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We can do it!

July 9, 2019

We’ve made it to Louisiana! This weekend the group was split between Shreveport and New Orleans. It was nice to kind of split apart from each other and realize even though we get annoyed with each other, we started to miss each other and were ready to be a whole group again.

It’s definitely a struggle sometimes to love each other fully, but it’s all part of the mission. A mission in which we are called to love everyone fully and never see anyone as a inconvenience. There’s a constant call to be Christ like and a constant choice within each of are hearts on whether or not we are going to answer that call.

I was graced with the opportunity to go to New Orleans. (It’s always been a dream of mine). Our host families always treat us so well, the New Orleans food was amazing. I was also graced to be in the presence of a newly ordained priest and to receive a blessing from him. We also had two priests chat with us over dinner and we had a great discussion about the pro-life mission.

Noah, one of our walkers brought up an interesting point. He talked about women in World War II and how their idea of we can do anything is very different than we can do anything idea of today. Women during WWII were the women bravely fighting the battle back home while the men fought one on the line. These women were not afraid to raise their families, fill the jobs of men, make ammunition, build airplanes, whatever they needed to do, they did it. Not because they felt the need to prove themselves, but to fulfill a duty to protect their family and bring their men home by taking care of the country from the home front.

Today woman continues to strive for that. Yet there’s a twist in it, that says life devaluing practices are the right and path to women’s true freedom. We have women who are scared that they can’t raise a child on their own, and are surrounded by a society that tells them they are alone. In reality, we are living in a country where there are strong women out there, and men too who are willing to support and fight for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

My prayer is that you hear these voices and join this battle. I want every woman to be the fearless woman she’s called to be. And for the men to be the kind of men worthy of such graceful protection of the beautiful heart of a woman. Then alas with hearts ablaze the unborn shall be protected and all lives respected until the time comes for them to go home to the enteral throne.

Mikayla Olson, Southern walk 2019

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Theresa-Personal permalink
    July 11, 2019 9:40 am

    Loved this post and made me think of this song – continue to ‘set the world on fire’ with your love for our Lord and each step you take in each of your Pro-Life journeys!

    Set the World on Fire

    Britt Nicole

    I wanna set the world on fire Until it’s burning bright for you It’s everything that I desire Can I be the one you use?

    I, I am small but You, you are big enough I, I am weak but You, you are strong enough To take my dreams Come and give them wings. Lord with you There’s nothing I cannot do. Nothing I cannot do.

    I wanna feed the hungry children. And reach across the fathers*farthest land And tell the broken there is healing And mercy in the Father’s hands.

    I, I am small but You, you are big enough I, I am weak but You, you are strong enough To take my dreams Come and give them wings. Lord with you There’s nothing I cannot do. Nothing I cannot do.

    Take my dreams Come and give them wings. And Lord with you There’s nothing I cannot do.

    My hands, my feet My everything My life, my love Lord use me.

    I wanna set the world on fire Wanna set the world on fire.

    Take my dreams Come and give them wings. Lord with you There’s nothing I cannot do Oh no. Take my dreams Come and give them wings. Cause Lord with you There’s nothing I can’t do. Nothing I can’t do.

    I’m gonna set the world on fire. Set the world on fire.

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Jason David Ingram / Cindy Lavonne Morgan / Britt Nicole

    Set the World on Fire lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music Services, Inc

  2. Mary Beth Tarantino permalink
    July 14, 2019 11:29 am

    Be safe with Barry. Lots of rain. Hopefully you are in Mississippi by now. God Bless as you walk to Washington!

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