Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Pastor with GUTS!

I am indebted to a friend on Facebook for this story. I had to share it with all of you.

A Pastor with GUTS!

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people... When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem..

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India , Africa and Korea.

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,'and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'one nation under God.'

If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends. 'If you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything.'

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Quick Post...Baby Arrived

Our second daughter arrived safely March 17th just before 10pm. We are still working on a name for her. We want to chose one that will be special, not just something cute.

God blessed us with an easy birth and so far a speedy recovery. I have been so blessed by all the help from the Grandma's who have been coming over to help me get past these first few days. My dear husband has even been here to help me, in spite of it being the middle of tax season. He is my hero! :D

So, I will probably not be posting too often in the next few weeks until we get into a new groove. Thank you to all of you who have been praying for us and please continue to pray that God will help us to bond as a family and bless those around us.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A true classic...

So I came across this post on Smockity Frocks and I had to pass it along. (Just click on the video box below to watch for yourself.) You learn something new every day and today I learned that according to Bill Clinton, the "human embryos" that are going to be used for stem cell research as part of President Obama's new plan are not fertilized. I'm still unclear as to how you can have an embryo that isn't fertilized, but you know I'm not a Rhodes scholar. And I have to say that I'm so proud that he was once the President of our great nation. Yeah...what an honor for us...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Attention Homeschoolers!

I am speechless at this story; a mother of three is being told by a judge that although her children are 2 grades ahead in school, that they need to be placed in public school so they can get a "more well-rounded education." I would encourage you to visit the blog, Homeschool Injustice, which has been set up to keep us all posted on the latest happenings in this case. And I would remind all of us that if we will not stand up and be counted now, there will be no one left to stand up when they come for our children. This is a battle for our children's future and it is worth the fight.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Spring Giveaway!

It's Spring!!!!!!!!! (Or will be soon...) Domestic Lady is giving away a beautiful apron! Pop on over and enter to win! Grandma Ladybug's Spring Giveaway!

A Story of Choosing Life

In this world of surrendering life to the slightest whim, here is a story of a young mother who chose life against all the "wisdom" offered her. I would encourage you to visit Myah's blog, The Story of Faith Hope and read their story.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Before my daughter was born, we were house sitting so I missed out on all those cleaning and homemaking times. I think I have a double portion this time.I am now at 37 weeks and in the middle of nesting big time! Just today I rearranged my pantry and washed all the dishes that I have been neglecting. But in the past week, I have washed numerous loads of laundry, including all the clothes for our new baby, made two pair of Easter pantaloons and cut out the dresses, bought, gathered and organized all our birthing supplies and stocked our pantry and freezer with easy-to-put-together meal supplies.

As I was thinking about all the nesting I've done I wondered if any of you would like to share your nesting stories. I was pondering too if nesting is stronger with girls or boys and does it get stronger or weaker the more children you have? I know I'm not the only one who has done this and I would love to read stories from all of you!



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