Saturday, January 26, 2013



Well, I am happy to share the awesome news that the Department of Health has shut down the ONE remaining abortion mill in the state of Mississippi in the good ole' USA.   Many abortion mills have shut down in the past year but this one is momentous in that there are ZERO abortion mills existing in this state.  There are even other states that have one remaining abortion chamber and we pray for those to fall, domino-style. Last Abortion Mill in Mississippi .    Abortion mill owners complain about SAFETY measures like widening doorways for gurney access, unbroken stairs, working equipment.  I don't know one liberal in my circle who is going to be happy about an abortion mill closure that shut down for heinous conditions.  Not one.  They will all lament "a bunch of old white men on Capitol Hill is telling me what to do with my body".  Never mind that these mills actually kill women with cases of sepsis, perforated organs, and anesthesia overdoses.  Here's the news flash though.....you can't make abortion SAFE.  It's like saying, "Let's make sure the ovens at Auschwitz operate hotter and cleaner and have some pretty flowers planted out in front of it".   76 page deficiency report at abortion mill

Mark Crutcher, of Life Dynamics, pointed out that when he started out with pro-life ministry in 1992, there were over 2,100 abortion mills in the U.S.   Now in 2013, there are over 600 and he added that most of those are in bad shape.  Many different factors will contribute to their closures.   Many people think that if Roe vs. Wade (and I would think Doe vs. Bolton would have to be as well), were overturned, then we would have 100% abortions illegal.   It would just go back for the individual states to decide for themselves to keep the murder of the unborn legal or illegal.   States such as New York and California which are pretty much without any limits on abortion, don't report their numbers, and could be considered the abortion capitols of the nation (east and west coasts respectively) would keep abortion going.  States like Alabama  and Georgia would move swiftly to make it illegal.

It is quite amazing though, that after 40 years since Roe vs. Wade being forced on the American people by fiat..we will see that it's possible to have a federal decree as toothless and impotent.  It is a victory (but already we see Satan trying to undo this....I'll address this in future blog). 

Awareness is what catches attention first.  My exposure to the world of abortion was non-existent.  I never thought about it, PERIOD.  It never entered my little isolated bubble-world.  Then the bubble popped one day.  I learned what it was....this practice exists?  How could anyone DO THAT?   The natural plan that God had intended was all of  sudden askew.   Of course, my knowledge of post-abortive men and women was non-existent too.   It took awhile but I am thankful today for the knowledge.  Like William Wilberforce once said, (paraphrasing here), You can choose to look away, but now you can't say you never knew". 

Once I got searching though, I was exposed to many kinds of pro-life ministries and levels of activism.  Some are out there on the frontlines at abortion mills trying to desperately reach the women and girls going into abortion mills (willingly and unwillingly).  They are truly the soldiers willing to lay down their lives, willing to sacrifice in various ways to make sure those who go in (or those who work there) are exposed to the truth. 

Others take a different approach.  Some are in the rooms of crisis pregnancy centers sharing this truth in this very private and personal setting....with free ultrasounds and material services readily shared.  Some people feel they are not cut out for either setting but they want the truth out and they march, put bumper stickers on their cars, wear pro-life shirts, go to fundraisers and maybe they share with family, friends and neighbors.  Maybe they just like sharing news on their social networks.   If anything, the most important activism is PRAYER no matter what method of activism is advanced.   Many different groups are out there with many different ideologies....going to college campuses, churches, fairs, walks and marches, public speaking engagements and reaching out to those who were in the abortion businesses themselves.   You see the links at the bottom (and I just realized I need to update AGAIN).  Satan loves to divide and I will have to say that I was very saddened by the in-fighting between groups over which method is the best.

It's like coming to Christ.  So many found and accepted Christ in so many different ways.  The BEST way if fire and brimstone preaching (says one), and then another one says, "No, make a friend and help them find Christ". With others, it's street evangelizing...with some it's helping a homeless ministry....gentle words, truthful words.....many of us could share widely divergent stories of how we came to Christ...quickly, slowly, some feeling fear of Hell or some with feelings of relief and with "liquid love".   One could criticize each method.   I could be criticized with just my blog entry here.  I just say...pray for growth for that one is no longer ignorant.  They may start out slow and mature at a very slow rate....but their roots are strong and deep.  As long as they are going forward....I am thankful.

It took me awhile and I am still praying for advancement myself.  I recognize I don't do nearly as much as I want to do and I am painfully aware of what obstacles I let stand in my way.  I pray for God to keep working on me to keep maturing not just in the ministry of pro-life service but most importantly, my walk with Him. 

I am thankful for all the fellow Christians and fellow pro-life warriors both in my immediate circle and the ones I know distantly thanks to social networks, blogs and quick acquaintances.  It's true, I haven't been in Mississippi this week getting attacked with Mace like Cal Zastrow's group.   It's true, I haven't been working in Mississippi for Personhood or in the halls of government getting this mill shut down.  The only part I have in this is sharing on my blog and social networks.   The only part I have is praying for its permanent shutdown.  The only thing I can really enjoy is letting you know that it happened and reminding you that with God, all things are possible.   We can celebrate what God has done and how He has used His servants to stop the killing in Mississippi.  Now....what state is next?   South Dakota?  North Dakota?  Montana?

Start praying and pray unceasingly!   Will God use YOU to shut down a mill?  Even if that is not something you might partake in someday, share the news of Mississippi with someone TODAY. 

P.S.  It's going to take a few weeks to actually shutdown this mill.  It's not effective today but we can pray that no more babies will be killed in the upcoming weeks.   PRAY for those mommies and babies to be protected even now!

2 Chronicles 20:15 b "Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s." 

2 Chronicles 20:5-12
 Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, and said: “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’ 10 And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them— 11 here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Are You Ready for a DUEL?

So I am staring at this blank box wondering what to type.  What story?  What angle?   I don't feel clever or blog savvy.  I don't have a story of surviving or of whistleblowing on any abortion cartel (chain, independent or hospitals).  All I have really is passion and conviction and even that is questionable as to levels and degrees.  Why am I not out there right now doing anything?

This is the weekend we "pro-lifers" (more on those "quotes" later), observe the devastating landmark decision of Roe vs. Wade.  We don't mention Doe vs Bolton which came out the same day (but we should).  We are in 2013 and our nations has seen over the past 40 years, over 55 million babies slaughtered in the United States alone.  We honestly do not know the true numbers as not all abortions are reported and we are only recognizing the surgical abortions.

Oh no.....55 million!!!  One would think that a number like that would wake up some people.  Yet, it doesn't.   We have a nation of people who are spiritually dead.  You want to poke them to see if they respond with any signs of life.  You tap them on the head and yell..."Hellooooo, McFly!!!" We quip, "I never thought I would never see a life example of the Tin Man." No reaction.  No brain, no heart.  I have been there myself though.  One of our family's favorite movies is the "Princess Bride".   Warning: spoilers.

Spiritually DEAD!  Well, I was "mostly dead" (as Princess Bride's character Miracle Max would explain).   Yes, but that's not the same as "slightly alive".   Are there any "slightly alives" out there? Do I hear you exhale "true looooove"? There's still hope.  There's a part where the near-dead Wesley has been given the antidote but his body is still limp and he needs to be carried around by Inigo and Fezzik.   At different points, we see his progression of strength.  We could see ourselves in that progression of spiritual deadness as well.   For me, it was a long journey (VERY LONG).

In one scene, Wesley is lying on the bed and we suspect that while he is wide awake, he is still in his weakened state.  Until Prince Humperdink shows up who challenges him to duel. We recognize that Wesley could be bluffing.  Certainly Prince Humperdink doesn't know Wesley's true state of strength.  Wesley does get up and draw his sword.  In a sense that is the pro-life group....they have been showing slow progression of strength.   On a personal note, I would have to say I am still on that bed, wide awake but not really moving much.  I AM moving....just not to FULL capacity.  Lord, I believe.  Help my unbelief. 

The Humperdink character realizes that he faces a swarthy enemy.  He is fearful and backs down. Although, the abortion cartel does not back down.  Satan does not give up. He just tries different approaches but he never gives up.  The abortion cartel IS fearful of the growing strength of the pro-life faction.  They realize that it's only getting stronger and they have certainly lost ground. They have admitted this in a recent Times magazine article.  They have the castle, they have the prince's storehouse of riches and resources.  They just don't have the same following of the subjects as before.  The subjects are wiser now and many have defected to the good side.  The heart and belief system for killing innocents is not there anymore.

We don't have the riches, the stronghold of the castle but we are gaining strength.  We have some of the kingdom but not all of it.  Many of us are lying on that bed....some are truly still without strength and some are just about to move off that bed, ready to duel.  "DROP YOUR SWORD!!!"

Recently the abortion cartel have bandied about changing their euphemism.   For the longest time, they used the term "pro-choice" and they called people who were against abortion "anti-choice".  I won't go into the long discussion of descriptions here.  You can read it for yourself here though:

I do believe that the term pro-life isn't all that it should be either.  In my discussion with people who claim to be pro-life, one finds that they aren't so very pro-life. If anything, they are pro-abortion with some exceptions.  Here's the standard though.  ZERO abortions.  One is too many and never necessary.  ZERO abortion globally is the goal.  Hey, with God, ALL things are possible!!!!  We live in a fallen world and as long as the sinners are alive and breathing, we know that people will continue to sin so abortion is not going anywhere for awhile.   Realize that there WILL be one day with no abortions, no Planned Parenthood, no NARAL,and no need for sidewalk counselors or sidewalk prayer vigils.  It's called Heaven.  That is fact.  Do I believe we can have zero abortions on earth?  Yes, I do.  Again, it's only with God could that happen. Is it likely?  With humans in rebellion to God, no, it is not likely.

I realize I just tumbled into the Fire Swamp and ran into "Rhetorics of Unusual Size" (Pro-Choice terms).

So where are you?   Are you Wesley lying on the bed...fully awake and aware but not in action?  Are you slowly getting up ready to duel?  Are you duelling?   Or are you still back in the castle dungeon, in the pit of death?   I pray you are not on Humperdink's side!!!!!  That WILL be the losing side.....just read what happens to Satan in Revelation.

If you are ready to duel, I highly recommend going to Abolish Human Abortion's webpage. I wouldn't say they eschew the pro-life label but they are taking it to a phenomenal level of action.   There are always detractors on their Facebook page in all forms.  Satan loves to divide and he'll use anyone to make sure advances are not made.  You'll see that if you "like" their Facebook page.  Their page is not just about selling drop cards, bracelets, shirts and decals.  Abolish Human Abortion is just that......ABOLISHING HUMAN ABORTION!!!  They mean it.  Talk to them.  Read their blog.  Find out what you can do to abolish human abortion.  For you, it might be as small as sharing cards with others who are are still in the spiritually dead state.  For you, it might be setting up your local Abolitionist Society. 

My analogy of the Princess Bride may be a lighthearted attempt to have you recognize how you and I can be of more awareness of our action or inaction in standing up.  I pray we become more effective.  However, there is no lightheartedness in the business and evil actions of abortion.

The thought came across that I am maybe being too lighthearted in rallying the ones who have not taken action.  Have you seen the photos of the babies?  Have you read the accounts of filth at places like Gosnell's house of horrors? Gosnell's House of Horrors .  There is a new documentary called "3801 Lancaster" Sometimes, people see those pictures and they have no effect to cause people to go into action.  Whether you get up and fight due to movie analogies or the most gruesome story.....the reality is that somewhere the brain gets engaged, the heart is obtained,  and the soul awakens.  Holy Spirit, fill us!!! 

 I search and research this subject to know what is going on in my nation and the world as well.  I come across the ugliest pictures, the nastiest articles and the most evil actions.  Just when I think the human race can go no lower, I find an article that proves me wrong.  The more I search and see these things, the more I want to do.  Please pray, please read your Bible, please check out these websites that I included in the article and at the bottom of my blog.  Check out the documentaries (some are free online).  Maybe just take ONE action that you have never done before.  Be a voice for the voiceless and be a defense for the defenseless.  Watch on the wall, stand in the gap and shout. 

James 4:17  Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin

2 Corinthians 12:8-10  Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

"SAFE" and "LEGAL"

The pro-abortion folks like to spin a toxic yarn when they say they want abortion to be "legal, safe and rare".  I remember when I first began reading about abortion that this phrase came up.   Of course, nothing can be further from the TRUTH.  Quite oppositely, this crowd wants abortion to be legal for all 9 months for any reason with absolutely zero safeguards at all.   After Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, a Virginia abortion mill boasted they were performing abortions that day.  Hey, the abortion show must go on.....gotta' get those thousands of dollars collected!  http://liveactionnews.org/virginia-abortion-clinic-brags-of-performing-abortions-after-being-flooded-by-hurricane-sandy/

Plus, the Muskegon, Michigan abortion mill has been shut down.  The fire marshall came to inspect after a reported break-in took place.  He saw the conditions and immediately shut it down.  Any animal lovers out there would not have taken their precious pup to this place. http://www.operationrescue.org/index.php?s=muskegon

Certain groups of people I know just won't be affected by this.  There are days I just sit aghast at the coldness who can just look at all this and shrug it off.  Spiritually dead about the things that matter and shrill about things that don't matter at all.  No, I am not surprised.  The world is dark.  It is a fallen place even with people who claim to be Christians.  Just let me sit in my comfy pew.  Let me glaze over my eyes at the message or sad-to-say...in some churches....don't challenge me from the pulpit. I like my watered-down, expired milk.

I once was accused of "preaching to the choir".  Again, I was aghast at this mostly because it came from someone who claimed to be a Christian and a pro-lifer.   Here's the saddest thing....I turned around and expected to see a choir.  There was no choir!  Not even a weak one with one good singing voice.  It was completely nonexistent.

So, for strong choirmembers....you won't mind me sharing the new website.  Dedicated members are committed to the ministry and look forward to the proclamation of the Gospel through song.  While they are already familiar with what will be preached from the pulpit, they don't get bored or downtrodden by it.  They are not resentful to hear the Gospel from the pulpit again!!!  Hmmm....now that's interesting. Maybe the ones who snap angrily  "You are preaching to the choir. Enough already!" aren't hearing the Good News in the first place?  No wonder they are grouchy, anxious and ill-tempered. 

So here it is, you all with strong lungs and a hearty constitution with thick skins and a conviction for TRUTH!!!   YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!

Please, investigate it and spread it far and wide amongst those who need to know this and who will benefit from it.  There are some breaking developments in the new year as far as abortion mills failing and shutting down.   There were 24 abortion mills that shut down in 2012.  This will be covered in another blog entry. 


As for my absence, I do apologize.  I realize that many events have taken place such as the atrocious events at Newtown, CT to name one.  What took place shook so many of us to the core.  Prayers and His word were the immediate responses and the appropriate antidotes to Satan's poison..   I set out to write but stopped many times.  I knew MY passion and frustration would take over.  Some have said to me "Oh that's what we love about you."   However, this, coupled with the month of December (which always is like a runaway locomotive without fail), just kept me from expressing myself..   Those 20 babies and the teachers who responded to protect them are recognized here and now.   Tears still come to my eyes at the thought of them.  The memories of my own babies at that age are still very fresh.   It doesn't matter that these children were 6 or 7 years old or whether they are 6 or 7 months old or even gestationally 6 or 7 weeks.  They are all precious in His eyes.  I just pray for the plans of our Lord who takes what Satan means for evil and turns it around for His purpose.  We may never know or see any of that here on Earth.  Maybe in Heaven, we'll see clearly why and how it all came together to glorify our Lord.

Jeremiah 31:14-16

14 I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance,
and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.”
15 Thus says the Lord:
“A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation and bitter weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted for her children,
Because they are no more.”
16 Thus says the Lord:
“Refrain your voice from weeping,
And your eyes from tears;
For your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord,
And they shall come back from the land of the enemy.

On a different note, and a happier note, I can say with joy that lives are still being saved at the local crisis preganncy centers.  THERE is where life is celebrated and encouraged.  I am also happy to say that when I talk there about pro-life subjects....no one angrily snaps "YOU ARE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR!  ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!"    Yeah, I am chuckling kind of......it's a relief that I have that sanctuary and a place where we are mobilized to do His work.  Yet, sad too that a person who claims to be pro-life and Christian would respond with anger and bitterness at such a basic principle.  Yeah, I keep praying....for ME not to succumb to discouragement or bitterness of my own at the fakery of it all.

One day a while back I was in a conversation with a pro-abortion person (online).  While the conversation ended on a good note, I was saddened that this person decided to shut down to facts and truth.  Again, I am never surprised by this.  They aren't saved and so they are closed and blinded to truth.  Yet, it weighs on a Christian when a  person is not going to Heaven unless they make that 180  (by the way, have you seen 180 yet?  Why not?).   I had to make a phone call to a church for a project.  It turned out to be such a great afternoon.  I was totally ministered by this woman who was all excited about being involved with our crisis pregnancy center.  I joked that if we ever got together, we would probably have a 2 hour lunch.  Well, that's the goal someday when things quiet down (if they ever do).  God si so good.  He knew the timing and the message I needed to hear at that moment.  I was greatly encouraged and it filled me to the brim. 

The subject of abortion is so heartbreaking already.  It's more than the brain and moral sensibilities can take.  That anyone would actually kill a baby is horrifying enough but to continue to run into people over and over that defend it, vote for it, march for it and pay for it......it's an understatement that it's a depressing cause.   However, God does give us other beautiful souls/saints/warriors to co-labor with  and sometimes those ties are thicker than blood.  I am thankful for all the blessings He gives me.  Even those blessings of adversarial people although I may not always receive them as blessings sometimes!

On this note, I will end and wish all a very Blessed New Year......every year His return gets closer than before.  Just think, Jesus will come back but also no more Planned Parenthood, no more abortion, no more death, lies, stealing, disunity, illnesses and all the nasty stuff we have been seeing or experiencing!  Jesus has already won the VICTORY.  Go, saints!! That is not a football reference but a call to go out and spread the Gospel!!! :D
P.S.  Because it has been so long since my last blog entry, I am not proofreading immediately so forgive my many grammatical and punctuation, and typographical errors, pretty please.