortion. But even though she was so young she knew it was wrong. Lianna had one question ” Would an abortion ease my pain and help me forget about my rape?”  The doctors  answered honestly and told her the memories would never be erased. At that moment she knew she could not get rid of her baby.

“If abortion wasn’t going to heal anything, I didn’t see the point,” she said. “I just knew that I had somebody inside my body. I never thought about who her biological father was. She was my kid. She was inside of me.”

Although situation Rebolledo’s was put is truly unfortunate it is not uncommon. According to Prolife more than 250,000 women are raped in America each year. Rebolledo’s reaction to want to keep her baby is not uncommon amongst rape victims.

Two major study’s found that 3/4 of these victims chose to give birth. These women decided to keep their babies because they believed that abortion would just be another act of violence against their own bodies and their children. The studies also indicated that women believe that their child’s life had some intrinsic meaning or purpose which they did not yet understand. By keeping their babies these women have “conquered their rape” and it has helped them regain their sense of power and self-esteem. The same studies also show that women who have decided to have an abortion experience feelings of depression, guilt, burden, and other burdens.

Rebolledo would agree. Now 35, she says that if she had to go through the horror of her rape all over again just to know and love her daughter, she would. “It wasn’t easy,” she admits, “but it was definitely worth it.”

Rebolledo now lives in Los Angeles and runs Loving Life, a non-profit organization that helps raped and pregnant women. She also travels internationally as a pro-life speaker, sharing her story and the message that every life, no matter how it began, is lovable.

“Abortion is not the solution,” Rebolledo says. “Not even for rape.”

Hear Rebolledo’s entire story by clicking on the video below.

Lianna was raped by two men at knife-point when she was only 12 years old. At first she was unable to cope; but when she found out that she was pregnant, she found her reason for living, and all things turned out well in time.

This video is absolutely beautiful. I’m speechless…

 

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Today…

Don’t forget to laugh.

Encourage somebody if you can.

And remember this day is truly a gift from God.

And if you don’t know Jesus Christ, The Son of God, as Lord and Savior, today is the day of Salvation! Never thirst again.

Godssalvation

Today is a day we have never seen before, nor will we ever see again.

Remember that.

God bless ❤

 

 

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You Can Come Home

Some turn to a bottle
Some turn to a drug
Some turn to another’s arms
But it seems like it’s never enough…

Lyrics via Turn Around by Matt Maher

God is ever waiting with open arms, my friends. Call out, let your worries be made known. Give yourself to Him and He will give you Living Water…so that you never, ever thirst again…

Inside of a world at war with itself, amongst people at war with themselves, we can still yet have inner peace. Peace that surpasses understanding. A Part of The True Living God inside of us. That is beyond exciting! And motivating, and so encouraging… 🙂

*Image/lyrics combo via Christian singer/songwriter Matt Maher & the aid of Google.

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The Holy Spirit

Child of God, don’t be afraid. For in what we lack, God supplies in unending abundance. His grace is sufficient and ANYTHING is possible with HIM! God literally ‪#‎died‬ to know you. You are loved beyond understanding. No tear goes unnoticed. Be of good cheer!

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You Can Overcome Anything!

This is sure to boost your mood, no matter what troubles in life you are facing…

God bless you, dear ones!

It’s gonna be a great day. You can be happy, even now. Listen to the words in this song!

 

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Hey You

via Godfruits.com

 

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In Fear of Tomorrow…

“It is tomorrow that fills men with dread. God is there already. All the tomorrows of our life have to pass Him before they can get to us.”

-Rev. F. B. Meyer, Streams in the Desert

 

*Image via Yahoo Images

 

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Pick You Up Soon

I saw this image on a friend of mine’s page and It really made me think.

🙂

“If you’re scared that you don’t matter,
If you’re lost and need to be found,
If you’re looking for a Savior,
All you gotta do is turn around.

No one listens to you anymore,
And your heart has broken down,
You don’t need to move,
Love has come to you,
All you gotta do is turn around.

Turn Around

Song by Matt Maher

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Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

This is an awesome line to remember not only in the troubled, dark times of life, but always. You are not over. The most beautiful parts of life bloom after the worst of storms. What has scarred you, knocked you down, or near destroyed you is actually helping you discover who you really are. The greatest pain can be the greatest teacher. We must keep the eyes of our heart open, and in knowing that nothing lasts forever…be ready to receive the truth. You just may find that the worst thing has made you your best.

Remember who you are and where you are headed despite any negativity that you may face today. Let’s make the most of today!

God bless ❤

*Image via Christian Today

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Wearing Your Love Glasses

Let’s let go of yesterday and enjoy today. Tomorrow is not promised. So, share your love. You are the rainbow in someone else’s cloud even if unaware! :0) You are an answered prayer waiting to be delivered. There is this blessing inside of you that only you and you alone are capable of sharing with the world! Unleash your spark!

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