Originally posted on theraineyview:
Jaha Dukureh is an anti-FGM activist who came to America from Gambia at age 15. She was subjected to FGM as a newborn, and again at her coerced childhood “marriage” shortly after immigrating. Dukureh’s sister died from complications of the procedure.
Jaha Dukureh founded a nonprofit organization, Safe Hands for Girls, to raise awareness of the harm FGM does, so that future generations will not be put through the barbaric practice.
The horrific practice of FGM is strongly associated with Islam, though some Muslims deny any connection, but also occurs among non-Muslims living in Muslim areas or on the fringes of them. It predates Islam, though. It seems to have begun in Ancient Rome as a sign of slavery, then spread to Egypt. It now occurs in every part of the world, often in secret.
While the Western conservative and centrist voices are united against FGM, the left debates
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The other day my mom said “I hope there is no dust in heaven.” To that I said, isn’t heaven supposed to be perfect? How can there be dust in heaven if heaven is perfect? Plus we don’t know how heaven is physically. Aren’t we outside of our bodies in heaven? Aren’t we in heaven in spirit only? I don’t know. What are your thoughts on heaven?
Right now due to circumstances I am living with my parents apart from my husband. I don’t want to be but maybe that is best for me and for us for now. Kevin and I are rebuilding. I think it is good that I am able to spend time with my parents, especially my mom since she is having trouble with her health. This also gives me time to focus on me and I think I need that for now. It is so hard being apart from Kevin. Somehow this is part of God’s plan and I am trusting Him but this is so hard.
I have tried to keep up on what happened at the recent Synod on the Family but I need to read up on it a bit. I am waiting for the English version of the final synod report to be released.
A friend suggested that I read James in the Bible so I have started reading James. In chapter 1 James talks about having perseverance when going through trials. Even in trials we are called to trust in God and have faith. We need to lean on God in these tough times.
I have started my own jewelry shop on Etsy. I am excited and will be posting more items to sell soon.
Have a blessed Sunday!
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Right now I am dealing with life one day at a time. Trying to figure it out. Trying to figure out how I go forward, how we go forward. Talking to God takes quite a bit of effort. Listening to God is even harder. Kevin and I are separated not by choice but due to life’s circumstances. Sickness, unemployment, problems with finances, and eviction. I never thought this would happen to me. I now know hard times can fall on anyone. I so thought life would be different from this. I know God is *there* but He seems distant. I know God is watching over us and guiding us. Even though I know this I doubt. I ask “How can this be?” “I am going through this crap and He’s letting me go through very hard times.” Yet I have this feeling that God is in charge and things will be better. Eventually. But impatiently I wonder when. And hope it happens sooner than later. To help me get through this time I have been praying, reading, and talking to family and friends. God Bless.
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Originally posted on KEEPLIFELEGAL:
I’ve written often of the hatred of human life from those that consider toleration to be more important than what God has created. We are a society of drones rather than children of God. I happened upon a blog that said:
“…we have lost our hatred of death. We have become indifferent to it. We have come to assume it is natural, normal, no big deal. Why don’t we despise it or reject it as hideous anymore? Have we forgotten that we were created by God to live, not to die?”
I would go further with how our society EXPECTS death rather than fighting for it. It is a sad, sad world where we band together for homeless dogs and cats but allow abortion facilities to exterminate humans.
This apathetic ‘live and let die’ attitude feeds on people who have not sold out to God. Our love for each other…
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Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
A Latina reporter was left speechless after trying to make a white man look bad by asking if he is racist, immediately following being attacked by a group of Latino protesters.
As we all know, one of the favorite narratives of the pro-illegal crowd and the left is that those opposed to illegal immigration are somehow racist, even though we only push for the proper immigration laws to be followed. When this reporter for UniVision attempted to ask a man a loaded question, absolute hilarity ensued as he and his friend – who just happened to be black – put her right in the proper place for trying to paint him as racist to her Latino audience.
Kudos to him and his friend for making her feel every bit as stupid as the question she asked him.
Source: Latina Reporter Gets Owned Asking White Man if He’s Racist
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Originally posted on The Muslim Issue:
The media is aiding in the recruitment of terrorists by constantly seeking profits from distorted reporting of Palestine propaganda, where Hamas killed children to terrorist parents are paraded as victims to Israeli aggression, while the reality is that Israel observes enormous self-restraint in relentless terror attacks targeted against them.
The reporting and distortions, originating from Muslim propaganda and perpetual lying, has made the reason and history behind the entire conflict so confusing that even we didn’t know that the founder of the Palestinian invasion and occupation demanded a Caliphate from the British Mandate. The motivation for Egyptian and Saudi Barbarian Jihadis to invade the Mandate they under “kafir” governance was to re-awaken a Caliphate in the entire region. Had the Ottomans been there they would still have invaded the Mandate. Today Israel is used as fodder for those intentions. Letters between and the British government clearly mentions the word ‘caliphate’…
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“Once, I had night duty, and I was suffering greatly in spirit because of the painting of the image, and I no longer knew which way to turn because they were constantly trying to convince me that the whole thing was an illusion. On the other hand, one priest said that perhaps God wanted to be worshiped through this image and therefore I ought to try to get it painted. Meanwhile, my soul was becoming extremely exhausted. When I entered the little chapel, I brought my head close to the tabernacle, knocked and said, ‘Jesus look at the great difficulties I am having because of the painting of this image.’ And I heard a voice from the tabernacle, My daughter, your sufferings will not last much longer.
Diary Number 152
My Thoughts: Lord Jesus I give you my great difficulties today to do with as you wish. Mend them. Don’t mend them. Show me a different path. Don’t show me a different way. Heal me. Don’t heal me. Please help me to see how everything I am going through has a purpose and a place in your plan for me. I ask you to guide me along the correct path. Amen.
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