Cowardice,Facebook,Doublespeak

I am a pro-life advocate. It is a deeply rooted part of who I am. I have a testimony about abortion. I know God is on my side in regard to speaking out against the injustice and atrocity of abortion.

The past week or so has been a bit disheartening on the front for Life. As you may know the Susan G. Komen Foundation made a decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and a couple of days later reneged and caved to the liberal bias and decide to return funding to Planned Parenthood.

During this tussle between Komen and Planned Parenthood, the media gave much coverage. But the main and most influential coverage came from social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc. etc….  I, along with many others posted statuses on FB saying things like “Way to go Komen” and more recently “Boo Komen…”  But one thing I noticed is that FB users in particular tend not to directly state a blunt opinion on matters such as abortion. I think they are trying to be politically correct and do not want to “offend” anyone. Many FB users use little illustrations or photos to indirectly get their point across. It is not so indirect however.

I got into a direct conversation with one of my FB “friends” about the topic of abortion after seeing the following photo on her status.

Upon seeing the above image I replied: “Sarcasm, the lowest form of humor. Maybe some babies will be saved from less monies going to murder them! I thought you were pro life. Abortions hurt babies and women and are linked to more breast cancer, so if one is against breast cancer then one should applaud Komen’s decision to de-fund PP, which I do.”

To my statement my FB friend replied : ” I  am truly sorry if I’ve offended you. Truly. I am thankful though, that we live in a country in which we can openly disagree on such matters. But again, truly sorry if I offended you. Then after this she went on to post a quote in her status from a lesser know sociologist in regard to, and I am paraphrasing ” Stupid people tend to be politically conservative…” To which I responded  that I was surprised at her quoting a 19th century British philosopher who espoused Population Control…” To which She replied “I just thought the quote was interesting.’ As if to say that it meant nothing to her personally. Okay I guess my profile pic makes me look stupid, oh and conservative, of course….

Next in the course of our FB discourse she (my FB friend) quoted Ani DiFranco- (well known feminist icon)

“Buildings and bridges
are made to bend in the wind
to withstand the world,
that’s what it takes
All that steel and stone
is no match for the air, my friend
what doesn’t bend breaks
what doesn’t bend breaks

I assumed correctly that this was a veiled explanation of why she apparently is now Pro Choice.  And in the midst of quoting Ani DiFranco and apologizing for possibly offending me, her FB friends were making comments about how they liked her status and basically making effort to come to her defense. The funny thing is that these others did not even know what we were really talking about which was ABORTION.

So with another “apology” from her “if she offended me”….etc. and with an admission that she herself had indeed had an abortion because “I just could not see myself raising a child with this person…”

I responded with the following: “Hi Friend, I was not offended by you. I honestly just believe that God is the offended one when we (me and you) snuff out innocent life that he has sent to us. I did it too and the experience opened my eyes to the reality of what abortion is-murder. I have, by the Grace of God, repented and been set free from the blood- guiltiness. But I suffered for years, really over a decade. First from not being able to forgive myself, even though I knew God had forgiven me. And I suffered severe physical pains, with menstrual irregularities, etc etc for about a decade. I also suffered mentally and emotionally. I thought I was infertile since we tried to get pregnant for over 10 years and could not. So really, the reason I am so passionate about abortion is because of what it did to me. But God, being so good, has worked it all for his Glory and my good. The abortion actually brought me to my knees, to a place where I cried out to Jesus, if he was real, then I needed him to save me from my horrible sin or I would have likely ended my own life. And he saved me! That is why I am so fervent . It is my personal, real- life testimony of what Jesus did for me. He loves the unborn and I know it breaks his heart to see their innocent lives extinguished. And sadly the blood is on the hands of the United States government for allowing legalized murder of the unborn. I hope you have been able to repent and receive forgiveness from God for your choice. There is Mercy with the Lord. I only wish that years ago when you and I attended CC Church that OUR PASTOR had allowed me to go up and give this testimony. He set a date for me to do so and reneged last-minute. Maybe if you had heard me speak then, about this topic your choice would have been different? But I believe in Romans 8:28. I just don’t want any other woman to have to go what I went through and I will go to any length God allows to help that not to happen. May the Love of Jesus be with you always. You will know your child in heaven, God showed me that.

Later her status read: “A break from Facebook for a while…a good thing to do every now and again.’

Next I see a status message from afore-mentioned former Pastor which reads: “I am deleting my Facebook page. I have started a new one. With all the changes in my life it seemed like a needed fresh start. If you want to be friends with the “new me” please like this status, search for me by name, and friend me at the other page. This page will be deleted VERY soon.”   INTERESTING>>>>>????

Ah, so time tells a lot. And I have come to realize Facebook tells us some things too. I see now that we must decipher the social media’s little back door methodologies for sending messages i.e. “communicating”. This is difficult for me since I am BOLD and do not mince words about issues concerning the lives of the precious unborn. Yet, I continue to try to use tools which  God has given us in this post modern technological era.

The convoluted nature of the social media interfaces is a maze to navigate in order to communicate. You see my status. You like. I see your status. I post a You Tube. You see my You Tube, you post an e-card…and on and on it goes. Brave New World or Doublespeak?

To end my part of our FB discourse I posted the following image to summarize my feelings on the topic of origin:

Here is God’s Status:  DEUTERONOMY 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.

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Abortion Devalues Life at Every Age and at Every Stage

Recently I have started working part-time at a local gym organization in the childcare room.  It is a sort of “drop in daycare” situation. The children are only allowed to be there for a maximum of two hours.  They are left there for the purpose of their parents going to work out/ exercise.  This sound perfectly reasonable and fine, does it not? I thought so too.

But when I started working  there my heart really went out to these little kids left there to be cared for by strangers who are paid minimum wage.  One thinks two hours is nothing, right? I agree, if the kid is there while their stay at home mommy goes for a stress-relieving work out, its fine. But some of those little ones,( 2 years old), have already been in a daycare/ playschool all day then have to come to this facility for another shuffling about. It is truly something that touches me deeply.  I was one of those kids.

My parents divorced when I was 2 years old. So this left my mom to be a single parent who worked full-time as a high school teacher. I had to get up early in the morning, many times one of the first kids to arrive at daycare and later at school. I can remember being at the daycare and crying for my mommy, feeling so desperate, knowing she was not coming. I would even day-dream and plot my escape from the place. I figured how to jump the fence and I thought I could run to my mom’s school and be with her. Of course this never happened.  Later when I was school aged, I had to go to a Y afterschool program and I was often the last one picked up. It was really traumatic for me. I always felt insecure, wondering if and when my mommy was coming.

This new job really touched some deep memories and hurts in me. Especially when I would see a little girl tune up, crying, for mommy. I held her and told her I loved her,not like her own mommy, but that I care and she is safe. The sad thing is that most of the women who work in there are not like me, with a heart for the children. They seems to be a real malaise and laissez faire attitude is seems.

How tragic for the generations of children, raised by strangers, since the early 1970’s when women’s liberation and legalized abortion all came about. And of course divorce is a major culprit in the neglect of children. Fathers are absent and mothers do what they feel they must to get by and provide for children and cover for coward men who abandon their children.

Again, I ask who are the victims? They all are, really. But the saddest are the little innocent ones shuffled about like so much chattel. Children are not “things” they are people made in the image of God. They are precious, innocent, and sweet. And most of all they are in need of loving care from their own mothers and fathers or grandparents.

Does anyone really think that a stranger who is often paid minimum wage or barely above, who is saddled with too many kids to handle can provide ANY level of CARE?

I am overcoming the scars from my childhood,through the Grace of Jesus, my Savior. And I am grateful to have LIFE. At the time I was born, it was just shortly before Roe v. Wade became national law. So many of my generation and subsequent generations never took a breath.

The horrible abomination of abortion devalues human life not only in the womb by snuffing it out. It also continues that same lack of worth of human beings after they are here. Children are so often seen as less than a person, or a problem to deal with, or worse. We can see it also with the aged. They are put into nursing homes to “someone else’s problem”. So at the beginning of LIFE and at the end of LIFE these precious souls are abandoned to happenstance and chance in institutions, to be “cared for” by strangers. How sad! How wrong!

God loves the helpless ones. He highly values their lives. They are precious in His sight. Why are they not precious in our collective sight? Are we no longer a Christian country? I think not! As long as innocent blood is being shed via abortion in the USA, God is never going to Bless us. He hates all of our murderous abomination. The souls of the innocent cry out to God day and night for JUSTICE. And, people, God will bring JUSTICE, lest we repent.

The reason many won’t care about the topics I have mentioned is because they do not involve making money, gaining pleasure, and gaining self-fulfillment. To change things people must go back to the BIBLE and stop living for SELF and temporal PLEASURE. MONEY must cease to the this country’s GOD!

Jesus said “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Mark 10:14).  Jesus told us to be as little children. We are to be wise as serpents yet innocent as lambs.

Jesus has his flock. He will have those come unto him. And to any who would prevent such As it is written; ‘Better a millstone be hung around their neck and they be cast into the sea (Luke 17:2).”

United States of America: Are you ready for that Millstone? Think you can swim with it?

Pray for repentance and heart revival  for this country,

God Bless.

What an Honor to be called “Mommy”

I am so blessed this Mother’s Day to have someone call me “Mommy”.  To hear little voices calling my name. To hear them laughing and singing. To see them and dancing and running. Motherhood is a gift and a joy given by our precious and loving God, Jehovah, Jesus.

I am so thankful that God bestowed upon me, a sinner, an imperfect person saved only by His Grace; the opportunity and yes, the responsibility of being a mother.

The only way I can do it is by His daily mercies and grace to me and to my family. I know that I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me, daily (Philippians 4:13).

It is sad to remember how I felt before I gave birth to my children and held them and have them in my life and arms.  In the past, I was a bereft woman who disposed of her unplanned child through abortion. I grieved the abortion for many years. How tragic it was. How tragic it still is for so many women who are mothers with empty arms. The only freedom from that pain is the freedom graciously given me when I asked Jesus into my life and heart.;To be my Savior and Lord. He let me know that one day I will hold that baby in Heaven.

So today on Mother’s Day, a day when mothers are honored, and lauded; I would like to let all women everywhere know that I know what its like to have gone through the physical suffering of the abortion procedure as well as the prolonged (decade long) emotional, psychological and physical pain of the “choice” that I made.

Abortion is a lie. Abortion is death. Abortion is violation. Abortion is pain. Abortion is wrong. Abortion is evil. Abortion is murder.

To the women who have had an abortion; there is Hope, Forgiveness, and Restoration. It can only be found in ONE PLACE- THE ARMS OF JESUS.  Ask Him to forgive you for murdering your unborn child. He will. Ask Him to free you from the guilt, remorse,pain, bondage that resulted from your choice. Take responsibility as a mother to repent to God for the ending of the Life of one of His Precious Ones. It may seem impossible but the Freedom He gives is real.

May God bless all the Mothers this Day in Jesus Name.

Pray to End Abortion!