Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Afghanistan Veteran Fights to Bring her Rapists to Trial

Woman Warrior – an Afghanistan Veteran – Fights for Justice for ALL Women in the USA


By Lynn Hardy


Mark Jernigan, the only DA in Roscommon County, Michigan, told Kelly Lowe, "No jury will convict this man of rape when you (Kelly) left your husband and two boys at home to go out drinking with your sister."

Kelly asked, "Are you saying that if a married woman goes out and gets drunk without her husband that she deserves to be raped?"

The prosecuting attorney chuckled and said nothing.
Despite the compelling evidence, Kelly is refused a trial:
  • Rape kit verifies assault
  • Blood on clothes because Kelly punched him in the nose
  •  Eye witnesses who came running when they heard Kelly yell and saw the rapist running from the room with a bloody nose
  • The rapist confesses as the police record the conversation
  • The lieutenant of the reporting officer asks the DA to prosecute

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What Heaven is Like (A Map) - December 27, 2014

December 27, 2014

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

My tingling hands rest on my stomach, notifying me that the Holy Spirit is with me. Of course, He is always with us, perhaps “active” is more accurate. Instead of relaxing into meditation, I start a conversation, “I know I will be going there soon, but it sure would be nice to find out what Heaven is like now. It would be helpful to kind of have a map of the place before I get there.”

Images and information come quickly into my mind:

All light comes from God – it is part of Him that permeates every inch of Heaven. It isn’t only light, it’s feeling: comfort, joy, peace, hope. It is as much a physical thing as water in the ocean. The closer you come to God, the more “presence” you feel. It is better than any drug you’ve ever taken.