Thank you Frank! We appreciate the prayers of seasoned veterans! I am looking forward to the day I get to meet the child I never knew and praise God for His mercy toward us.
Pennned, God has been indescribably gracious to us, to me. He knows exactly how to heal our wounds in such a way that we bring the glory to Him. Amazing!
Thanks Dave! I've enjoyed reading your comments and you sure seem to have a heart for the Lord! Bless you! Since baby number five almost 2 years ago I have found my life, um... full (that's a good word); it has been nearly impossible to do more than quickly read through the news and comments but there are many here who I pray for regularly and you're one of them!
Exodus 1:17-21 The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, Why have you done this and let the boys live? The midwives said to Pharaoh, The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before a midwife can get to them. So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very numerous. Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families.
cont... correctly implant. Super rare, but it has happened, probably more than we know. We knew there was just no way our baby would live, but it retained that breath of life given by God... How can you choose who's breath is more important?? But having walked a mile in those shoes, I sympathize with the families who have had to deal with this. It's grim.
Frank, no grief here! One of the things God has given me peace over is the fact that I was used by Him to carry one of His covanent children straight into His arms. It was terribly sad for us but if I really, really believe God will do all His holy will, then I can rest easy even when I am unable to understand. I know many women who struggle their entire lives with miscarages but, like Hannah who gave up Samuel, our children never did, never have and never will actually belong to us. She knew this; they are fully God's. That's why a human "choosing" what they'll do with "their" child is an understandable but incorrect biblical view of children. Yes, they are given to us as blessings but they retain their Creators trademark. We are God's agents toward them and what a blessing that is!! We are four weeks out from number six - what a trip God had planned for us!
s c, thank you. Jim just doesn't get it - he lives in a life where he actually believes there must be God's rules and man's rules and uses man's ideas to prove his points. Frank hit the nail on the head there, sorry to say.
Pennnelope, ectopic pregnancies have a super slim chance of success (there must be a better word there I'm missing) but there is a very slight chance that the baby can actually move and
Maybe if these "setbacks" would just simmer down, he could get to the really important stuff! Like that 3D indoor golf driving system!! I mean, how's a man supposed to decompress?! I'm with you, Christopher, what a joke. Sadly, the joke's on us... and I'm finding it hard to laugh nowadays. God puts rulers in for many reasons. The only one I see here is some major wrath and judgement!
Ectopic pregnancy? Our 4th was ectopic. We wrestled with the doctors from the beginning. They maintained the "fetus wasn't viable" and we should work to quickly preserve my life. But that heart kept beating. We went in every day for an ultrasound and heard their little heart thumping away. Yes, we knew we'd never see the baby this side of Heaven, but we also could see, clearly, that it was ALIVE and the thought of cutting it out, laying it's tiny little body in a cold pan so it could die was not an option for us. I could tell you the whole story - God's providence was mind blowing in all of this - I literally was hours from death but God chose the time of the baby's end and preserved my life. It was HIS choice, life and death, not mine. My God is not a weakling, relying on a doctors diagnosis and opinions. He is mighty to save. Not all women are so quick to draw the trigger when they hear that life beating away and want to preserve themselves. We knew the risk was tremendous; we knew my husband might very well face a future without his wife and our three kids without their mother. I personally could not have lived with myself had I chosen to stop that heart from beating so I might live. "GREATER love has no man than this..."
Another "interesting note", Jim, that while these females admit that it's a baby and it's "killing" they show neither remorse nor repentance. Because they state a fact does not mean their conscience isn't deadened; as a matter of fact, it might heap burning coals for they know the truth but have no fear of God. In other words, it's still all about them.
A great example from Scripture: 2 Kings 6:28-29. "Then the king asked her, 'Whats the matter?' She said, 'This woman said to me, Give up your son, and we will eat him today. Then we will eat my son tomorrow. So we boiled my son and ate him, and I said to her the next day, Give up your son, and we will eat him, but she has hidden her son.'"
These abortionist's minds are perverse and twisted and Proverbs is replete with what happens to them and anyone who would take counsel, advice or give support to them - it will end in utter destruction. I pray that God would do a work in them for the sake of the children they murder. At the same time, I pray He will avenge His name.
pen, yes he does. He has repeatedly voiced his plans for forced immunization. SDA's perform abortions in their hospitals as well so they don't have an aversion to using fetal cells in vacc serums. Now, should they ever discover that any swine serum has been added... well, them are fightin' words!
NY Mike, normally I would not have said what I did. Because of my history with the SDA church, I find myself not saying "Oh, I agree with what he said" (which I superficially do most of the time), but instead find myself realizing from where he is speaking from, if that makes any sense... In order to be a "good SDA", you must adhere to specific standards, among those: being a pacifist, confusing the biblical role of men and women (church was founded and supported by EG White and her family, their founder and prophetess), and belief in the "one true church". To me, this is no different than voting in a hardline Catholic or Mormon. I agree with so many of their view points but foundationally there are huge craveses that I cannot ethically and morally fill in.
Now, in all honesty, I probably wouldn't have voted for either King David nor Solomon! Lol! A murderer and an idol worshipper! And yet God's way was, obviously, right! So, again, I am speaking specifically about Carson because of my background with the SDA church.
Mike from FL, JW's are an offshoot of the SDA church.
From their "What We Believe" statements: "He created the universe, and in a recent six-day creation the Lord made ‚Äúthe heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them‚ÄĚ and rested on the seventh day."
Notice the word "recent". This leaves the door wide open for a plethora of ideas from micro-evolution, to "adaption", and on and on I had been taught that Dino's were made by Satan and were destroyed by God. Their understanding is weak, at best, and they tend to grasp at a lot of straws to make any validity to their assumptions. It was very frustrating growing up hearing "Well, there are just some tough pieces that are a mystery and we may never know!" I have met Dr. Carson a number of times and he is a very, very nice gentleman; articulate, honest and intelligent. I wouldn't vote for him as president if he was the only one running. His doctrinal background cannot produce good fruit, even if it looks tasty. But that's only my humble opinion.
My husband was a quarter master in the Navy and steered the boat blind more times than he can remember. During many drills, he used no electronics whatsoever but relied on charts, sextants and the sky, when available. To this day, he can find direction like no one I have ever known! He is one person who just simply never gets lost!
Old Salt makes a more than valid point - we would all do well to remember the ancient paths and walk in them that we might find rest for our souls. (Jer. 6:16)
pennned, you are 100% correct. Unless God intervenes, the men committing these abominations, those who are seeing evil and doing nothing and the children being preyed upon are on the same wide road, traveling to the same destination. The one true, living God will have mercy on whom He will. Our wretchedness apart from God is simply unspeakably depth-less... We can both pray for salvation and pray for Christ's name to be vindicated from these sadists.
Thank you. Prayer is really all we can do as we found that their belief in "God" is not the God of Abraham, Isacc and Moses. They're seeker-sensitive and actually told us "Would God really want people to suffer?" They are absolutely clueless. Not a good way to hasten your meeting with your Creator. Just heartbreaking! At some point we will have to approach this with our children - what a mess!! I think my husband said it perfectly, "When Christ will look them in the eye and say, 'Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness,' they will understand their decision..." Dignity should be facing with courage the entire life God has placed before you; your body is not your own. They just absolutely have darkened eyes and there's no more we can say. Makes me shudder.
The bigger picture: eugenics. We murder babies, handicapped, less-fortunate, societal burdens, elderly, seriously ill, undesirables... The box is open and will swallow into the grave anyone it can. We just had a long talk with our grandparents who, heartbreakingly, are moving to Oregon so they might participate in the "Death With Dignity" act should their lives "become a burden" on their family. Heartbreaking! There is zero fear of God and no way to reason with these people!
Several years ago a family of 8 was traveling home from a family Bible camp. They were in a horrible accident. The husband managed to find his wife who had been thrown from the vehicle and drag her to safety. The fire trucks and ambulances were almost on scene when there was a pop and their truck burst into flames; couldn't get near the truck; watched their six children die. As he and his wife were being loaded into the ambulances the husband called loudly, "The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!"
The were three responders who God has seen fit to save their souls from that experience and countless others who marvel at a faith when life was utterly and completely stripped down to the ugly, raw sinful place we really live in. Maybe we can ask, instead of "Why?", "What would you have me to do?"
Christopher, we all struggle with these questions. May God grant you peace, even if He won't grant your request. For He did say, "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful" and I'm finding that whatever the trial, He can give us peace without removing the trial and we will find that indeed His strength is sufficient.
Dorcas and ladybug, we began calling and emailing senators and congressmen for our state as well. A friend of ours in the Montana legislature made a comment to us that I found shocking, although I don't know why; after we talked awhile, it makes sense. He said that PP could be thrown under the bus now. Senators and congressmen could hang their "righteous robes" on themselves and campaign against PP... because under ObamaCare, most of the same processes could be undertaken without so much as a wink or a nod - they, being the doctors who would perform abortions under ObamaCare, would be allowed to abort, dismember and sell babies under the guise of "scientific research/study" - who's going to successfully sue the government for scientific studies? We continue to try to shut this PP butchering station down, at any rate. God will sort it out!