Artists for Life

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alveda King testifies about abortion and the civil rights movement...

Alveda Kind, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gives her testimony about the pain of her abortion and how she found healing, as she speaks at a gathering of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

To see more testimonies from men and women who have made the choice to abort their children, now regret it and who are choosing to break their silence, please visit the Silent No More on YouTube.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep...

I was introduced today to one of the most beautiful artistic ministries I have ever encountered. It is with great joy that I introduce you to the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation. From their website:

Pregnancy and birth are miraculous journeys. This amazing time of life is full of mystery, anticipation, joy, hope, and wonder. Feeling the powerful energy of birth and new life, watching as a new family is born unto each other. These things humble and amaze. These are the things that we celebrate when a baby is born.

But there is another aspect of pregnancy and birth. There is an unexpected place in this journey where some families may find themselves. When a baby dies, a world is turned upside down. There is confusion, sadness, fear, and uncertainty that cannot be explained. There is sorrow where there should have been joy. During this time, it might be impossible for families to know what they might need in order to heal in the future.

This is the place where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.

Please watch the following feature that was broadcast on NBC's Today Show for a very real and powerful picture of the blessing and need for this ministry...And then follow the links below to learn how to contact NILMDTS and donate to their efforts.

Find out more about the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation here at their website.

Find a photographer in your area here.

Donate to this worthy organization here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Catholic Exchange features Handmade for Life...

Catholic freelance writer, Ann McClure, has published a fantastic article about Handmade for Life on Today's Catholic Woman.

Read more about who we are and what we do here.

Thanks so much, Anne, for your continued support of our mission and the cause of life!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Building a Culture of Life in Alaska...

I have recently had the pleasure of getting to know a little bit more about one of our Handmade for Life members. Shannon at Baruch's Lullaby is an Alaskan resident and fiber artist. She's not only privileged to live in one of the most beautiful locations in America but also to be a part of a fantastic pro-life effort centered in Wasilla.

Shannon has spent a great deal of time working with the HeartReach Pregnancy Center and has even dedicated a large portion of her own handiwork towards fundraising for their life-saving efforts. HeartReach is on the verge of acquiring an ultrasound machine for it's facility. Shannon writes:

"HeartReach Pregnancy Center in Wasilla is raising funds for ultrasound equipment and all of the particulars that go with such a program to support women and their families. Baruch's Lullaby has partnered with HeartReach and is donating 80% of sales from this section of the shop toward this project.

Or, you can go to the main page of the shop and on the right (under "Sections in this shop") click on the HEARTREACH BENEFIT. Spread the word! Pregnant moms deserve real options and truth, and ultrasounds go a long way toward delivering both."

The ultrasound machine is an extremely important tool for educating and saving lives in any pregnancy center but the best centers go a step further once the decision to accept the life of a child has been made. HeartReach provides valuable educational opportunities for new parents including health and nutrition classes, child care classes, and parenting classes. They also offer abortion recovery support, clothing for babies and expectant mothers and childbirth education classes in addition to their pregnancy testing, counseling and 24-hour hotline services.

They are the whole package. Pro-woman. Pro-child. Pro-family. Pro-life.

Thanks so much to Shannon at Baruch's Lullaby for all that she has given of herself to help others live full and beautiful lives. Please stop by her shop to help support HeartReach or visit their site to donate directly.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pro-Life Paper...

While cyber communities and email have become the preferred method of communicating for many, everyone loves to open their mailbox to find a handwritten note. We have many talented paper artists in Handmade for Life who can help you turn that small pleasure into a real delight to give and receive.

Handmade cards with original art and layers of beautiful paper. Original photography, plantable paper, and even designs for the guys...All handmade for every occasion. Many artists will also honor custom requests for cards, invitations and announcements. Their talent is at your service!

Check out our full list of Paper Artists here....

...And enjoy a few examples of their work that I've collected for you below...

Glad Spring Friends Card by klow

Baby Shower Card from Ellie Lee

Happily Ever KLS Reflections

1 Timothy Card by Noah's Landing Art

You're So...Sweet by CardsbyEmily


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