“Potentially Offensive”

“Potentially Offensive”

I need to let you in on a little secret I was told back in the summer:  My books are potentially offensive.

I have never been told I was offensive before, but now I understand why.

And I am okay with being offensive.

We live in a world where the Christian message of hope is being stifled.  We are told to be politically correct and be careful not to offend ANYONE!

Here’s the thing:  I would never shove my Christian beliefs down someone’s throat.  Honestly, it is a push for me to be completely open and candid on this blog.  But I hope that my sharing will help someone else and if I can help someone else through my journey and point them to Jesus, then I will share.

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So when I shared my book with one hospital, I was written a sweet note saying that my book was nice, but it was my personal story and it could be potentially offensive to other people and therefore, they would not be able to purchase any copies of it.

And that is just fine.

However, I also know that when I had my last two babies (and probably my first two, if I could remember that far back….but MOMMY BRAIN), they asked me if I had any religious affiliation that I would like for them to know about.  I even had to tell what Christian denomination I identified with.  (So in my mind, I thought, “Couldn’t you look at their chart and see if they “identify with” Christian beliefs and only give the books to those people?)

So the Lord has helped me to see (through many different people), that there is another way that we can share the message of hope with parents who experience an infant/baby loss.  I am going to share more about that tomorrow.

For today, let’s just all commit to be bold for the Lord.  Our enemy the devil is prowling around searching for someone to destroy…let it not be us.  Let us be firm in our hope, Jesus Christ.

“Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”  1 Peter 5:8-9

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