GENESIS 1:28 ON 1/28

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God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”  – Genesis 1:28

Babies are a sign that God has not given up on us.  There’s not a more happy occasion than expecting a child into your family.  God gives His blessing for us to procreate and He gives us a blessing to rule over every living creature that moves on the ground.

As we are to be responsible and good parents, we are also held accountable for the way we rule over animals.  Just because God’s given us dominion, it’s not a license for us to abuse God’s precious creation in any way.angels-for-jack

Is Jack a lucky donkey, or what?  The poem talks about a wet summer day…  but I feel such compassion for the poor fur babies who are kept outdoors in the cold and snow.  Yes, I know they have fur, but…

You’ve seen the ads for the ASPCA I’m sure.  Why are those so much more difficult to watch in the dead of winter?  I literally have to flip the channel, they break my heart so badly.  I guess you could say the ads are a success if they have that effect on me.  I just believe it’s so very sad that the ads have to exist at all.  What’s wrong with people that they would abuse helpless animals?  That kind of rule and dominion was not our Maker’s intention.  Not even close.

Is there a special reservation in a hot place for one who abuses animals?  Well, that’s not for me to say, but I’d say the odds are good there probably is.

In today’s verse, we see that God thinks babies are good in families, and animals are good in families too.  Dominion however, most assuredly does not mean ruling with cruelty.  If your fur babies are cold, please take them in the house.  Be kind to babies – the human variety and fur variety.  🙂

 

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A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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The Ten Commandments are listed twice in the Hebrew Bible, first at Exodus 20:1–17, and then at Deuteronomy 5:6–21. Both versions state that God inscribed them on two stone tablets, which he gave to Moses on Mount Sinai.

Ten Commandments List

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall make no idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

I’m the first to admit it…  I am an ID addict.  I watch true crime dramas all the time.  Are you surprised?  Yes, I have all of the “Touched By An Angel” episodes on DVD, but once in a while I get glued to Investigation Discovery.  Then they start showing reruns…  sigh.  If I already know “who done it”, it’s not as interesting.

The only sad difference between a good mystery novel and ID is that the cases on ID are real.  They’re not stories from an author’s macabre imagination – they really happened.  It’s murder, and it’s really very sad.  My heart goes out to the victim’s families.

Another sad reality is that abortion is murder!

I know what you’re thinking…  you’re thinking “Linda’s beating her pro-life drum again.”  Well, you win the prize.  I will beat this drum until the Lord returns to earth to take me home.  I want to see a society that considers adoption instead of abortion!  I’m so thankful my mother didn’t abort me – I was adopted – and I’m thankful to be here.  I want every baby to have the RIGHT to be born into the world – give life a fighting chance!

Every article I read about cases of abortion report that the women have a sort of regret that never goes away.  Even if they think abortion is absolutely the right thing to do at the time, the feeling of regret scars the rest of their lives.

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Life is a gift and a baby is a treasure from God…  always.

The United States constitution does not specifically give the unborn any rights whatsoever – not even the right to be born.  WHY???  What would it take to change that?  I want to see it changed.

I hope you’ll get this DVD – it comes out in March, 2017!  http://www.voicelessthemovie.com/

life-is-a-precious-giftBe thankful for the babies in your life.  Right now, find them, hold them tight and tell them how much you love them.  God sees fit to take loved ones from us in His time.  Tomorrow is never promised to us – shoot – the next minute isn’t promised.  Love while you can love.  Hug those little ones and give them all the encouragement you can muster.  Pray for them and be supportive in every way.  Let them know you’re in their corner no matter what.

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Even if that baby is eighteen years old…  they’re still your baby.  Your love and support will always matter to them.  Be there – sometimes no words are necessary.  Just be there.  🙂

NATIONAL FROG MONTH

TL APRIL IS NATIONAL FROG MONTHAccording to fairy tales, these rather slimy creatures turn into a prince when you kiss them…  um…  I don’t know that to be a fact, but I do know that they sing out loud and strong after it rains here in Wichita!  Sometimes we refer to a heavy rain here in Kansas as a toad strangler…  but it doesn’t really hurt the frogs.  They still croak in sweet harmony when the rain is over.YOU MATTERIt’s so easy to take the sounds of nature for granted.  We hear the frogs croak, the birds chirp and the wind rustling the leaves on the trees – but do we stop to thank God for any of it?  I admit I don’t always…  but once in a while I sit outside and just take it all in, and I have to close my eyes and say a little prayer of thanks to God – I thank Him for my sense of hearing and for the familiar sounds that let me know that everything is okay in my world.Linda - Quote - Frog Jumping Day-screenshot

I’m so thankful that I grew up in the country…  we didn’t have a pond close by, but we had very deep ditches, and every year I got to watch the little tadpoles swimming around.  It seems like a simple childhood activity, but those are some of the happiest memories I hold dear today.children-767034_1920tadpoles-338627_1920It was really great to visit my grandparents on the farm in the spring…  the frogs and tiny tadpoles in their pond were fun to watch – and there were more of them.  sunbeam-292987_1920

I love to watch the little baby animals in the springtime, don’t you?  New life…  new experiences…  new hope!

Of course, we know the acronym for F.R.O.G. – it is FULLY RELY ON GOD!    Let’s keep that in mind today as we appreciate His creation – frogs! FULLY RELY ON GODBABIES IN THE SPRINGTIME

If you have children, make sure they get to see something other than the screen of their new phone.  Show them the babies of springtime…  show them the tadpoles swimming around in the pond.  The wonders of nature and the way God set things up – are amazing for kids of all ages!  I hope that today you will slow down and sit down outside…  close your eyes and take it all in.  🙂

 

A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

I read something recently that deserves to be shared.  Jack Nicholson has great backbone to take this stand about abortion!  Not only does his opinion surprise me, but the reason for it shocked me!

http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/is-abortion-murder-jack-nicholsons-response-silenced-everyone/

I wondered if there are any other celebrities who are pro-life.  I did a little research and here’s what I found:

Kathy Ireland on Gov. Huckabee’s program:

https://youtu.be/GzisHrqZAbM

I really don’t believe in abortion.  I think an embryo is a human.  It’s like killing a baby.  – Justin Bieber (talking with Rolling Stone magazine)

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Patricia Heaton speaks out against abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, and euthanasia.

I find it impossible to subscribe to a philosophy that believes that the destruction of human life is a legitimate solution to a problem that is mostly social, economic and psychological.  In reality, most women choose abortion because they believe they have no other choice.  – Patricia Heaton

Kenny Chesney’s most notable example of pro-life advocacy is in the song he has called one of his favorites, “There Goes My Life.” It spent seven weeks at number one.

https://youtu.be/JBf7uh8jYfw

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Jim Caviezel, the actor who portrayed Jesus in the popular movie, The Passion of the Christ, also makes no secret of the fact that he and his wife oppose abortion.

https://youtu.be/Ay4vJ75pbc0

God bless Jordin Sparks!  Isn’t she a cutie?  Yep!

Go, Jordin... GO!
Go, Jordin… GO!

This celebrity really didn’t surprise me all that much – but I’m so thankful that he is not quiet about his beliefs.  Chuck Norris is pro-life and has a lot to say about it.  You may recall that back in 2008 he wrote a letter to then president-elect Obama.

http://humanevents.com/2008/11/11/obama-now-that-you-work-for-me-a-letter-to-the-presidentelect/

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Visit human life alliance at this link:  http://humanlife.org/

If one truly believes that abortion is murder, it will never be considered an “old issue”.  Those of us who are pro-life will not go away just because others want us to.  Never let the enemy of your soul talk you into the idea that you have no other “choice” but abortion.  I assure you, if you do not want or think you are unable to raise your child, there are many people who are more than willing to take on that responsibility!  I was adopted – and that turned out well – I’m sure glad I was not aborted!

I’m thankful for celebrities who are not afraid to speak their conscience.  As a pro-life advocate myself, I’m more drawn to these people and their TV shows, music, etc. than I am to others.  Sometimes we shy away from speaking out because we’re afraid we will lose fans.  I’m here to tell ya…  because of their bravery, I support and buy their CD’s, DVD’s and other products!  I believe that right is right – and wrong…  well, it’s just not right!  🙂