Inside the Rebellion of Saints

this is for all the kids who glow in the dark. I'm the narrator and this is just the prologue.

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"If you have a pulse…you have a purpose."

this video truly shows the beautiful meaning of life. it inspires me and touches my heart. please take a moment to watch this. you won’t regret it! :)

God is good.

He sends miracles in the most unlikely of ways and circumstances. <3

From Jonathan’s caringbridge site:

At just under 18 weeks into our pregnancy, Jason and I learned that we were having another little boy. Within 30 minutes of that happy news came the knowledge that something had been detected by ultrasound that required a level 2 ultrasound and visit to the specialist. The next day, our worst fears were realized as we were told that our baby had issues that were “fatal” and “incompatible with life”. Given the options of terminating the pregnancy or carrying a baby that would not live, we felt devastated and hopelessIn the end, we realized that it was not our decision to make and so we chose to leave it in God’s hands.  Once we made that decision, we immediately felt the weight lift and we were completely at peace.  We named our baby Jonathan, because it means “gift from God” and that’s exactly what Jonathan is. 

I am now 31 weeks pregnant and although there are good and bad days, I can say that Jason and I have never once looked back or regretted our decision to continue to carry this little boy. We don’t know what lies ahead, but one thing has become clear: that things are not exactly what they seemed at 18 weeks. Please see our journal entries for more of Jonathan’s story.  We know so many of you are praying for us and we cannot thank you enough for that. Keep those prayers coming! 

Love to you all, 

Lauren, Jason and Tyler”
for more on Jonathan’s life and progress go to:


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"…no man can hope for eternal reward unless he follow in the blood-stained footprints of his Savior…

…”If we suffer with Him, we shall also reign with Him.” (2 Timothy 2:12) Christ’s labors and sufferings, accepted of His own free will, have marvelously sweetened all suffering and all labor. And not only by His example, but by His grace and by the hope held forth of everlasting recompense, has He made pain and grief more easy to endure; “for that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation, worked for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:17) …”

-Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII (May. 15th, 1891)

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Song of the Day:
I Can Trust You - Rebecca St. James 

Yes, I know that You have paved a path for me

Yes, I know that You see what I do and don’t need
But when it comes to the deepest things
I have a hard time relinquishing control
Letting go

God, it hurts to give You what I must lay down
But when I let go, freedom’s found
God, it hurts to give You what I’ve held so dear
Because of Your love it’s clear
I can trust You with this
I can trust You with me
I can trust You

Lord, I know that You are worthy of my trust
For You have shown me time and time again
You’re faithful and yet
I’m so scared of letting go of this
Afraid of what You might do with it
How could I forget who You are like this

Me forsaking
Heart is breaking
I let go of what I’ve held so tight
Freedom’s mine now
For the taking
I move in faith, not by sight
Let Your will be done.


^^^^^^This pretty much sums up my mood today. Being faithful that His will…will be done in my life and through my life & that it will be the best thing. “Speak Lord, for Your servant is listening”! :) 


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Jesus’ voice (intro into “Every Man’s Way of the Cross”):

These fourteen steps
                        that you are now about to walk
                        you do not take alone.
                        I walk with you.
                        Though you are you,
                        and I am I,
                        yet we are truly one­
                        one Christ
                        And therefore
                        My way of the cross
                        two thousand years ago
                        and your “way” now
                        are also one.
                        But note this difference.
                        My life was incomplete 
                        until I crowned it
                        by My death.
                        Your fourteen steps
                        will only be complete
                        when you have crowned 
                        them by your life.


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On and On by Tenth Avenue North


Love, I have waited for you 
And love, I was wounded for you 
Won’t you look into my eyes 
Through the pain and through your pride 
And find I am true 
You’re the one I can’t deny 
And I’ll never leave your side 
I gave my life for you 
So what are you waiting for? 

On and on we go 
Come love take my hand 
On and on we go 
Time and time again 
On and on we go 
Back to where this all began 
Come love take my hand 

Life is waiting for you 
And life I have given to you 
Tell me what else can I do 
What more have I left to prove? 
That I am what you need 
Still I will hold on to your heart 
Through the chaos and the dark 
When your eyes fail to see 
So what are you waiting for? 

On and on we go 
Come love take my hand 
On and on we go 
As you run away again 
On and on we go 
Back to where this all began 

Broken I was for you 
Broken I’m still for you 
My broken heart breaks for you 
Broken I’m over you 

On and on we go 
On and on we go 

On and on we go 
Come love take my hand 
On and on we go 
Time and time again 
On and on we go 
Back to where this all began 
Come love take my hand 
Come love take my hand 
Come take my hand


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