Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.
FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections.
FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.
Barack Obama believes this legislation will "end the culture wars." To him, "ending the culture wars" means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion — laws that the majority of Americans support.
Americans United for Life (AUL), a pro-life law and policy organization, has prepared an analysis of the "Freedom of Choice Act." Please click here to read AUL Vice President & Legal Director Denise Burke’s analysis of this horrendous legislation.
The time to Fight FOCA is now. With Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in charge of Congress, we can expect a fight over FOCA to begin as soon as the next Congress begins.
Please add your name to the Fight FOCA petition and let your friends know about President-Elect Barack Obama’s promise to expand abortion throughout the country.
Fight FOCA Petition
I oppose the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), because:
FOCA is a radical attempt to enshrine abortion-on-demand into American law;
FOCA seeks to sweep aside existing, protective laws that I and the majority of Americans support;
FOCA will prevent states from enacting protective measures in the future.
The FightFOCA petition will be sent to key Members of Congress upon the re-introduction of the Freedom of Choice Act in the 111th Congress, and to President-Elect Obama.
Ok, so I will (try to) answer the following questions with single word responses. Here goes!
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Where is your significant other? Work
3. Your hair color? brownish
4. Your mother? -home?
5. Your father? Work?
6. Your favorite thing? Music
7. Your dream last night? - No Idea
8. Your dream/goal? No Debt
9. The room you’re in? Music room
10. Your hobby? blogging
11. Your fear? Bella to reject God
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Content
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you’re not? patient
15. One of your wish list items? children
16. Where you grew up? Indiana
17. The last thing you did? bake
18. What are you wearing? clothes (one word seriously?)
19. Your T.V.? off
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? on
22. Your mood? excited
23. Missing someone? always
24. Your car? Odyssey
25. Something you’re not wearing? socks
26. Favorite store? Gymboree, Gap (oh... you said store-singular!)
27. Your Summer? Blessed
28. Love someone? definitely
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
Ok.. I am passing this award on to the following people. Sorry for the links not being up, when I figure it out I will add them Most are on my sidebar.
1)Whispers of Faith - This blog has been an encouragement to me many times. I have learned so much from the Davis family about choosing Joy! Thank you! - My prayer request for her is that the Lord will give continued peace and Joy!
2)Mandy- Our Journey So Far - Its been great getting to know you, and I love that you keep Conner's memory so alive! Pray that God will give her peace, and comfort in the days ahead. Also for her as they try for baby hall #3!
3)Darlene - Have you seen my keys? - I love your blog. Not a post goes by that I don't get a smile added to my day! * Pray for God to give her continued blessings and encouragements for each day!
I will have to add more to the list later, but I really just want to get this posted for now.
Thanks again Amanda! And thank you to the 3 from the blogs I love! Sending you all a hug! Have a great day you all!
Friday, November 21, 2008
I was on my way to church to take some can goods for our Thanksgiving Baskets. At the stop light there was a lady pushing a stroller, with 2 other kids that I could see walking with her. Keep in mind that its in the 20s to the teens here. I felt compelled to offer them a ride ( this is so out of character for me, it usually freaks me out) I did so, of which she declined. Ok.. so I thought that I was released from God to move on down the road and not think of it. Well... not so... As she crossed the road I saw that there was yet another child with her in the basket-cargo area of the stroller. Struggling to keep her head out of the way of her mothers knee. This BROKE my heart. I dont know if it was just the need that I saw or that its this family, but I do know the Lord has laid them on my heart and I have done nothing but pray for them since this happened just awhile ago. So I am asking you , if you are reading this just to say a prayer for them. The unknown family. I am praying for the children and for the family just in every way I can think.
Conversation between Husband and wife - I laughed and Laughed as I read this dialogue!
Wife: Hi, honey, how was your day?
W: Mine too. I took Hope and Ashley for their well checkups today.(Meaning I took the girls to the doctor today, not because they were sick but because it was time for their annual physicals)
H: (Silently wondering what our well water needed to be checked for and how our daughters fit into the same sentence)
W: (Feeling a little frustrated at his silence, which I interpret as a lack of caring) And they were fine... (thinking Not that you seem to care.)
H:(Still wondering what our well water needed to be checked for and how the daughters fit into it.)
W: Anyhow, (obviously annoyed), on the way to the doctor's office I was driving down Providence Road, and I noticed all the trees had black tape wrapped around them. It appears to be some sort of pest control treatment. Do you think that our trees could be in danger of these bugs? Because if so, I think I'd like to try this tape stuff, which is probably a lot sager than spraying chemicals that could harm the children.You know I just don't think that our government is doing enough to protect our kids from dangerous pesticides. So, do you think I should spend extra money at the grocery store of organic produce? If so, I'll need you to add some money to my grocery budget.
H:(Wondering how the well, our daughters, the trees on Providence Road, and the government's stand on pesticides could end in a request to spend more money. He decides to play it safe.) I don't know, honey; I'll have to think about it.
W:(astonished at his lack of concern for our family's health, begins to cry.)You'll have to think about what? We are talking about our daughter's lives here and all you can say is you'll think about it!
H:(Baffled, still not understanding how any of this relates to our daughter's lives but clearly understanding I'm asking for more money again.) Why are you so emotional, and why are you always nagging me for more money? (He realizes he shouldn't have said nagging, remembering he got something thrown at him the last time he used that word. He regrets his choice of word and ducks just in case)
W: Nagging? You call caring for our children,nagging? You are so insensitive..... you're impossible. You're not worth wasting any more of my breath! (Stomp, stomp, stomp, slam.)
H: Women!What's the deal? And what did she ever say was wrong with our well?
Monday, November 17, 2008
My favorite quote... " If you are not satisfied or content with what you already have you will not satisfied with what you are begging God for either once you have attained it."
How true is that... I mean how many times have we thought.. " I would be happy if..." It reminds me of shopping (did I mention I really like to do that?? - but what girl doesn't?). You know.. like shopping for a new outfit. You leave the house thinking 'OK.. if I can just find that WOW dress for this wedding that would be great!' You get to the store and by outfit #32 you find the perfect one. So with all well intended purpose you head to make your purchase. As you are headed there all of the sudden the perfect little denim jacket that just happens to be on the model right by the checkout, is staring at you. Now you are no longer thinking about the perfect dress that is in your arms, you are thinking of the jacket you wish you could get out of line to try on.
How many times do we do this with our life? I would be happy if.... God would let me get pregnant... if... I could just hold my baby again.... if ..... I could have a bigger house.... a better car... make more money.... if my child would just obey..... if I could sleep...
Please hear my heart here. Every single one of those things I have thought and felt. If we could just get a hold of the truth of what we do have and learn to be content. Think of how happy our daily life would be.
Instead of "I would be happy if " we need to say " I am happy and content because"
So here goes... I am content and happy because ...
God has given me the privilege to carry 4 children ..
I am content to know that 3 of the 4 are in the presence of the Awesome God .
I am content because I can hold Isabella and share Gods goodness with her.
I am content because God has given me a house to make a haven for my family.
I am content because we have plenty of room in our van for Isabella and any other purchase I might make while out shopping ( you know I had to put that in!).
I am content that my God shall supply all of my needs.
I am content in the truth "train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."
I pray that this post will inspire you to look at contentment in a new way and discover the great gain of Godliness with contentment!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is a word that I daily battle with. Isn't it that way really for all of us. What does this word speak to you? Better yet what is it not? I would really love to hear some of you on this one.
Tomorrow I will follow up with some thoughts from Jesus on this topic.
Good night to all,
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I have been emailing with a girl who I met through blogging that just lost her son this last March. Even though we havent talked (emailed) alot I have felt that we were ment to meet each other. So today Darrell and I went to look at sofas.. first to the Gray Mill, but we ended up passing it so we decided to go to the Gallery first. So we did end up at the Gray Mill and as I am walking back I see this couple at the desk and the lady turns around and I am just stunned. I know that I was totally staring just in shock. I couldnt believe it , it was Mandy.
So I ended up going up to her and its like we both had an Ahh haa! moment. How random! Neither of us had a problem talking to each other. Mandy it was so great to talk to you!
So.. just had to add that to our blog. Oh btw Mandy is starting a Run in memory of her son Conner. It will be March 28 - I will keep you posted to the details. But as for me... that will give me time to get ready for a 5k. I know to you avid runners it sound like a small thing, but for someone who hasn't ran... well that will explain it all!
Hope you all are doing well .... oh without this it wouldn't be completely random...
The other you will never guess what thing....
I bought alot of creamer today! No.. really... alot.... I think with coupons, and discounts I ended up paying less than 45 cents for my Mint mocha creamer ..... and the number well... lets say I spent a little under 10.00 . you do the math!! LOL!!
Have a good one!