• Grace A. Johnson

Thank You for Taking a Stand (Write for Life Blog Tour)



As part of the October Pro-Life tour headed by Erika Mathews and Ryana Lynn Peterson, many bloggers are getting together and sharing pro-life posts to state their personal beliefs and reasons why, remind their readers of the sanctity of life, and encourage others to join us in the fight for rights for the unborn.

When I signed up for this a few months back, I began thinking of different things I could post. Honestly, without personal experience, there wasn’t much I could say. After all, the Bible makes it clear that children are a gift, that life is infinitely precious, and that He is Lord over all that lives and breathes. I can’t say it any better than how He did, now can I? So I put it off, waiting for the Lord to put the right prompt on my heart.

It took a while, but He finally did. And this post isn’t to dive into the scripture behind why I’m pro-life and why you should be too (if you aren’t already, which I doubt). It’s not to convince you of the evils of abortion. It’s not to rant and rave...no matter how much I enjoy it.

No, instead of discouraging y’all by going on about all that’s wrong with the world, I want to thank you.

You’ve taken a stand. I know you have. You, who chose to keep your baby. You, who adopted or fostered a child. You, who have obeyed and been fruitful and multiplied. You, who didn’t take birth control. You, whose womb remains open. You, who delights in the promises of the Lord. You, who wishes for a child. You, who march for the rights of unborn children. You, who comforts those who grieve. You, who rally against unjust and wicked regulations. You, who proclaim the scriptures. You, who support pro-life causes. You, who waited until marriage. You, who sought His will. You, who voted for pro-life officials. You, who changed a pregnant girl’s mind. You, who is making a difference.

Thank you.

People like you, who give one dollar, who say one prayer, who give one hug, who loves one child, who repeat one verse, who take one step...one. Just one. Only one can make a difference, and many can make all the difference.

Thank you.

Thank you for taking that stand, for voting pro-life, supporting pro-life, living pro-life. Thank you for loving those precious unborn children, those struggling parents, and those who have done wrong. Thank you for praying for every life, for every mother and father, for every doctor and nurse. Thank you for waiting until marriage, trusting in God, and doing what He called you to do. Thank you for choosing to have an open womb rather than take birth control or tie your tubes. Thank you for being a mother or father to an unwanted child or an orphan.

Why?

Because being pro-life doesn’t just mean being against abortion. It means having an open womb and being pro-reproduction. It means loving children who aren’t yours and might not have anyone else to love them. It means viewing all people—no matter how sinful—as precious in the sight of God. It means being against homosexuality and transgenderism, which malign God’s intentions for life and stifle the ability to procreate. It means choosing to live another day rather than take your own life. It means praying for those who have made mistakes and had abortions in the past—because their lives matter too. It means praying for those who have performed abortions or administered drugs. It means praying for those who have convinced others to abort. It means speaking up and being bold about life and God’s purpose for each of us.

I hope you’ll take a stand as well, if you haven’t yet. Because if God loves the lives of humans so much that He would send His Son to sacrifice His...then we should as well. And remember that you can be pro-life without ever donating a dollar or casting a vote. All you have to do is pray and love. Take a stand and be an unmovable beacon of hope to those who struggle.

The way you live your life could save a hundred others.

Thank you.

 

The Tour

In honor of the release of not one but TWO pro-life novels this month, the authors Erika Mathews and R. M. Peterson have put together a Write for Life Instagram/blog tour for the entire month of October. I invite y'all to join me and countless other Christian bloggers and Instagramers as we share about being pro-life and support these two pro-life books! Below is the blog tour schedule, and if you keep an eye on your social media feeds, you'll find pro-life graphics and posts being shared all month long!


October 1

Erika Mathews at Resting Life - tour intro

Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness - Why I am Pro-Life


October 2

Erika Mathews at Resting Life - Read the First Chapter for Free

Grace A. Johnson at Of Blades and Thorns - Thank You for Taking a Stand

Katja Labonté at Little Blossoms for Jesus - Sustainer’s Smile spotlight


October 4

Joy C. Woodbury at Discipleship With Joy - prolife post


October 5

Madisyn at Madi’s Musings - Ten Responses to Common Abortion Arguments Part 1


October 6

Jen Rose at Living Outside the Lines - Sustainer’s Smile spotlight

Akira Rodriguez at With Joyful Praise - prolife post


October 7

Eva-Joy Ruth Schonhaar - Sustainer’s Smile review


October 8 - To Save a Life Cover Reveal

Kylie Hunt at Kylie Hunt - The Film Director’s Wife - Sustainer’s Smile spotlight

Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness - prolife post


October 9

Grace A. Johnson at Of Blades and Thorns - Sustainer’s Smile spotlight

Kylie Hunt at Kylie Hunt - The Film Director’s Wife - To Save a Life post


October 11

Joy C. Woodbury at Discipleship With Joy - Sustainer’s Smile review

Katja Labonté at Little Blossoms for Jesus - Sustainer’s Smile character spotlight: Liliora


October 12

Madisyn at Madi’s Musings - Ten Responses to Common Abortion Arguments Part 2

Lauren Compton at Novels That Encourage - prolife post


October 13

Jen Rose at Living Outside the Lines - Sustainer’s Smile character spotlight: Carita

Akira Rodriguez at With Joyful Praise - Sustainer’s Smile review


October 14

Vanessa Hall at Vanessa Hall - Sustainer’s Smile review

Stephanie Agnes-Crockett at Stephanie’s Ninth Suitcase - Sustainer’s Smile post


October 15

Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness - Sustainer’s Smile spotlight

Kelsey Bryant at Kelsey’s Notebook - Sustainer’s Smile character spotlight: Rita


October 16

Brianna Burden at Singing in the Rain - prolife post

Grace A. Johnson at Book Nations - guest post by Erika


October 18

Joy C. Woodbury at Discipleship With Joy - To Save a Life review

Katja Labonté at Little Blossoms for Jesus - Sustainer’s Smile review


October 19

Rebekah Morris at Read Another Page - Sustainer’s Smile review

Lauren Compton at Novels That Encourage - Sustainer’s Smile author interview

Martha Abilene at Beyond the Literary Horizon - prolife post


October 20

Kristina Hall at Kristina Hall - To Save a Life review

Jen Rose at Living Outside the Lines - Sustainer’s Smile review

Akira Rodriguez at With Joyful Praise - To Save a Life review

Vanessa Hall at Vanessa Hall - prolife post


October 21 - Sustainer’s Smile release day!

Erika Mathews at Resting Life - Sustainer’s Smile special author post

Kristina Hall at Kristina Hall - Sustainer’s Smile review

Grace A. Johnson at Book Nations - author interview with Erika

Kellyn Roth at Lilacs & Reveries - Sustainer’s Smile spotlight

Martha Abilene at Beyond the Literary Horizon - Sustainer’s Smile review


October 22 - To Save a Life release day!

Erika Mathews at Resting Life - To Save a Life release post

Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness - TSAL spotlight & author interview with Ryana

Grace A. Johnson at Of Blades and Thorns - To Save a Life spotlight

Kellyn Roth at Lilacs & Reveries - To Save a Life spotlight

Martha Abilene at Beyond the Literary Horizon - To Save a Life review


October 23

Grace A. Johnson at Book Nations - To Save a Life spotlight

Stephanie Agnes-Crockett at Stephanie’s Ninth Suitcase - To Save a Life review

Abigail Harris at Read Review Rejoice - To Save a Life spotlight and SS character interview: Claera


October 25

Courtenay Burden at Sheep Among Wolves - prolife post

Katja Labonté at Little Blossoms for Jesus - To Save a Life review

Tara at Tower in the Plains - prolife post


October 26

Tara at Tower in the Plains - Sustainer’s Smile review and character spotlight: Tae

Lauren Compton at Novels That Encourage - To Save a Life review

Rebekah Morris at Read Another Page - To Save a Life review


October 27

Tara at Tower in the Plains - To Save a Life review

Jen Rose at Living Outside the Lines - To Save a Life review


October 28

Kaitlyn Krispense at Kaitlyn Krispense, Author - Sustainer’s Smile, To Save a Life, & prolife

Vanessa Hall at Vanessa Hall - To Save a Life spotlight


October 29

Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness - Author Interview: Erika Mathews

Kelsey Bryant at Kelsey’s Notebook - To Save a Life post


October 30

Erika Mathews at Resting Life - tour wrapup

Grace A. Johnson at Of Blades and Thorns - To Save a Life review

 

On the 9th, I'll be sharing more about the books, so stay tuned and don't forget to check out these other AMAZING Christian girls' posts about life! Until then, thank y'all for taking a stand!


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Bookishly yours,

Grace

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