Friday, May 27, 2011

A friend emailed these John Owen Quotes to me today!

I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is
not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble
John Owen

Unless we are thoroughly convinced that without Christ we are under
the eternal curse of God, as the worst of His enemies, we shall never
flee to Him for refuge.
John Owen

God sometimes marvelously raiseth the souls of his saints with some
close and near approaches unto them -- gives them a sense of His
eternal love, a taste of the embraces of His Son and the inhabitation
of the Spirit, without the least intervening disturbance; and then this
is their assurance. But this life is not a season to be always taking
wages in; our work is not yet done; we are not always to abide in this
mount; we must down again into the battle -- fight again, cry again,
complain again. Shall the soul be thought now to have lost its
assurance? Not at all. It had before assurance with joy, triumph, and
exultation; it hath it now, or may have, with wrestling, cries, tears,
and supplications. And a man's assurance may be as good, as true,
when he lies on the earth with a sense of sin, as when he is carried
up to the third heaven with a sense of love and foretaste of glory.
John Owen

'Let the Little Children Come': some more thoughts on abortion...

Is abortion really that bad? Yes, it takes away any chance of those children feeling the breeze on his/her face, or any chance of feeling the sand between their toes or the warm water lapping around their ankles. Instead they face an early murderous death and no burial.

Is abortion really that bad? Yes, it is the taking of a human life and if you don't believe me look at this quote. (This is a quote was found by Lydie Moore who is my friend on face book, she is an anti abortion activist, as is her brother Andy Moore.)

It is a quote is from a training manual which sites "Experiences in Nepal, Viet Nam and South Africa"  See p141

quote:" A final consideration regarding the abortion
team is the risk of burn-out with second trimester
abortion. Terminating pregnancies with
fully formed fetuses is often emotionally draining
for staff despite their commitment to the
women needing care.15 Confirming completion
of a 7–8 week abortion involves sorting through
blood clots and tissue, while that of a second
trimester abortion means examining fetal parts
or an intact fetus." unquote.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

'Let the Little Children Come': some thoughts on abortion...

We look at history and see the rise and fall of civilizations through centuries but fail to see the fall of our own nations around us. We look at history and point fingers at Hitler and Stalin, apartheid and slavery and all the many cruelties of the world and fail to gawk at our own culture for it is the cruelest of all. We think that the cannibals and senseless wars in history were heathen and of barbaric cultures but we fail to see our culture as THE most heathen and barbaric of all - for we kill the most defenceless as  we turn our back on God, and we should have learnt the lesson with history already.

Will the children, whom we have given a chance to live, look back in history and see us for what we really are? And before you object and say, " but I wouldn't dream of having an abortion." Tell me how many people in Germany took action against Hitler? If everyone had taken action, would there have been so many Jews killed? Would he  even have even gotten into power? Or did people only wake up after it was too late and realise they should have done something earlier? 
Our apathy is doing something - it is doing nothing at all, and thereby saying it is okay for things to be as they are.

I don't know the answers to all those issues but I do know killing babies is not fair and strips them of their rights. Rights that have taken 100's of years to figure out and establish. (I recon it took so long because so many people have forgotten to look in the Bible). 
Our apathy, as abortions happen, speaks louder than words! Do we love the little children? Do we encourage them to come to us as Jesus did? Will the artists of the future illustrate our children's children's year 12 history (or should I say their SOSE books) with gruesome pictures of mass murderers killing children and pathetic onlookers doing nothing? I think they will and they will wonder why their parents, grandparents and great grandparents chose to have them and did nothing about the others.

What will you do?

Are all children a blessing or not? I say.... I think it is discrimination to say they are not.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Walk the Talk!

"Time for some sleep Jon"....better 'walk the talk' and be a good example and take the lead. I have been sitting up to keep my oldest son Jon company as he finishes his assignment, but I am getting too old for such late nights... I have to get some shut eye and get warm brrrr it is chilly tonight! Up early to take Jessica to child care tomorrow....and no, I have not changed my lifestyle, Jessica is 20, nearly 21 and works with children! Jarryn wanted to go with for a while yesterday - chuckle, he does so love his big sister! Night all :-)