Write and Live His Answer NOW


Write and Live His Answer Now

Encouragement to Impact Our Culture

by Marlene Bagnull




Foreword – James Watkins

Introduction – A Growing Sense of Urgency  

Chapter 1 – Silence Is Not Golden

Chapter 2 – Balancing on a Highwire

Chapter 3 – “One Nation, Under God”

Chapter 4 – A Wisdom Checklist

Chapter 5 – We Need the Holy Spirit!

Chapter 6 – Prepare for Battle

Chapter 7 – The Fight for Life Is Not Over

Chapter 8 – All Life Is Precious – The Disabled, Mentally Ill, Aged

Chapter 9 – Jesus Loves the Little Children

Chapter 10 – Sticks and Stones – Growing Up in a Dangerous World

Chapter 11 – No Child Should Go to Bed Hungry

Chapter 12 – My Family Too

Chapter 13 – The Plight of the Poor

Chapter 14 – Love Is the Answer – Racial Reconciliation

Chapter 15 – Light in the Darkness

Chapter 16 - The Ten Commandments Are Not Suggestions

Chapter 17 – Grafted into the Tree 

Chapter 18 – Peace At Any Price?

Chapter 19 – Take Up Your Cross

Chapter 20 – Be Ready for His Return   

GO DEEPER – contributions by others  

Chapter 21 – Isolate or Insulate? – Ava Pennington

Chapter 22 – Heal Our Land – Laura Shaffer

Chapter 23 – Your Voice in a Hostile Climate – Peter Lundell, D.Miss.

Chapter 24 – Cry Mercy, Cry Repent – M.K. Gantt

Chapter 25 – What Must We Do? – Dr. Bruce R. Porter

Chapter 26 – Write Editorials – Dr. James Hanak

Chapter 27 – God-given Duty – Darcie Gudger

Chapter 28 – Under Attack! Marriage and Family – Charlene Giles, MA LMFT

Chapter 29 – Mourning to Ministry – Catherine Jacobs

Chapter 30 – Our Children Need Jesus – Esther Bandy

Chapter 31 – Arming Our Children to Stand in the Battle of Faith – Joan Benson and Marjorie Wingert

Chapter 32 – Messy Hope – Lori Wildenberg

Chapter 33 – B.I.O.N.I.C. Believe It Or Not I Care – Sandy Austin

Chapter 34 – Make Every Effort – Robert Cook

Chapter 35 – Leaving the Building – Toni Campbell

Chapter 36 – Open Door Policy – Emily Chase

Chapter 37 – The Power of the Cross: Human Trafficking – T.L. Scheffler

Chapter 38 – Racial Reconciliation and Critical Race Theory – Angie Bass Williams

Chapter 39 – Hunger – Terry Brennan

Chapter 40 – Four Fearless Steps: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse – Carolyn Byers Ruch

Chapter 41 – It’s About Obedience, Not Orientation – James Watkins

Chapter 42 – The Online Pornographic World – Barb Winters

Chapter 43 – Redeeming the Media and Protecting the Eyes of Innocence – Dr. Ted Baehr

Chapter 44 – Christians: Stop Asking God to Send Revival! – Rick Marschall

Chapter 45 – Resist the Counterfeit Lion – Leona Choy

Chapter 46 – The Power of the Gospel – M.K. Gantt

Chapter 47 – Assurance of Victory – Victoria Dorshorn

Chapter 48 – Things to Come . . .  – Leona Choy

“America Must Bless God” – Angie Bass Williams


Biblical Guidelines for Addressing Controversial Issues

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Recommended Reading


Now Is the Time

Now is the time
to say yes to God’s call,
the time to seek Him
and His will,
the time to prioritize
what’s really important
and put Him first.

Now is the time

to discern
what slows us down
and trips us up,
to confess our sins
to Him and each other,
and to cast aside our doubts.

Now is the time
to fix our eyes on Jesus
and to run with perseverance
the race set before us,
to proclaim the Good News
 to the lost—now
while there is still time.


A Growing Sense of Urgency

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 NLT

     During my seventy-eight years, I’ve seen a lot of changes—some amazing, others deeply disturbing.

     Man has walked on the moon, but we have not learned to walk with one another in peace.

     The twelve-inch black-and-white TV of my childhood is now a huge flat screen that brings the horror of the war in Ukraine into my living room in full color. When will it end? Or will Putin go nuclear and end it for us all?

     Our doors are now locked at night, but locked doors cannot protect us from the evil that invades our homes through multiple devices that access the Internet.

     Mobile phones and artificial intelligence have replaced rotary phones and operators. Even young children become connected and addicted. They spend more time looking at a screen than playing outdoors. Their “friends” bully and shame them. People who pretend to be friends lure them into deadly relationships.

     Marriage is no longer a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman as God intended, and sex outside of marriage is no longer frowned on, even by some Christians.

     People who identify as LGBTQ+ are now celebrated and their “rights” receive priority in our courts of law. The courts prosecute parents who try to get counseling for their children who claim they are of the opposite gender. Tomboys are encouraged to believe they really are boys, and they’re told they have a “right” to hormone-changing drugs and body-altering surgeries. But tragically, we are labeled as “haters” when we forget that we too are sinners in need of God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness.

     The lives of the unborn and our aged are no longer valued.

     How long, Lord? How long before Your judgment falls on the United States of America? Surely, You cannot ignore our sin much longer. Or will You stand by silently and watch our nation self-destruct?

     This is not a doom and gloom book. Rather, it is a call to action. “For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns” (Rev. 19:6 NLT). “He isn’t really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent” (2 Pet. 3:9 TLB). He is raising an army of believers to reach the lost—to write and to live His answer. Will you enlist?


Take Action

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 NLT


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