The two topics we are not supposed to talk about are two topics I wanted to write about when I first thought of starting the Breadcrumb Trail.
Politics and Religion.
I was fired up about the ways of the world and watching the things “that would never happen in America” happen right before my eyes. I was very angry, very sad and very emotional. My husband asked me one night, “why do you want to write about all this?”
As they often do, my eyes started to swell with tears. I looked at him and replied, “because I want people to know the truth.”
That was the moment God spoke louder to me than ever before.
He said, “I AM the Truth.”
Jesus answered, “I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
The tears I was holding back streamed down my face. That was the day the Breadcrumb Trail became my personal, patriotic and prayer-filled journey.
Though my internal struggles over screaming from the rooftops (or pounding my keyboard through my desk) for people to WAKE UP and stop being so naive about the direction our Nation is going hasn’t completely stopped, my priorities have shifted. There isn’t a day that goes by though that I don’t ask myself, as a Christian, when is enough, enough?
I pray about this a lot. I search for answers. Today I’ll share with you my latest find.
“Live Not By Lies, A Manual for Christian Dissidents” is a book by bestselling author Rod Dreher.
As described in the publisher’s note, “the author draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers.”
From the cover:
In Live Not by Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm and explains why it is so hard for us to recognize the threat of totalitarianism in our own time. He lays out steps for resistance and shares stories of the modern day dissidents who preserved their faith and their integrity during a time of tyranny, revealing:
- How to keep your sons and daughters in the faith, like the Benda family, whose six children remained devoted in the face of persecution.
- How to stand firm, like Father Jerzy Popieluszko, who gave up his life to speak out against the communist regime.
- How to let go of bitterness, like physician Silvester Krcmery, who prayed for his captors every day of his thirteen-year prison sentence.
- How to live not by lies, like Russia’s Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who refused to affirm anything he knew to be untrue, even at the price of exile.
Though I’m only in the first chapter, I agree with Dreher that too many of us are sleeping through the erosion of our freedoms, assuming totalitarianism can’t happen in America.
I believe that sometimes we have to be warriors, because so many ways of the world are not of God, and I will not follow a voice I do not know.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
And, I will stand against those who try to lead me through trickery and deceit, masked as identity politics, surveillance technology and psychological manipulation. Please join me.
May God bless and protect our country and everyone reading.