We represent the Kingdom of God in a foreign and an alien world. We are citizens of two communities–the community of God and the community in which we live.
What is an ambassador? Representing Christ and minister reconciliation to the world. We are called not to do our will, but Christ’s. The debt of sin has been paid in full. The books are balanced so far as God is concerned.
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Anthony Thomas Professional rodeo cowboy bareback bronc rider, horseman, cattleman and outdoorsman. Originally from The Kimberly, West Australia Now lives in Houston TX. Married to Amanda Thomas, our first baby is due to be born in July. God blessed us with a daughter.
Owner of Farm to Table beef business called Thomas Cattle and Catering. I started a nonprofit called the AT horsepower foundation. A faith-based cause to help misguided and underprivileged kids who (like myself) were dealt a tough hand in life, to teach them about horses, rodeo and the western way of life.
Ran away from home at a young age. Estranged from parents. Representative of Christ.
In 2009, my soul was awakened the day I realized my unashamed brokenness is a far greater bridge to reach others than any superficial image of holiness. The vision was crystal clear and I could no longer allow the heavy weight of anxiety and fear to cripple me from walking in my divine, God-given purpose. I knew it was time to help others heal from the deep pain of abortion and miscarriage.
My uninformed decision to abort my child stemmed from the shame of getting pregnant out of wedlock. I was in college and knew I had a bright future ahead of me. Unfortunately, I did not have the fortitude to understand the consequences of sex outside of marriage. Instead, I opted to believe “it’s just a blob of tissue, not a baby” the line which dehumanized my child. I selfishly destroyed a human life because I didn’t want to be inconvenienced.
The only thing I wanted to do following my decision to abort was to move forward with my life and forget what happened. This desire was short-lived at least until the tsunami of emotions began to surface fifteen years later.
Abortion affects everyone differently but all involved are touched in some way; mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. It’s a generational impact.
I can vividly remember the day my child was aborted. In fact, many of us, if we allow ourselves to sit and meditate on our past experiences, God brings everything back to our remembrance. Oftentimes, a man’s role in abortion has several different forms. He may have pressured you due to his unwillingness to become a father. Maybe he abandoned you, drove you to the abortion clinic, or paid for the operation. It’s possible you never told him you had an abortion until after the fact.
If you have experienced abortion and miscarriage you may develop the following symptoms: Guilt Grief Anger Anxiety Depression Suicidal thoughts Eating disorders Drug and alcohol abuse.
The symptoms listed above are real. Some of us find ourselves suffering alone and in silence. Without help, the pain can linger forever. Men are naturally inclined towards providing for their children. When that role is taken away, it’s devastating.
No Longer Bound will help you see how abortion and miscarriage was detrimental to my overall well-being. I was stuck on a long winding rollercoaster waiting for the tumultuous ride to come to an end. The ride ultimately became a lot smoother but not until I was equipped with the right tools to help me along the way.
In 2009, I was called to ministry, to help bring healing to women and men wounded from the pain of abortion and miscarriage.
Healing is a process, and one thing I know for certain, is time does not heal all wounds; time heals all wounds which are worked on.
Tegra Little is the Founder and President of No Longer Bound Abortion and Miscarriage Recovery Ministry, which provides a safe place for spiritual healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ to women and men who have been emotionally wounded by abortion and/or miscarriage.
Tegra’s journey brought her straight to the open door of ministry where her life is poured out and extended to anyone who desires to end their cycle of pain and find healing.
Kelly Shackelford, Esq., is President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. He has served in this role since 1997, leading First Liberty’s efforts to defend religious freedom in the courts and in the public arena. Under his leadership, First Liberty’s legal team has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, federal district courts and various state courts, where they have won more than 90 percent of their cases.
Shackelford is a constitutional scholar who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate, and has won a number of landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases including a recent watershed, precedent-changing victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association.
He was recently named one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century by Texas Lawyer and is the recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense for pioneering work protecting religious freedom.
Shackelford is a highly sought-after speaker and frequent guest on national news and talk shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and Hannity. He also has been featured in the National Law Journal, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times, and many others.
Shackelford is on the Board of Trustees of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society and earned his law degree from Baylor University.