Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Can't Take the Nestea Plunge in a Kiddy Pool Relationship

I know a lot of people in my life whom I absolutely love!  Some are people who are a bit more than acquaintances.  Our schedules and  geography prohibit spending more time together but every time I get to see them, time is sweet.  There are those closer still who I see more frequently. Oh yeah...the fellowship is SWEET.   Loved ones aren't always defined as who gets more "airtime".   Trust plays a great factor and we keep that in the human perspective, don't we Christians? In God, we can trust 100% and then there are humans!! 'Nuff said.  The rest are close loved ones (some related, some not) who I can trust implicitly.

I know a lot of people in my life who have had abortions.   Some have committed other sins too but this is a pro-life website so that's the focus here.  Some of these loved ones have taken their pasts with abortion to the Cross.  They have repented, they have asked for forgiveness and while they will experience the sadness of their consequences, they know they are forgiven.  They on a life-long path to healing in Him. 

Then there are those who are running away.  They are running while shaking their fists at God.  They fear anyone who is a Christian and holds a pro-life position.  They are fearful of rejection, facing their own sins and fearful of losing out on a life of "perceived" fun.  It leads to the shallowest of relationships.   You can talk about the weather, the latest movie, people and very surfacey things like travels as long as they don't involve anything that is "Christian" or "pro-life" (so any trips to Washington D.C. for a March for Life would obviously not be allowed to enter discussion).  

Abortion tears up relationships.   First, it destroys the relationship between God and those involved.  The exception I delineate is that if a girl is raped and is then forced to abort, it's clear that she is not rebelling against God.  She is a true victim.  That being said, abortion  tears up relationships.  When a female aborts, someone is lacking relationship with God.  Either she or her boyfriend don't believe in God in the first place or they don't have the relationship to know that God is all-powerful or the provider of all needs.  They don't know Him well enough to ask what He wants in this situation.  They got to the pregnant state because again, they didn't believe in God or they didn't know Him personally to follow His instruction on no premarital sex.  

Abortion tears up relationships.   Sometimes we see abortions taking place because it's the desire of the parents of the pregnant woman and her boyfriend.   They coerce, pressure, manipulate and suggest that abortion is the only desired outcome.  These family members have no relationship with God either.  They don't believe that He is all-powerful or a provider of all needs.  While pregnancy is temporary in itself, the consequences of this event is lifelong now.   Whether it's abortion, or adoption or parenting, everyone's lives are changed forever.   Abortion shuts down communication,  disenfranchises and destroys spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.

So along comes the Christian.  Don't you know that that person is a total monster?   Who are they to suggest that the baby is real, the baby is not a choice, the baby is not a clump of cells and that baby deserves a right to live?   How dare they judge me or us?  They are SO judgmental!  They are SO holier-than-thou.  They think they are better and they are so hypocritical! They don't understand anything.  They hate!  They are monsters with a capital "M".   Get away from them.  Barely acknowledge them.  Hate them deep down. RUN.  If you are related to them, be as polite as society wants you to be but keep them at an arm's length.  So much the better if they live in another state and you can hide them on Facebook. 

Abortion tears up relationships.  Whether it's in the discussion of abortion at the time of the event or in the aftermath however many years down the line, it causes deep damage.  Surrounding an abortion is shame, fear, anxiety, rage, suspicion and grief to name a few detrimental effects.  These are not of the Lord.  These effects do not foster good relationships.  It is a huge waste of time and energy.  Instead, there should be love, honesty, understanding, courage (even in the face of fears) and trust.  There is no healing and growing without Jesus. 

There was a time that I was a total mess.  To some, I didn't look like a mess at all, but I was deep down.  Then came Jesus.  While I was sinning and cynical, He took on my sin and shame.  He liberated me.   As I was sinning and cynical, He said, "Someday, in My ways and in My timing, Kimmy, you will find Me."  He was right!  He rescued me from everything and the shame of it all.  He loved me so much to pay that penalty for me.  He said on the cross, "It is finished".   He is going to present me blameless to my Father in Heaven.  Wow.  I can live my days in perfect peace and with joy.  No fear as my chains are gone.  I am healed.   My closest relationships are those who have done the same.  They are His and they know Him. 

These are the relationships where there is trust, love, understanding, communication, honesty and comfort.  I am thankful to God for these in my life.  I still thank God for the others in my life but I have to pray even more for them.  There is no communication, no real relationship, no real trust or transparency.  There is fear and kid glove treatment.  We find in  1 John 4:17-19
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 
We love Him because He first loved us.

At times I do fear.   The fear of rejection can take place both ways.  And really, I have been rejected in a passive-aggressive way.  It's sad but until people come to a real relationship of Christ, there's nothing I can do about wanting them to love more, understand more, fear less and communicate better.   As Ken Ham recently said in one of his talks, "They are the walking dead and nothing but the Holy Spirit can wake them."  They are on a path of destruction.  Do I fear?   Yes, sometimes I have allowed Satan to take me there.  I don't stay there long because then it becomes apparent that Satan is working and it takes me down a place I don't want to go.  God delivers me.  I just have to ask Him.  He's ALWAYS there! :D 

This is what I want for all my loved ones who don't know Him...whether they are acquaintances or whether they they are closer than that.  I want perfect love for them.  I want them to stop fearing.  I want them to be able to shed anxiety, suspicion and grief.  Yes, it's what I want.  I pray for them to know Jesus personally and stop believing all the falsehoods of the world.  I want truth to replace the lies and of course, I want strong relationships.   I can want all day long but it's what I pray.   Sometimes I wonder if these loved ones will ultimately reject Him outright at the very end or whether a car crash or illness will take them before they accept Him.   With these thoughts, I just have to trust fervently (and pray fervently) that Jesus knows when, where and how this will take place.   I really love these loved ones.  There's nothing they can do to make me love them less but I have to remember that Jesus loves them more than I do. 

So yes, abortion tears up relationships but really, it's sin that tears up relationships.  That's the root.  Abortion is just the symptom of the root problem.  Is the Christian the monster?  Do they really hate?  Are they truly holier-than-thou?   Don't they have a past?  Do they really not understand the real issue?   Are they really so hateful?  Who's making the judgments? Could it be that they are sinners like you but the only difference is that they are forgiven and set free?  How would a person know if they really were monsters if there's no real communication or you are pushing away?  Fear  not.  Trust in Jesus and the truth will set you free. 

Monday, February 25, 2013


LeRoy Carhart's license needs to be revoked permanently and the facility needs to be shut down permanently. 
Please sign this and share this with others for them to sign as well.  Read more about this case in detail at this following link:
Stop the Killing

 He has zero regard for human life (except his own hide).
He has zero regard for animals (The Humane Society removed animals from his farm due to his total neglect of them)
He dumps the babies he aborts in the trash.
Very sensitive information about the women he performed abortions on was found in the trash instead of being properly shredded and disposed.  
Has had no regulation, oversight or accountability for his million+ dollar business of abortion.  The state of Maryland has given him free reign (just like the state of Pennsylvania gave free reign for millionaire Kermit Gosnell to commit heinous acts in filth and squalor). 

I KNOW the people who will sign this petition.   They have kind hearts, want accountability and do not want Jennifer Morbelli and Christin Gilbert's (and their babies') deaths to not be in vain.  They care about the community at large and see what a menace this abortionist is.   I KNOW those who love the "least of these" will sign. 


Non-pro-lifers consider this:  

You say you love your "privacy".  How do you love the idea of sensitive information being made public via trash dump (where we know dumpsters are gone through by those who just want stuff or those who seek identity theft)?

You say you love your earth.   How do you love the idea of this abortionist dumping illegally? He dumped little human beings, placental tissue and dangerous medical items to be found by anyone.   

You say you love places to have regulations.  You want your vet's office, nail salons and restaurants to abide  by the local sanitary and safety laws.  You want them to comply to keep you safe and to enjoy the cleanliness of their establishments.  How do you love that these abortions centers are not clean, not accountable and not at all safe for any person (no matter what size they are)? 

You say you love animals.  You cry at all the animal abuse commercials.  How do you feel that this abortionist had no regard for the animals and dogs on his farm that they actually had to be removed?  Carhart's business number for his horse show wares is the same as his business number for killing babies (and women).   How do you feel about animals being neglected?   

 Even if you are NOT pro-life, you should sign this petition to stop Carhart from dumping humans and medical waste, for the total disregard and neglect of animals,  and releasing personal information on women who come to his center.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Death of Outrage

There was a book several years ago with the title The Death of Outrage.  It summed up what I thought was the main problem of my generation. However, I think every generation thinks they have had the worst of all generations.  I think this title really encapsulates the whole abortion battle.  The death of outrage.  
I often ask....what's it going to take to wake people up?   My own family member (not husband and children fortunately) who is a diehard pro-abortion proponent told me that things are "iffy" and it "depends on what you believe".  Is rape "iffy"?  Is pedophilia "iffy"?  Is bank robbery "iffy"?  No, only the murders of unborn babies are "iffy".   The sad thing is that people who are for abortion register no shock, no compassion and no moral outrage when they hear that women die from abortions.  NONE.  Yet they claim that women need good care.  There is zero outrage when they get the worst of care ever. 

I am not new to the moral contortions of the pro-abort.  You are NOT allowed to text and drive as that is a moral sin.  Why?  You could kill or injure a person.  The lesson I learned from the pro-abort is that you need to YELL at that person who is texting and driving because they aren't paying attention to the road and could injure or kill someone (including themselves).  However, do NOT yell at the abortionist as he is showing up at the abortion mill to kill babies. You can call a texter/driver a  "jerk" but you can't say that to an abortionist.  Capiche?  And we don't text while we drive because we could cause the LOSS OF LIFE of ourselves and others.  However, abortion which could cause the lives of women and others....that's perfectly okay.  You falla?

My "favorite":   Can't have abortion illegal because women die from back-alley abortions. Outrage!  No outrage when women die in "front-alley" abortions.  So the door moved from the back to the front....women are still dying but NOW there is zero outrage and the abortionist now escapes pretty much scot-free.  No outrage for criminals escaping prison.

I am aghast, once again, at the news of another woman who has been killed by abortion.  Am I surprised that abortion kills women?  No.  Am I surprised that abortionists are calloused and greedy?  No.  Am I surprised that abortion mills are filthy, unregulated and dangerous?  No. Am I even aghast that these abortionists get away with murder of infants and their mothers? No.   Yet, I am aghast that yet another woman and her baby has died.

This same family member is under the impression that these late-term abortions are "rare".  Define "rare".   Is it once in 40 years?   Once every ten years?   Once a year?   Define late-term.  Since Doe vs. Bolton allows for abortion for any reason all the way up to the time of delivery....what really is "too late" in the pregnancy?  For the pro-aborts I know....all 9 months are acceptable. For some abortion proponents, even if the baby is breathing on his or her own, it is preferable to set that baby aside to die (like Obama voted for as senator). 

Viability is often a term used to justify an abortion but here's the deal.....newborns are dependent on their mothers for life just as much as the 10th, 13th, 21st week of the unborn baby's.   Newborns are not killed because they are not "viable". Viability is a politician's word.

Abortionist Shelley Sella (in New Mexico) caused a woman's uterus to rupture at 35 weeks-THIRTY-FIVE weeks.  The woman who Carhart killed Christin Gilbert in 2006 and she was at 28 weeks.  We know babies to survive as early as 21 weeks which granted has been rare, but still very possible to save these babies!

Woman dead from abortion at 33 week gestation

Carhart cannot be reached. He has his money and now he knows he needs to be conveniently lie low for a short time.  Will anything happen to him legally?  Probably, nothing will happen to him.  I read an article that pro-life groups want him out of Maryland.  The idea is to send him elsewhere?  Why?  To kill women in OTHER states?  No, this guy needs prison.  Drop him,,Gosnell, Sella and Stephen Chase Brigham, et.al. into Alcatraz which clearly needs to be reopened.

Please continue to share the website Safe and Legal with as many people as you can.  Please share Abortiondocs and also Real Choice Blog (the sister page to this is Real Choice -abortion deaths since 1973).

Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton are not going to be overturned.  Yes, with God it IS possible but what we are seeing over the past 40 years is a change of heart and education.  Think about the 24 abortion mills/pill shops shut down in 2012 alone.  Think about the 650,000 people who attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C. last month.  There is a real change happening.  In 1991, there were over 2,000 abortion mills open.  Now in 2013 there are around 653 abortion mills open with 185 pill mills operating.  The 804 abortionists are getting sloppier and older and many are retiring and dying.  The turnover for abortion workers are quick and many of them are seeking help from And Then There Were None ministry.

Sidewalk counsel if you can, but if that is not possible, pray for those who do!!  The abortion cartel is desperate and they are acting on desperation.  Things are getting uglier out there in their desperate attempts to keep the lie going and to keep abortion in operation.  It's cutting into their profits and it's making their jobs harder.  By all means, do YOUR part to make it harder. We are not rocks or islands (don't be Paul Simon's song "I Am a Rock"!) to be isolated and not care for our brothers and sisters who are stumbling to the slaughter.  The abortion cartel can't do abortions if their parking lots are EMPTY.  In this world, it really seems that the bad guys are getting away with everything.  Why aren't all the abortionists in prison? Why are regular citizens' freedoms being stripped?   Will justice ever be served?   God will NOT be mocked for one thing and Psalms 37:1 says to not fret because of evildoers.  As always, the Word brings the wisdom and comfort to me!  Also check out Proverbs 24:1-22. 
Ephesians 6:12-13
We we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

I don't have just one family member who is diehard pro-abortion.  I have several and they are products of  ill-education and of generations of lies passed down through the ages. Satan's lies are always the same.  They have bought the lie and they believe the manufactured slogans.  They need healing and I pray for a breakthrough for that healing to take place.  They need to KNOW Jesus desperately.  Many of you probably have the same situations going as well.  Please continue praying for these lost and deceived ones.  

I often meet young people who either self-identify as "pro-choice" or admit they are on the fence about the subject.  There was even one girl who said, "I really don't know what I think about abortion" which is the most honest answer ever.  She didn't pretend to have the answers but she wasn't going to decide based on lack of information.  These are the best meetings because one can see they are open to truth and they want to learn more.   So, I tell them about Planned Parenthood's origins of racism and eugenics.  I tell them about Planned Parenthood's protection of sexual predators and their lies about prenatal development.  I share brochures that I have purchased and share vital websites (like the ones at the bottom of this blog).   I tell them about the women Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills have killed and about babies who have survived abortions (only to be set aside to die).  

Shock registers in their eyes.  Their faces become distorted with utter disbelief.  They ask "How can that be?" or "Why don't we hear about this?"  Then I explain that our national media and press is pro-abortion and don't want abortion to stop.  "Have you heard any of this in your latest news shows or your magazines?"  No.  You won't hear of it so now YOU need to go on the hunt for your own answers.  Then I give them pro-life websites to check out what is REALLY going on in their country.  They are rattled.  They often say, "I just had no idea and now I want to know more".  We CAN influence and hearts and minds can change.  I no longer think of Roe vs. Wade as changed (which wouldn't make abortion illegal 100% anyway).

My pro-abort family members' hearts are hardened and their ears and minds stopped up with granite.  Those who need healing the most are often like this. I pray for them as I love them dearly and want to see them free of their self-made prisons.  It's hard to imagine what they would look like knowing and serving the Lord instead of their little gods but God has the vision of that and He has the timing and the ways.  I will wait upon the Lord.  In the meantime though, it makes for some very shallow relationships.  You can only talk about the weather for so long.   

I close with Psalm 37 for today.

37 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.

For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword
And have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay those who are of upright conduct.
15 Their sword shall enter their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man has
Is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
But the Lord upholds the righteous.

18 The Lord knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time,
And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish;
And the enemies of the Lord,
Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.
Into smoke they shall vanish away.

21 The wicked borrows and does not repay,
But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth,
But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do good;
And dwell forevermore.
28 For the Lord loves justice,
And does not forsake His saints;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell in it forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue talks of justice.
31 The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked watches the righteous,
And seeks to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand,
Nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait on the Lord,
And keep His way,
And He shall exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power,
And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away,[a] and behold, he was no more;
Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright;
For the future of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together;
The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them;
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they trust in Him.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Champions for Life

Hello Sports Fans for Life!  Wait....is that we are sports fans forever or is that we are fans of saving babies but like sports also?  YES).

Okay, I admit that I am not much of an athlete nor a huge follower of sports (certainly not an athletic.....encourager).   I can't even boast being a good armchair athlete.  In fact, this particular Superbowl Sunday found me at my local crisis pregnancy center assisting in peer counselor training.   Reports of the game were announced and those of you who know me know who I sort of leaned towards for the hopeful winner.   Not gonna' start that here....wouldn't be prudent.  Not gonna' do it.  Although, maybe I should put this in a poll question? 

It's kind of late to be posting this in relation to Superbowl Sunday but 1) it has been SUPER busy this past week (plus I am begging for some sympathy fighting a cold that just came upon me in the past 24 hours) and 2)  I couldn't find this particular clip that I had in mind to post on Sunday.  The first 50 attempts did not bode well.  The 51st entry DID strike paydirt. 

By now, we are all acquainted with Tim Tebow's story and the commercial that was aired a while back during the Superbowl.  This clip posted at the top of this blog came to me through another pro-life warrior just about that time. 

To me, a real man isn't the one who exhibits power, sports a string of letters behind his name in the academic world nor has gained the  bank account as big as Warren Buffett's.  First of all, a real man is sold out for Jesus of the Holy Bible unabashedly and unashamedly.....and because of that, he recognizes that the "least of these" are to be protected and cherished.  A man can don some pads, cleats and a helmet but the real mark is a man who will defend any person who is in need of protection and aid.  I won't go any further than that but that's a real man to me.  By the way, my husband is number 1 in that (and there was a time he also played football too but I didn't know him then).

While I am at it, let me post some other videos that I still appreciate.  Maybe some of the visitors from other parts of the world have not seen these.   Enjoy.

This third "Imagine Spot"  I have a bone to pick with since it says at 5 weeks the heart will beat.   Yes, while it does beat at 5 weeks, it's important to stress that it started beating at around 3 weeks.  I do like accuracy.  The first one was rejected by the television stations for the Superbowl.   

Okay, sports fans, it's late and I am praying for His healing, a good night's sleep and some very effective cold medications.  There are baby booties to crochet tomorrow and clients that will need ministering....this cold is NOT good timing (and really..it's my fault as I have been staying up way too late and not eating right).

Anyone know of any pro-life football players on these two Superbowl teams from 2013?  Yes, I know of ONE (maybe 2),  but if you know of any others, I would love to hear about them.  

I found this website that might interest some: Life Athletes which was started by New York Giants Chris Godfrey. 

Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.