Hot Mess: A Reflection

Hot Mess | Mere Breath

I’m sitting down with a quad shot Cubano that I made with a fifteen dollar espresso machine. It has been years since I pulled my own shots. When I was 15-years-old, I landed my first real job at a coffee shop as a barista. At that time, the minimum wage was just over three dollars [Read More...]

Lou Rhodes and Chicken Soup

Liam and my dog, Chloe, napping.

It is raining outside, something the Northwest desperately needs right now. These are my favorite kind of days. The rain patters on the skylight above my kitchen. My girls are spending the weekend with Mimi and Poppi (Ben’s parents), so it is just me and the guys. Ben spent the afternoon sleeping after working a [Read More...]

Suffering and the Mind/Body Connection in Mental Illness

Suffering and The Mind/Body Connection in Mental Illness  | Mere Breath

Over the last month or so, I’ve felt debilitatingly sad and overwhelmed. A feeling that was reinforced every time I learned more about Planned Parenthood, saw the orange, hazy smoke outside my window from the fires and every time I visited with my dear (incarcerated) sister online. She should not be locked up and the [Read More...]


Babysteps | Mere Breath

I don’t know how to start into this and I’m not sure if what I am experiencing will bless anyone. God works in mysterious ways. We’ve been really busy. All four of the kids are back in school for the year. They absolutely love it. My boys anxiously await the three days a week they [Read More...]

Watch, Sign & Share

My Sign

Recently, I watched the videos that The Center for Medical Progress released exposing hard evidence of Planned Parenthood’s questionable ethics and their clear violation of federal law. As a 31-year-old mom to four young children, I cried. The videos were undeniably difficult to view but necessary. This is going on in our cities and towns. When we [Read More...]

The Three Biggest Errors of Conservative Christians In Talking About Abortion

The Three Biggest Errors of Conservative Christians In Talking About Abortion | Mere Breath

By Lincoln Davis Wilson  The Planned Parenthood sting videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress give the pro-life cause its biggest opportunity ever to make its case in the public square. Apart from the serious questions the videos raise of whether federal law has been violated, they show that the pro-choice euphemisms of “tissue” and [Read More...]

Wanted: A Baby to Love

The McCullough Family

I recently reconnected with a childhood friend and learned that she, too, had Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her cases, however, were much more severe than what I experienced. Today, she, her husband and their five-year-old daughter and are praying for God to bring them another baby through adoption. Please take a moment to watch their story: Stories [Read More...]

8 Ways That You Can End Abortion

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By Scott J Mahurin 1. Repent. Pray and sing the Psalms. Pay attention to the number of times the weak and vulnerable are mentioned. For example, Psalm 94 asks, “Who will stand for me against the evildoers? Who will take his stand against them?” 2. Learn where your nearest abortion facility is, make plans to [Read More...]

Missing a Compassion Component

Missing a Compassion Component | Mere Breath

Written by AMG I am in my mid-forties and approaching an anniversary date from 25 years ago that turned my life on a completely different trajectory—though few know about it. I was sexually assaulted on August 4th, 1990. I became pregnant from that assault and chose to have a second-trimester abortion. It was horrific. I have [Read More...]

My Specimen

My Specimen | Mere Breath

I have two sons. Because I was so sick with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, I had a 14 week ultrasound — at which time, the tech informed me and my husband Ben, that we were having our very first son (third child). Last night, I watched the “another boy” video from Planned Parenthood and cried and prayed. [Read More...]