Friday, January 27, 2012

Sanctity of Life

We were talking about abortion and birth control the other night (a topic which stemmed from my mom listening to the interview of Rick Santorum with James Dobson) and my brother said a very profound thing:
"The best form of birth control is self control."
Which I thought was incredibly true, and therefore had to put it on here.

In Christ,

Em xoxoxo

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Tell me,what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver


Wednesday, January 4, 2012


   If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
    During the life of any heart this line keeps changing place; sometimes it is squeezed one way by exuberant evil and sometimes it shifts to allow enough space for good to flourish. One and the same human being is, at various ages, under various circumstances, a totally different human being. At times he is close to being a devil, at times to sainthood. But his name doesn't change, and to that name we ascribe the whole lot, good and evil.
   Socrates taught us: Know thyself!
   Confronted by the pit into which we are about to toss those who have done us harm, we halt, stricken dumb: it is after all only because of the way things worked out that they were the executioners and we weren't.
   If Malyuta Skuratov had summoned us, we, too, probably would have done our work well!
   From good to evil is one quaver, says the proverb.
   And correspondingly, from evil to good.
   From the moment when our society was convulsed by the reminder of those illegalities and tortures, they began on all sides to explain, to write, to protest: Good people were there too!
~Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago