Why I marched

What a thrilling and exciting day to join 750 thousand people in downtown LA yesterday!

This is why I marched:

I am a Believer in God’s love and in Christ’s peace and in unity for all. 

I marched because I am anti hate.

I marched because I am for women. I stand with my fellow sister’s to unite in love.

I did not vote for our president, but I take a stand against the hatred he speaks with his tongue and his Twitter. 

I marched because even though I haven’t had an abortion, I pray for those women that chose to do that, and I agree that it is their right to choose to if needed. I stand with Planned Parenthood for Abstinence and birth control so that we don’t have to go back the dark alleys and do horrific things to our bodies.

I marched for women, beside men, beside children and the elderly, beside lots of varieties of beautiful diverse people who come from different backgrounds and faiths and ethnic groups and lifestyles. I was so thrilled to be a part of history.

I was raised to protest and do “Walks for Life.” Now, I am more pro life than ever in the sense that I am against wrongful Incarceration and I am for gun laws. I have survived depression and I know how dangerous mental illness could be.(And really, who needs an AK47 to defend their home? Not me! I support my military and law enforcement and my husband and my own self to do that:) I don’t need a gun and don’t want one.  If you want one, let’s get you screened and background checked just like our President wants to do to people of other religions. I am for the living, humans from baby in the womb to the mother to the doctor who performs those procedures, and for the judges who put the laws in place(that no government should tell you what procedures you can choose, whom you choose to marry, or what house of faith you worship).

I marched because, let it be known, I don’t want a misogynist and bully in office. I respect that Office. I have a hard time respecting the guy who thinks it’s ok to grope women.

I say sin is sin. I am no better. I stand for truth; though I have lied in the past, and I’ve seen every politician lie.  I want our president to be a great leader, and I pray for whomever holds that Office.  I march for freedom!  I don’t shrug it off as “just words.” Words matter! Especially when you’re becoming a leader.

I march because, “it’s the right thing to do.” If you couldn’t or didn’t, that is ok. I marched to support Science and the Earth and the Arts.  

I marched against racism and xenophobia and homophobia. God designed us each to be different, He blessed us with this earth, now let’s go respect each other with compassion.

Who did Jesus say to love? The women, children, homeless, prostitutes, tax collectors, the poor, the untouchables, the people who are different from you.

I love you because God loves me so I get to share that love with others. I do not love the things that God hates (lying, greed, gluttony, racism, fear, sloth, lust, pride, envy and unholy wrath). I do not like or appreciate a president who has been involved in these things and people who shrug it off as no big deal. I will not tolerate abuse. I will not put up with wrongful judgment and hateful fear and fearful hate.  

If you marched, text “Count Me” to 89800. And please comment why you marched or post pics on my fb or ig of your posters:) Also: Womensmarch

Thanks for “listening” to my peaceful rant.

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Whether to run, bike, go to a gym class or hike? That is my question every day! I walk my yorkie everywhere, and I swing dance with my husband. I am a liberal Christian and the third of eight from a pastor's family:) I am a granddaughter of missionaries and love to write about what exercise and fitness means to me. I am inspired and motivated by my four sisters and four (soon to be five) nieces and nephews:) A supplement called RELIV changed my life several years ago when it helped me lose 40 lbs and got me off the couch and into the gym. I want to help other women gain their confidence and mental health. I am on the warpath against anxiety, depression, pornography and trafficking and hate! Love is all we need!:)

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