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DEAR ABORTION, PRO-CHOICE, ABORTION JUSTICE, ABORTION JUSTICE NOW AND PPFA

If one happened to attempt an actual, honest discovery of Mary Budesheim (aka Mary Béchànd), they would first uncover my sheer disdain for bullies; then perhaps they’d discover my lack of concern for how others perceive me in relation to personal motivation and/or lifestyle choices; especially residing here in Upstate New York with the Capital Region and Albany ‘politics of the day’.

So to navigate the slippery trails of political disdain, abortion and other heated topics, I’ve actively sought a very small life, so that one day I might uncover my position and stand shoulder to shoulder with other free speech warriors as we all prepare to fearlessly and loudly, with one voice, ROAR our opposition to the status quo and BIG TECH CENSORSHIP.

LOVEY, I’m referring to stealth marketing services and assisting old (and new) friends fight the good fight of free speech … especially those found in Christ Jesus WHO ARE READY TO ROAR in opposition to the stagnation and decline of our values.

In this, please know I am in no wise confessing superiority over other people on any specific topic – ESPECIALLY ABORTION, MARRIAGE, OR ANY OTHER HEART ISSUE. WOW… THOSE ARE HUGE AND I SIMPLY FEEL ILL-EQUIPPED! I’m simply advocating we ALL HAVE FAR MORE grace, mercy, kindness, goodness, love, faith, peace, patience, MORE JESUS in how we communicate with each other. And I still need DAILY help seeing this. DAILY I MUST SEE PAST MYSELF TO UNDERSTAND YOU OR ANYONE ELSE BETTER THAN MYSELF! I need ‘MORE LIKE JESUS AND LESS LIKE ME’:

Zach Williams – Less Like Me (Official Music Video) #LessLikeMe #ZachWilliams #ChristianMusic
MercyMe – I Can Only Imagine (Video) #ICanOnlyImagine #MercyMe #ChristianMusic

ABORTION

I will do my very best to enlighten readers from my own personal perspective, as truly this is all any of us can genuinely offer one another. So NO, I’ve never been pregnant but I was married for a short time prior to a major disability when I was 22 years old. Truly it was quite heartbreaking to go from being a healthy and productive wife [Mary Budesheim] (who also loved riding motorcycles), to a shell of my former self [Mary Béchànd]. And come on, this is New York! I kept my married name for two reasons: COST of name change AND Social Media (especially the battle I would have with Facebook) — funny how Zuckerberg can destroy Patriots like me but the Taliban still has a FB account … things that make you go hhhmmmm.

SORRY, I DIGRESS. AND I HAVE REACHED OUT TO OTHERS WHO COULD HELP ME WRITE THIS ARTICLE … FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOMEONE WHO DID HAVE AN ABORTION. I REMAIN ILL-EQUIPPED TO SPEAK PERSONALLY ON THIS SUBJECT … BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK FROM SOME VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE.

BLESSINGS, Mary Budesheim

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To Him be the Glory - and Mary's Response

This world will tell you that you are unworthy. That you are lacking the family heritage or the qualifications to allow your spirit to flourish. This is not so with our Lord Jesus Christ! What the world devalues, our Lord values exponentially. And why? Indeed to display HIS glory in all things, and to bestow mercy and grace where HE alone chooses to do so.

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Christians, Can We Stop Romanticizing Marriage & Scriptures Already?

Don’t get me wrong, I believe healthy marriages are the foundation to any flourishing society and I’m in no way minimizing or chastising marriage or the need for children and families. I’m simply advocating for realism in our Christian literature and daily devotionals targeted towards women – especially as it relates to the relationship between Christ as the bridegroom and the church as the bride. It's like the Easter Bunny to Christ’s Resurrection or Santa Clause to the Birth of Christ - and it's the exact reason I prefer Oswald Chambers over others like Max Lucado.