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20 February 2017 @ 07:44 pm
I don't usually post music here on the comm, but I couldn't resist this time.

I'm a fan of the Christian band MercyMe, and they have a new album coming out next month. They just released a single from it, and it's absolutely beautiful. It's one of the best - and most powerful - Christian songs I have ever heard. It has such an incredible message. The song is called "Even If."


08 February 2017 @ 02:04 am
According to the ACLJ, Pastor Hassan received a 12-year prison sentence. He has 15 days to appeal his conviction.

Please continue to keep him in your prayers, and if you haven't already, and you want to sign the petition for his release, you can do so here.


26 January 2017 @ 03:45 pm
In Sudan, two Christian pastors were arrested under false charges. According to the ACLJ's website:

"In Sudan, there is a deadly crackdown on Christians. Two Christian pastors – Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal – were arrested and imprisoned by Sudan’s Islamist Security Services on trumped-up national security charges because of their Christian faith. Pastor Kuwa has now been freed, but Pastor Hassan still faces a possible death sentence for his Christian faith. Join us as we mobilize our global offices to demand his immediate release."

The judge is supposed to issue his verdict for Pastor Hassan this weekend. If you want to sign the petition for his release, you can do so here.

It takes only a minute. Please also keep them and the ACLJ in prayer.


16 January 2016 @ 09:02 pm
Earlier today, Pastor Saaed Abendini was released from Iran after over three years in prison. He, along with three other Americans, are now in a safe zone waiting to be flown to Europe.

This is such a wonderful answer to prayer!!!!!!!!! Praise God!!!!!

Please do continue to keep Pastor Saeed and his family in prayer, however, because it will be a long road to recovery.

03 December 2015 @ 09:26 pm
Title: Frightfully Keen
Author: San Antonio Rose (ramblin_rosie)
Rating: PG for brief non-explicit married people stuff
Fandom: Girl Genius
Spoilers: A bit of conversation borrowed from Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg (Vol. 12)
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Studio Foglio in any way, and this story is not known to or approved by the good Professors.
Genre: Humor, romance
Pairing: Gil/Agatha
Type: AU, timestamp to De Profundis
A/N: Warning for newlywed sappiness.

Summary: In which Gil and Agatha take an extended honeymoon, Zeetha invents a new act, Tarvek fails to be above it all, and Mechanicsburg accidentally gains a new industry.

( Those magnificent men in their flying machines... )
25 November 2015 @ 06:26 am
"In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Title: De Profundis
Author: San Antonio Rose (ramblin_rosie)
Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements (depression, grief, suicidal ideation)
Fandom: Girl Genius
Spoilers: Slight spoilers for recent canon (Act 2, Vol. 2); goes AU from Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess (Vol. 5)
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Studio Foglio in any way, and this story is not known to or approved by the good Professors.
Genre: Angst, hurt/comfort, some romance
Pairing: Gil/Agatha, unrequited Lars/Agatha, eventual Lars/OFC
Type: Canon-divergent AU; complete in five parts, ~25,000 words (which I shall post as quickly as our lovely and gracious mod will let me!)
A/N: I've done my best to keep this story a "for want of a nail" AU, but there are a few bits of headcanon and some speculation and elements of deuterocanon that worked their way in. You can read more about one particular bit of headcanon in my first GG story, The Perfect Cover. If you're not familiar with GG, you may want to at least glance over the first few volumes to get a sense of the characters; the full run of the comic is available free online. Also, despite the thematic grimness, I promise it has a happy ending!

Summary: "Oh, very good, sir. I'm sure you'll manage to damage yourself this time." -- Ardsley Wooster, Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess

While Agatha is still on the road from Passholdt to Sturmhalten, a split second's inattention leaves Gil with a broken back and a crushed spirit. Wooster and Higgs rush him to Mechanicsburg, but can the Jägers get Agatha to him in time to restore his will to live? What will Klaus do when he learns of Gil's disappearance? And how will matters progress if Master Payne's players take the stage in Sturmhalten with the wrong actress playing Lucrezia?

Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play...Collapse )