Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How Do We Get There? What Is Our Plan?

Edited: I've added a "missing" piece to in bold, making article complete. 

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The goal is not only to restrict abortion, or even to make it illegal, but actually make it an unthinkable – and not occurring.   “How do we get there?” and “What is our plan?”  It seems Insurmountable!
Forty years of abortion – 40 years of killing our own flesh and blood – the unborn.  Since the U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision of January 22, 1973, states have been trying to restrict abortion ever since.   Now is the time to end abortion.
Scripture teaches us there are many gifts but all of the same Spirit.  The head cannot exist without the body.  The body is a whole with many but equal parts.  Again, I ask the questions, “How do we get there?  What is our plan?” Scripture points the way.
 
 It is therefore important to always pray – as it is our communication with God – seeking His grace and blessing, courage, and boldness going forward in our quest. We should always support and encourage one another, realizing the gifts God has given us – how do we use our gifts to defend innocent human life against the mentality of abortion? 
 
Newborns experience rapid growth and development in their first year: they cradle, stretch their arms, legs, fingers and toes, drink/eat only mother’s milk or warm bottled milk, smile, sit up, crawl, and learn to walk one foot in front of the other, falling numerous times along the way.
So it is with the pro-life movement. The incremental one-step-at-a-time or baby steps is how I think we will end this scourge.  This is not to say that I do not want this nightmare to end right now.  I do!  Ending this horrific mass slaughter is with me nearly every moment of my life.
But, change most often occurs over a period of time, not immediately. Sure, there are exceptions. As a rule though, we are a people of peaks and valleys along many winding roads.  Current public opinion continues to suggest we are indeed advancing toward the prize, but slowly, and only with a slight and changing majority.
 
Life at Conception Act declares personhood to the unborn as set forth by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.  Parental Notification and/or Parental Consent laws may also prove effective, although may or may not be seen as strong compared to Life at Conception Act. Further still, legislation is being advanced to restrict abortion of those preborn children capable of experiencing fetal pain and Fetal Pain.  Then there are efforts at both state and national levels to Defund Planned Parenthood – cutting off the blood money available to Planned Parenthood to execute the preborn.  All of these legislative attempts have degrees of merit.
 (Yet), prayer, peaceful vigil, legislating and restricting abortion, working at a PRC is falling short of our goal. Why?  I say that because although many are indeed active in and supporting pro-life activities, too many of us are passively “sitting on the sidelines.” I understand we are a busy people, especially those with families.
But, are we serious about ending abortion?  If we are, then our streets surrounding every abortion facility should be overflowing with prayer warriors 365 days a year, prayerfully demanding: “no more abortion!”

The killing of our unborn brothers and sisters never stops, except possibly on Sunday.  Pastors, we yearn for your visible and pastoral example.  Teachers, doctors, lawyers, parents, children, grandparents, fire and police personnel, we need you.  The unborn need YOU!
 I am grateful for and acknowledge all that is currently being accomplished - all those who are presently in the trenches to restore a deeper respect for all human life and ending abortion now.
Collectively, these are many of the incremental steps we need to take.  All of them, mingled together, sprinkled with God’s grace and power of the Holy Spirit. We need each other, including our churches and pastors, using the gifts God has provided, together with each of our ministries. Each piece of pro-life legislation, each prayer, each hour of vigil at the abortion mill, or working at a Pregnancy Resource Center are all steps in the right direction, furthering our conscience awareness of the unborn, and the fatal effect abortion inflicts upon it.  United in Christ’s love, we can, we will stop the madness of abortion.
Pray to end Abortion:
 
 


 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Now is the Time



I’m sickened, disgusted, and angry!  As I view the graphic pictures and read the associated stories of abortionists Kermit Gosnell and, Douglas Karpen, and again here,  I nearly weep. I cannot believe what is before me.  It’s like a nightmare.  But it isn’t.  It is real! The images of the tiny infants were once breathing, kicking, struggling to live after botched abortions; the back of their necks then slit and “snipped” to cause immediate death - it’s too much!  “Oh, dear Jesus, what can I do to help end this evil?”

Since the end of our 2013 spring 40 Days for Life Campaign, my heart has been stirred.  Intensifying this movement of heart, co-writers, Michelle McIntyre and R. Clayton Strang at Life of the Party blog have published several thought-provoking and moving articles.  Abortion has been “legal” in America since the January 22, 1973 U.S Supreme Court abortion decision.  Abortionists killed an estimated 55 million unborn children over the past 40 years.  Twice Washington State voted to give thumbs up to this barbaric act, abortion.  Really!  “Are we serious about eradicating abortion? I wonder, ARE we?”

How long are we going to allow neighborhood “health clinics” like Planned Parenthood to slaughter our unborn sisters and brothers?  A recent National Right to Life survey found 55% of Americans did not know Planned Parenthood performs abortions.   As a people, “we don’t get it, yet.”  Although the high profile cases of Gosnell and Karpen are receiving Internet visibility, abortion occurs daily in cities across America.  “Seriously, we just do not get it!” But wait…

To be fair, I need to acknowledge and thank the great work hundreds of pro-life ministries involving thousands of saints who have already been defending the unborn, while supporting their moms, too.  In no specific order, pregnancy resource centers (PRC), Pregnancy Aid, Angelorum/Next Step Pregnancy Services, Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Prolife Washington, Human Life of Washington, Seattle Helpers, Project Rachel, Silent No More Awareness, Gabriel Project, 4US, 40 Days for Life, Priests for Life, and a multitude of fraternal organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters of America, and Concerned Women of America.

What can I do, what can we do to help end this evil? Pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance and an open heart.  Contact a local pregnancy resource center or pro-life ministry.  Pray in front of the nearest abortion facility that the doctors and staff have a change of heart and leave the abortion industry.  Pray for those who enter these health clinics seeking contraceptives or abortion; pray they also have a change of heart.

"Now is the time."  Now is the time to end abortion!  Holy Spirit, touch and move our hearts.  Awaken us! Help us end abortion today.  Thank you, Jesus.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wearing a Rosary


Wearing a Rosary

On many occasions, I have seen people wearing a rosary.  The first thing that comes to mind is dis-respect. It appears as though the rosary is worn like jewelry. I realize this may be somewhat judgemental on my part....yet, how many ARE wearing the rosary as fashion?  Lately, I have observed numerous actors/characters on television sporting a rosary.  Also, wearing the rosary is cultural -  a sign of an individuals love of Jesus's mother, Mary, our Blessed Mother. Further, I have worn the rosary myself during brief periods of distress.  It is worn with great respect and becomes a "living prayer" of sorts.

WHY? (extended thought)



Why did you do it?  Because it is ok…

“When asked why Williams had killed the baby, Cross answered:

Because the baby, I guess, because the baby was moving and breathing. And she (saw) Dr. Gosnell do it so many times, I guess she felt, you know, she can do it. It’s okay.”


Gosnell Murder Trial Jury Wants More Info on Babies He Killed

And then,

Why Kermit Gosnell should be acquitted by Kristen Walker Hatten

After 40 years, we as a society have become accustomed to abortion.  The killing of our unborn brothers and sisters has been “approved” by America. Yes, countless individuals, groups, organizations, states, and many politicians have been working and praying for the end of this scourge (with many successes), but still, we “live” with abortion.  Maybe it’s true…maybe Gosnell should be set free.  As a nation, we have NOT stood up boldly, we have not consistently prayed, we have not offered to help our local Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC), or prayed at the local abortion center.  It has not been an individual or a national priority to end the killing!  Unless…

The time is now!  Ask the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to lead and guide you in utilizing your gifts to do your part.  Pray daily for an end to abortion and pray at the local abortion mill (40 Days for Life) and (Helpers of God’s Precious Infants).  Contact a PRC and offer your help; donate diapers, baby clothing, toys, or money here and here.  Write letters to editor.  Be informed on local and national legislation and politicians who are truly pro-life with a burning desire to end abortion (Life of the Party and Abortion in Washington). Always vote pro-life!

What’s it going to be?  Will you commit today to help end abortion?   

 

WHY? Because it is ok.


Why did you do it?  Because it is ok…
 

“When asked why Williams had killed the baby, Cross answered:

Because the baby, I guess, because the baby was moving and breathing. And she (saw) Dr. Gosnell do it so many times, I guess she felt, you know, she can do it. It’s okay.”

Gosnell Murder Trial Jury Wants More Info on Babies He Killed

And then,

Why Kermit Gosnell should be acquitted by Kristen Walker Hatten

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

55% Americans Ignorant Planned Parenthood Abortions




Shockingly, Planned Parenthood performed 333, 964 abortions in 2011, which is greater than 27% of all U.S abortions.  Yet, LifeNews.com reports only 45% of Americans know of this violence Planned Parenthood inflicts against unborn children.  Really! Abortion has killed over 55 million U.S. preborn infants since 1973; Planned Parenthood commits the majority – and continues as the (abortion) industry leader (slaughtering our infants in the womb).  Wake up &  stand up America!  The time is now! Stand up for life!