Friday, August 10, 2012

Wedded Bliss--27 Years Today

It has been a very busy and full day today.  It continues to be busy but I wanted to just put a short note here to proclaim that my husband and I have had a very  blessed 27 years of marriage.  Today we were wed in front of God and everybody.  Back then, God was not forefront in our lives but He knew what He was doing!!!!  We were not walking with Him but we had the basic principles down and marriage meant a lot to both of us.  Our intention and belief going into it was that it was forever, until death do us part.   I know many couples who do have that intention and belief also and sometimes the marriages are severed regardless. 

Given that we knew each other for a very short time, were not walking with God and I was very young, one might say statistically our marriage shouldn't have survived.  Yet, by the grace of God it has and we are blessed that it keeps getting better. 

We have had our difficult times but even in those days of confusion and miscommunication, God was very present and working in our lives.  I am thankful though that even in those years that we were not clicking on all cylinders, we still genuinely liked each other!  We have always been able to make each other laugh and I am blessed to have a man who is a gentleman and has a kind heart.  He is a great father as well. 

Whatever God has in store for us, we are grateful for all that He has given us thus far.  We look forward to many more years (God willing) as a team but we are indeed one flesh.  Tonight we are going to spend our anniversary at church.   It's movie night there and we are going to see "October Baby".   I don't want a cruise, or jewelry or even a fancy dinner out.  Seriously, at 27 years, I just love spending time with my husband and the company of our Christian family is a great addition to the celebration.  We really don't want it any other way. 

It was a great day the day we got married and our marriage was just a little sapling.  Now it's even greater and the sapling has grown into a mature oak.  The root system is deep.  It took a while to get to this point but it is a joy to behold.  Thank You, God for growing us!!!  :D  You are the greatest matchmaker ever!

Genesis 2:24 
Ephesians 5:22-33

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heavy Hearts

This is the report I read tonight about this woman. 
"My heart is heavy tonight with the news that she through with aborting her twin baby girls. Her situation even affected the workers inside the clinic who asked her if she was sure she wanted to do it because she was so far along. (It's VERY rare for abortion clinic workers to ask things like this.) They said she showed NO emotion. Now we will all pray that she repents."

That was a concern of mine. The sheer lack of emotion going in was disconcerting enough but the same lack of it leaving is even more so.   I am reminded of the testimony of Carol Everett gave in her book Blood Money about women's reactions after their abortions:

"But, they have the abortion and they go to the recovery room, and then there are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: I've killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first time they called it murder. But, you know, as bad as that sounds, that's probably the healthiest reaction. That woman is probably going to have the ability to walk out of there and deal with it, and perhaps be healed and go on.
And now, in Europe, where they've had abortions for much, much longer than we have, there are some authorities in the Netherlands who are alluding to a spiritual healing that women have to go through before they can completely deal with their abortion. So they're getting closer day by day by day. But the second reaction is: I am hungry, you kept me in here for four hours and you told me I'd only be here for two; let me out of here. Now that woman is doing what I did. She's running from her abortion. She's not dealing with it; she's choosing to deny it, and she's the woman that we read all the statistics about, post-abortion syndrome. They say now it's an average of five years before people actually deal with the fact that, yes, they did kill their baby. And yes, they do have to deal with that."

I want to write more here but my computer is acting up to the point  I cannot type anything (long explanation)Again, I just ask for prayers for not only the woman who aborted her twin girls but also the workers who actually paused and asked to make sure this woman was sure about what she was doing.  

All of these workers were once in the abortion industry at one time.  Seeds were planted in them too  and they left the abortion business.  
Carol Everett, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Norma McCorvey, Dr. Noreen Johnson and her husband Dr. Hayward Robinson,  Abby Johnson, Jewels Green, Joan Appleton, Dr. David Brewer,Brenda Pratt Shafer, Dr. Patti Giebink, Dr. Mcarthur Hill, Kathy Sparks, Dr. Joseph Randolph, Dr. Beverly McMillan, Dr. Anthony Levatino (who recently gave testimony to Congress on the pain the baby feels from abor tion), Dr. Paul E. Jarrett, Dr. Arnold Halpern, Luhra Tivis, Joy Davis, Hellen Pendley,  Nita Whitten, Debra Henry, Stojan Adasevic, Catherine Adair, Ramona Trevino, Sue Thayer, Patricia Sandoval, Luis Maldonado, and recently, abortionist Scott Spagnolo-Hye has stopped doing abortions.  I don't know what Hye's reason for stopping but he is no longer doing abortions at the last report.  He used to be at Pendergraft's facility (Orlando Women's Center where the woman mentioned above aborted her twins).   

I pray for all of them....for those wanting to leave, those about to and those who have left....continued healing and may they grow in Him. God is still on the throne and He is still in control. I think about the woman who went into that facility and left it today.....and many like her.  They do late-term abortions there every Wednesday I am told.  That's just one city times all the abortionists listed at http://abortiondocs.org/  She wasn't the first and she won't be the last. I feel quite deadened by all this and I am numb and I don't visit these places to counsel. All I do is report and believe that one more big mouth is needed because our state-run media won't report it.  So please pray for those those loving but diamond-nerved sidewalk counselors.  May they never weary of doing good.  Please pray for them as we know the spiritual warfare to keep them away is very great.  Pray for protection for them and for them to love in His strength and not their own.  They can't not do it (sidewalk counseling) but it is very hard to face that much evil day in and day out. 

Okay....I am having major problems with my computer.  So this is now the FOURTH attempt to say....God is GOOD.   We must cling to Him.  He doesn't have to answer us nor does He have to ever explain what He is doing.  But I do sometimes say...I look forward to seeing what You have in mind to working this out for good.  We may never find out but we do know He will be victorious in it all.



I just got word that a woman is about to abort twins at 24-25 weeks gestation at Orlando Women's Center in Florida.  She claims to be a Christian and says she already has 2 daughters.  Pray for the softening of her heart towards her babies and for any intervention that would cause the abortionist to not go through with it.  The cost of killing 2 babies at this particular abortion facility is $2600.   All the sidewalk counselors there have been talking to her.  Please pray for them as they minister to her.

Yes, she is aware of  babies' kicks and is aware of the pain they will endure in the abortion.  This is a heart that is hard.  I know many   ask..."Why did she wait so long?"   "Does this really happen often?"  "How can she ignore the movements of those babies?"  Our world is a fallen one.  Babies are given up to the modern-day Molech in the name of the god "CONVENIENCE".  

Proverbs 30:11-14
There is a generation that curses its father, and does not bless its mother.   There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filthiness.  There is a generation-oh, how lofty are their eyes!  And their eyelids are lifted up.  There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and whose fangs are like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy among men.

Just read a report on the woman.  She just received the injection that starts the labor and she told the counselors outside that it's too late. Although this fact is not true but she is believing the lies of the abortion facility.

God knows the outcome of this and we know that He will use it for His purpose.  We don't know the outcome even if she does go through with it to the completion.   His ways are higher than our ways.  We know is that He is good and He is sovereign.   Yes, she is on the path to destruction.  She is advancing towards a deep canyon and not heeding the warnings of those on the sidelines to turn around and go the opposite direction.  She is refusing to hear His voice and is rebelling by following her own ways (the ways that seem right to her).  She doesn't KNOW Him and that's why she is even there in the first place.

The words of the Lord are powerful and Living Water, mine are not.  So all my words come up short and I really have nothing to say other than I am praying for this woman and her babies.  May she come to know Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord.  May she really come to know Him regardless of the outcome of the abortion.  I know that the sidewalk counselors are sharing the Gospel like they always do in these places and times.  Seeds are being planted even in the midst of the destruction taking place there.  God always hears our prayers....please pray!