Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Why Pro Life? Part I

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the news with my mom. A news report came on about how pregnant women are worried that their worrying too much will affect their babies. As the report continued the reporter explained that worrying will not stress or affect the baby. The whole time I was watching, I expected the reporter to say Fetus, and by the end of the report I was surprised that she hadn’t said it once.
I then turned to my mom and said,
“It’s funny how when a baby is wanted it’s called a baby, but when it’s unwanted it’s called a Fetus.”

When people say the word baby, they have acknowledged that human life. When they say Fetus, they deny that human life and regard it as just a part of the woman, like an organ. Did you know that the word Fetus is a Latin word variously translated “offspring”, “young one”, or “little child”? So if pro-abortionists use the term Fetus, why haven’t they acknowledged that human life?

I have been raised in a Christian home. Both my dad and my mom are pro-life and I have always been pro-life. I have always known that abortion is aborting a human life for someone else’s convenience.

Clarification: Abort:
1. To fail, cease, or stop at an early or premature stage.
2. To put down or quell in the early stages.
3. To cause to cease or end at an early or premature stage.
4. To develop incompletely; remain in a rudimentary or undeveloped state.
5. To cause to bring forth (a fetus) from the uterus before the fetus is viable.
Random House Webster’s Unabridged Talking Dictionary

1. To cause or to end prematurely
2. To cause abortion of.
Oxford American Dictionary

Last year I went through a science book that listed and explained some abortion procedures. As I read each procedure, I was so horrified, disgusted, and so deeply saddened, I wept. But that was just a glimpse at the world of abortion. The book, Why Pro Life? by Randy Alcorn opened my eyes even more on abortion not only in the scientific way, but the spiritual way as well.
Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Welcome to Lasso the Moon

My name is Elizabeth and I am almost 17 years old. Lasso the Moon refers to a quote from It’s A Wonderful Life. George Bailey offered to lasso the moon for Mary; the moon representing her hopes and dreams and God-given desires.

Here I express my hopes, dreams, desires, aspirations, and my overall longing to reaching heavenward. I press on in Christ as he matures me into the woman He has ordained me to be before the foundation of the world.

My mom gave me a little book of proverbs and scriptures today. Here are a few I found very inspiring:

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many –
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.
Psalms 34:8

By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.
Proverbs 22:4

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned,
in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Philippians 4:11

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Proverbs 16:3

Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, and counting your
blessings before they’ve hatched.

You can make more friends in two months by becoming
interested in other people than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth
forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Matthew 7:16-18

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man,
and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he
will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 9:8, 9

He who has not tasted bitter does not know what sweet is.
German Proverb

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were
only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has
one good reason for letting it alone.
Sir Walter Scott