Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Side Effect: Death

"Not Breathing At All"

This link from Operation Rescue reports that a 22 year-old woman died at an abortion facility in Ohio.  Hopefully, more facts of the story will follow in the future.  This all took place just days ago on March 21st.  Of course, I start to think about the whole scenario and about the aftermath with her loved ones.  Did her family know?  Did anyone pressure her or even try to talk her out of it?  Was she told it was "safe" and would be "no big deal"?  Was she told "it is not a baby, only a blob of cells"? 

 The sad fact is this young woman believed several lies to find herself on that abortion table.  She believed the lie of Satan that abortion was the solution to the problem in her mind.  She believed the lie that her baby did not have intrinsic value in God's eyes.  She believed the lie that she herself did not have value in God's eyes. She believed the lie that God would not provide for her and her baby.  There were probably many other lies she believed to get her in that abortion facility. 

We do not know how God will use this but He will (Genesis 50:20). Not only is God the Great Physician, He is the Great Economist.  He uses everything, no small detail escapes His notice or use.  Pray for her loved ones, pray for those inside that abortion facility and pray for this to receive wide attention to benefit others. 

Kermit Gosnell was not alone in his exploits.  There are many others out there and just because we have a media that is sympathetic to abortionists does not mean there cannot be any coverage.  This young victim's community needs to know what happened.  Enter in "Do-It-Yourself" Journalism.  "Tweetfest" and "Journalism" are now together like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  We, "the little people", need to blog, Facebook, Tweet and whatever else is at our disposal to sound the alarm.

I am not a tech-savvy person (that is quite obvious if you have been following this blog at all).  Regardless, with whatever sad and pathetic skills I do possess, I will let people know about the life-threatening injuries, the deaths and the situations that result via the abortion industry. 

There are many methods of stopping abortion.  God will call us to those different areas and in different ways according to how He wired us.  James 4:17 "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin."  Are we called to be watchmen on the walls?  Are we to stand in the gap?  In addition to obeying the command to spread the Great Commission,  I am called to spread God's truths and to warn about Satan's lies.  I am only to be obedient and to leave the results to God.

In what ways is God calling you? 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Another One Bites the Dust??

Prayer can close an abortion facility.  We do not know the timing or the ways but it can be done.  Obviously and ideally, we want all of them shut down permanently at the same time.  That will be done when this earth is no more.  In the meantime, we are living in a fallen and dark world with a bunch of sinners. 

Abortionists, as I have mentioned before, usually get away with their dark practices.  It IS frustrating when the news gets out about an abortion facility that so many people knew what was going on but just looked the other way.  In Gosnell's case, many different departments did know that there were despicable things going on but they just only pointed fingers.   If you visit the website www.realchoice.blogspot.com website (link at the bottom of my blog website), you can read about abortionists were convicted and went to trial but were allowed to continue their practices.  It was not that they were not guilty, the pro-abortion judges just overturned the sentence or they just slapped lightly on the wrist with a small fine.

I try not to be a cynic when I see reports like these.  The police raided the abortionist's place of operation.  Evidence seized, observations recorded.  Complaints filed.  Yes, I am glad it happens but then what?  Will it go to trial?  Will he receive another light fine?  Will he be sent to jail?  I do not think it is very likely.  I am actually shocked that Gosnell got life in prison.  After all, the abortionist Rapin Osanthanondh got a 2 year month prison sentence for killing Laura Hope Smith.  He got a plea bargain deal that dropped it to 6 months and he got early release in 3 months.  After, that he was wearing a bracelet in his 2 million-dollar home.  See what I mean?  Osanthanondh Guilty
We have had over 40 years of lawlessness.  We see the same patterns of letting abortionists kill and maim with zero or little accountability. 

No one is going to prison for killing Tonya Reaves after leaving her to hemorrhage for over 5 hours!  They are still in operation.  The fact that these places stay open to maim and murder just speaks volumes about the pro-abortion crowd's claims that they "care" for women.  It is the pro-life crowd that actively shows up, exposes the evil, and files complaints with the authorities.  Again, we will see what happens. 

 Klopfer's Clinic Raided By Police

• Boxes of paper were found stored near a furnace, some papers within 1 inch of a heat source.
• Remains from an aborted baby stored in the same refrigerator as medications.
• Oxygen tanks and other emergency equipment lacking proper maintenance or just not working.
• Infection control lapses.
• Employees laundering soiled linens at home.
• A nitrous oxide tank discovered in 2010 with an expiration date of Dec. 3, 1989.
• General clutter and untidiness at his clinics that were “too numerous to list.”

In search of information, I came across this report from 1928.  Abortionist to face death penalty.
You can read the result of that case.  Gosnell faced the death penalty initially but he and his lawyers sprung into action to prevent that.  Gosnell certainly valued his own life! 

I want evil to be exposed and stopped.  I want the justice system to work and to see justice be done.     It is puzzling that the people who are pro-abortion and claim that they "care" about women do not want abortionists exposed and stopped as well. Every time I post an article such as this on my Facebook page, the pro-aborts are totally silent. For the people I know who have claimed that they care about women, I keep waiting for a response, a question, or even a repost.  Will they ever act?

We are in that fallen and dark world so therefore, it is to be expected that there is injustice, unfairness and lawlessness.  Regardless, I will continue to trust in the Lord and remember His ways, thoughts and timing. I am very grateful to those pro-life warriors who dedicate their lives to save the babies, mommies and daddies.  They even reach out to the abortionists and their workers.  Jesus does save! 

Deuteronomy 32:3-5

For I proclaim the name of the Lord:
Ascribe greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
A God of truth and without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He.
“They have corrupted themselves;
They are not His children,
Because of their blemish:
A perverse and crooked generation.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cleaning the Causeway

Here's the Texas Prairie Dog popping up out of the tunnel.  I have been traveling and about all kinds of business here and there. The wind has been rather blustery recently and causing all kinds of stuff to blow around.  All this affects my sinuses so basically I had no concentration yesterday to blog.

I will catch a news report here and there about pro-life issues and I have such an eagerness to post it here on the blog.  Usually this happens when I realize that I need to be out the door in about 30 minutes or dinner needs to be cooked, etc.  By the time I really get the block of time I want to spend for what qualifies in MY mind as "quality writing", I am pretty much done-in....shattered.....kablooey?  What's kablooey?   That's the sound of my brain imploding at the end of the night.  I am a great procrastinator on top of all of this.

Then there are those days that I just contemplate that maybe there isn't really any reason to blog any reports.  All the websites that report these things are at everybody's fingertips already.  The information in this huge world is at everyone's disposal by only a click away.  This is a redundant website.  Then add the fact that I am not a very organized person.  That is an understatement.  I am a very disorganized person but always fighting those disorganzed tendencies.

Yet, I am back here now...with a headache, a list of things to do, a pile of papers next to this computer and a load of subjects that could be blogged.  Well, I am sort of here....for a little while.  I have a board meeting tonight in a faraway land (Yes, I hear you locals chuckling at that). 

What is on my mind?  Loving the unlovable.  I am almost finished with a book called Chasing the Dragon.  I found it on a table at a conference this past weekend.  I had always wanted to read abut Jackie Pullinger but never followed up on it.  Jackie's story is about a British woman who goes to Hong Kong in the 1960's and reaches out to the Triad gangs, opium and heroin addicts and the prostitutes in the Walled City.  God used her to reach hundreds of very lost souls in the worst conditions imaginable.

I am not going into any detail about this right now.  Call it processing, mulling or pondering but I am still in a mode of examination at this point.  I know I don't love as Jesus does.  Since I was saved,  I love more than I used to do and yet, realistically, at times, I love less than I used to in many other ways.  If that sounds confusing, I am blaming it on my headache!!!

At the end of the day though, I do know this:
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

That pretty much covers Jackie's story in a nutshell.  Put me in that group of sinners just as spiritually destitute as those addicts and gang members.  I am cleansed and healed by His stripes but also still very much a work-in-progress.

Well, that is it for now.  I have a lot of stuff percolating in this aching brain but I really need to go pray.  Pray for my headache, pray for my wicked heart, and pray for a lot of people and situations.