#PURPLE OUT and STAND WITH BABIES

Planned Parenthood supporters announced last week they were going to #pink out social media on Sept 29, 2015.  So today my readers I challenge you to #PurpleOut.  PLEASE help me in standing for those who can not stand for themselves.  People are so deceived by this group even after all the videos have aired.  Look at this if you are still on Planned Parenthood’s side of this issue.  http://adflegal.org/issues/sanctity-of-life/beginning-of-life/planned-parenthood-the-whole-story/the-planned-parenthood-deception  We know were all these untruths comes from.    The father of lies has so many fooled.

A short time ago our government took a step for the unborn.  However, others are plotting ways to change rules that were made on that day when babies born alive were given a chance.  I BEG you to PRAY for every government officials to do the right thing.  Abortion is not just a procedure.  It is the murder of an unborn baby.

I recently shared the following photo on my Facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/JesusDaily/ photos/a.70986532354.76361.70630972354/10156342192777355/?type=3&theater  If you can not pull it up.  It is Jer. 29:11 which states, “For I know the plans I have for you…”  That promise is for the unborn too.  Recently we had Prayer at the Pole.  I was so blessed by the children’s prayers.  However, my mind drifted off to those that went to heaven without ever getting a chance to pray.  It is time for us to take a stand.

So readers if you are against the murder of babies and the sale of their parts please join me in this
#PurpleOut campaign.  Change your profile photos on all your social media accounts.  Tweet the words
#StandwithBabies.  As you can see I have done.  You may use any of the photos I have posted on my Facebook or Twitter. accounts.  https://www.facebook.com/garrick777?ref=hl      https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hprofile-xfp1/v/t1.0-1/p160x160/12046953_123027194718736_1259397876017622821_n.jpg?oh=5b2d54f859e46dd52cc3c2b48b245426&oe=568E9EAC     https://twitter.com/Garrick777_  I also created a pin called Stand with babies.  https://www.pinterest.com/gar_rick777/       https://www.pinterest.com/gar_rick777/stand-with-babies/  The Bible promises us blessings for what we do for the “least of these.”  Please take a small amount of time to help the unborn.

Unborn Does Not Mean Unfeeling or Unthinking

I have recently seen these words repeatedly, “My abortion was a  medical procedure.  It is no one else’s business.”  I beg to differ with anyone, who believes that.  I think it is the business of the baby that you allowed to be ripped to shreds.  I do not say this to judge.  I have so much sympathy for the young ladies who were fed lies by a money hungry group of people.  I pray for peace for those that are tormented by guilt.  If you are reading this and have had one that you have repented for I ask you to remember that God places our sins as far as the east is from the west.  Please do not allow past sin that God does NOT see keep you from a relationship from Him.

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of argument over whether these unborn babies feel pain.  Laws are being made to protect fetuses over 20 weeks.  I want to share with you all a personal experience that tells me that indeed they do feel and think.  At around 33 weeks I went in pre-term labor with my daughter.  The labor was stopped and before I could return home we had to do stress tests on her.  Every hour they placed straps on me and took sonograms.  Well this was interfering with her napping.

Time and time again they would find her heartbeat and get set to monitor her.  She moved over and over again.  So they repeated the process.  The nurses placed something on my belly that woke her up and they would get everything in position.  The nurses were so good.  They did not get mad.  One of them just laughed.  We discussed how her moving to avoid the noise was proof of brain function.  I said to her, “It is too bad that those people who think life begins at birth could not see this.”  Her reply, “Every woman thinking of having an abortion should have an ultrasound.”

She is not the only one with that thought.  Heartbeat International has offices all over this country and a lot of them have these vital pieces of equipment.  Those Heartbeats that don’t have been raising funds for the purchase of sonogram equipment and the staffing of it.  This organization is staffed by a lot of volunteers.  Unlike Planned Parenthood folks at Heartbeat are not getting rich off of the poor decisions of young women.  You can get a free pregnancy test at one and take the result to local human service agencies.  More than that you will meet folks, who are compassionate.

Just think if you were young and thought you were pregnant which service would you prefer the greed of folks, who sell body parts or those people who care about the women that walk through their doors?  I pray that our government thinks of agencies like Heartbeat as the redistribute funds from the defunding of Planned Parenthood.  All across America are underfunded clinics and service providers that are run by people, who care for the women and unborn babies.  Please remember that unborn does not mean unfeeling or unthinking.  Please choose life.

There are options besides Planned Parenthood

28 years ago I found out I was pregnant.  I told someone, who I thought was a friend and she directed me to go to Planned Parenthood.  My youth was not her concern.  The fact that I was unmarried was not either.  Her problem was my child’s paternity.  You see I was pregnant by a black man.  She informed me that PP could do an abortion for cheap maybe even free.

Of course I did not go there.  Although, I was living outside the will of God I still knew abortion is murder.  Instead I went to a health care center for free.  They did a the testings and exams for my whole pregnancy until I moved to another state in my fifth month of pregnancy.  However, I found another clinic quickly and they resumed my pregnancy care.

As I said that was 28 years ago.  It is even easier now to find care.  Planned Parenthood is deceiving folks into believing they help in a lot of areas.  However, right now there are Christian women making calls to their local PP for mammograms.  Not one has been able to schedule an appointment.  I myself took the challenge and failed to get through to the two nearest me.  You can schedule appointments online but none for those exams they say poor woman will lose with their defunding.  I ask you my reader to make the call to your local PP and see what you get for a response.  Here is the number for your convenience 800-230-7526.

For the services they do render their prices are over inflated to say the least.  Please click on the following chart.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153142006423848&set=gm.1709849232568116&type=1  They charge $31 for a pregnancy test that cost them 25 cents.  They make $750 on a 12 week abortion.  That is before they start harvesting murdered baby parts and selling them for further profit.  Yes I am still calling them babies and I will continue to do so.  The human heart begins to beat 21 days after conception.  Therefore abortion is taking another person’s life not just a choice for a woman to make for her convenience.  That is why Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded.

There are however services I can recommend.  One is Heartbeat International.  They have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HeartbeatInternational. and a website, https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/.  Their number is (888) 550-7577.  There is also http://www.onlineforlife.org/.  They have Facebook as well  https://www.facebook.com/OnlineforLife?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser.  Their number is (214) 295-7301.  I also want to share about http://WWW.PREGNANCYCENTERS.ORG.  There is a photo on Facebook I want to share with you.    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153141840638848&set=gm.1709827552570284&type=1.  If you are unable to pull the photo up their number is (800)395-HELP.  These are just three resources that I have found with a little research.  You might even be able to find some near you.

In closing I want to say that I have changed the profile photo on my Facebook page to support these unborn babies.  I ask you to do the same.  You have permission to use the one that a friend made for me.  Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/garrick777/photos/pb.107537462934376.-2207520000.1442853783./123026661385456/?type=3&theater.

STAND FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T STAND AND KNEEL FOR THOSE THAT HAVE NO ONE ELSE

I thought I would not be discussing Planned Parenthood again for a while.  Then I watched an online talk by Congressman Trent Franks .https://www.facebook.com/TrentFranks?fref=ts  I listened to him speak on the fact they had to go back to legislature from Ronald Reagan error to get this measure to Congress.  I have copied this from his Facebook page, “H.R. 3504 the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This bill would increase protections for babies born alive during abortions or attempted abortions.”   I heard him say the President had voted against this type of bill 4 times before and has promised to veto it.  I called on all of my readers to pray.  You as well as other Americans sought the Lord and He answered in the form of the defunding going though.

There are those that are sitting back mocking the Republicans for this and crying over how some party lines were crossed for the two votes that took place yesterday.  The first vote was to defund PP.  The second vote was to make it a criminal act for doctors to not give aid to babies born alive during the abortion process.  This is the one Congressman Trent spoke on.

I have read so many posts and articles saying the defunding will never make it.  Obama will veto the bill and it will die along with millions of babies.  I ask you all to join me again in prayer for this matter.  Specifically pray that those, who think that PP provides valuable services will read the material that I and others have shared showing that indeed clinics can and do provide all those services folks are worried will be lost.

Pray for eyes to be open to see that PP has for years been used as a means to hide sexual abuse.  In particular a PP worker in Alabama saw and counseled Patient MR# 16.  A review of said patient’s history revealed she had two living children, who were born separately.  There is not documentation stating the facility reported suspected abuse as is required by Ala. Code Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect.  This patient was given two abortions in four months.  Yet no notes of abuse reports are in either case.  It seems to me the one benefiting from women’s health services here is the man, who rapes a minor and gets the evidence destroyed.

https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostWomen wants women to write in how Planned Parenthood has changed their lives.  I hope some people write in about how PP covered up their sexual abuse.  Maybe others will send in stories about how they were told to get an abortion and no other options were discussed.  Indeed women suffering from guilt over murdering their own flesh and blood might contact Huff Post Women.  Sterile ladies could comment on the fact that repeatedly killing off their offspring took away their ability to carry their own offspring.  I doubt that Huff Post would print such stories though.

You my readers know the truth.  It is time we as Americans stood up to our elected officials and told them to do the jobs they were elected to do.  We need to tell them we want babies protected.  That includes the 14-year-old girls and other rape victims.  That means giving babies that are being murdered for convenience of a rapist a chance.  I ask you today to contact your members of Congress and tell them in the land were everyone is entitled to “life, liberty, and the pursuit  of happiness” you want it to include children to young to speak for themselves.  I ask you to STAND FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T STAND or better yet kneel for those that have no one else to help them.

I further ask you to please take a look at the list at the end of this article to see how different members voted.  If you don’t like how some of your members voted let them know.  If they don’t listen.  LET THEM KNOW AT THE POLLS.   http://www.lifenews.com/2015/09/18/house-votes-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood-after-it-sells-body-parts-from-aborted-babies/

The pain of abortion

Earlier this year Trent Franks, a Congressman from AZ introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  The bill has passed the House.  All that has to happen now is a vote in the Senate.   The Act will end abortions performed after 20 weeks of gestation without anesthesia for unborn babies, who can feel the pain of their bodies being ripped to pieces.  These are babies that could in all likelihood live if given the chance.  

The Family Research Council scheduled a webcast for tomorrow at 12:00 to discuss this issue.  You can register for the event at the following links. http://www.frc.org/events/the-pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1627246237532836/  You will be able to watch the event online at a later time following the first link if the time is inconvenient..

In the last few weeks we have seen videos of an organization that does not care about the pain they cause these little people. Yes I said people.  The Bible tells us that God knits us together in our mothers’ wombs.  It should be the safest place on earth. Yet here in the USA it is not.  Please look at these photos if you think a 20 week gestational baby is just a bunch of cells.  https://www.facebook.com/garrick777/posts/120208768333912   These are pictures of a baby that was miscarried at 19 weeks.  Yes I said baby.  Planned Parenthood workers can call it any name they choose.but the fact is life begins at conception and no one but God has the right to take that life.  If you go to the following Facebook page you will see that fetus is in fact Latin for offspring.  https://www.facebook.com/OnlineforLife?fref=nf

For generations women have listened to the father of lies in the form of Planned Parenthood workers telling them these are just cells.  They are not important.  Women have suffered physical and emotional scarring from abortions.  The murder of babies has been used as a form of birth control.  All over this land there are repentant women standing in faith and praising God for His forgiveness and grace.  Yet their hearts aches ache for the babies they never got to hold.  Some have been made sterile.

Other young girls have had abortions performed on them without their parents’ knowledge.  You can not pierce a minor’s ears without permission.  However, a Planned Parenthood worker can place instruments of death into a young girls cervix and take the life of an unborn child.  When the worker’s job is complete, the girl gets sent on her way.   Young ladies have died from hemorrhaging while their parents had no clue.  Can you imagine the grief of a parent, who took their child to the hospital thinking that their little girl had severe stomach pain from an appendix or gall bladder issue only to find out that indeed the girl had been hemorrhaging for hours and there is nothing the hospital staff can do to save their little girl?

Today I tell you that you can save the lives of unborn offspring and young girls.  You can sign a petition to Defund Planned Parenthood.  Please show you care.      http://liveactionnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/DefundAd-400b.jpg  If you have bought into the lie that PP is needed for birth control and medical procedures, I will show that is false information.  Take a look at a Facebook page which has information regarding the truth about PP.  https://www.facebook.com/AllianceDefendingFreedom?fref=ts  The following chart shows what PP does in comparison to qualified health centers.   https://www.facebook.com/AllianceDefendingFreedom/photos/pb.45393753416.-2207520000.1442413439./10153670341048417/?type=1&theater&__   Heartbeat International is a place to go for help.  https://www.facebook.com/HeartbeatInternational?fref=ts  This is a form to contact them.  https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/contact-hbi  Another resource is http://onlineforlife.org/.  Their mission is to “To save unborn babies from abortion by connecting women and men in crisis pregnancy situations with compassionate, loving, truthful, local help.”  I copied their mission from their Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/OnlineforLife/timeline     I will leave you with this map which reveals that Women Have Real Choices. https://www.facebook.com/AllianceDefendingFreedom/photos/pb.45393753416.-2207520000.1442416256./10153608887313417/?type=3&theater

Do you know what is important?

So you all know by now I am a survivor and a huge Erin’s Law supporter.  I am a Christian that believes the full and complete Bible.  I will not apologize for that.  What I have not told you yet is that I am also a mom.  Today my sweet little girl came in my bed.  I looked at the clock and thought 7:44 we have a bit of time before we get ready for church.  Then it hit me.  We did that yesterday and in fact we were late.  Note to self: Do not lay your cell phone down in the hall where you will not hear the alarm in the morning. LOL

We both set records in getting dressed.  I confess I put on yesterday’s dirty clothes and finger combed my hair in the car.  Thank God for the spray for her hair and pony tail holders.  We got to school with about 2 minutes to spare before the tardy bell.  Her classroom is right at the top of the stairs.  So I think she made it.  If not we agreed we will both make sure this never happens again.  She has not had a tardy since I set up the alarm system I wrote about in my first blog.  That was the first part of last school year.

I decided to blog about this experience to let you know sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves and let go of the small stuff.  We women knock ourselves down over the littlest things.  Guess what folks.  They killed the only perfect person there ever was.  I sit here today confessing to you I am not perfect.  I will never claim to be.  What I am is a child of God washed in the blood.  I am living and learning each day just like you all are.  Please do not stress yourselves out over simple things.

If you have a child that won’t eat breakfast or you have a drive to school any ways.  The night before place some dry cereal in a zip lock bag.  Put some milk in a  spill proof sippy cup.  On the way out the door grab it.  Your child has breakfast in the car.  Sometimes we do juice and string cheese.  I have also cut up an apple the night before and tossed it juice to prevent browning and put it in bag.  My main goal is a milk product for the calcium and protein.  100% fruit gummies have also been known to make an appearance on our morning journey.  The key is to figure it out in the evening and have it ready.

I also get her to pick out her school outfit as well as shoes the night before.  We make sure the hair brush,  detangling spray and whatever she is wearing in her hair are handy.  If she is planning on jewelry that is laid out also.  In Winter, we put her shoes in her backpack so in the morning she just wears her boots.

I thought I would give you a little chuckle at my expense today and help you see that what really matters is the love you have for your child(ren) and God.  Today we said our prayer on the way to school.  I didn’t close my eyes because as my little girl said that would be “dangerous.”  Every day we listen to K LOVE in the car.  Her favorites are “God’s Not Dead” and “We Believe.”  I am so grateful that for her these songs are not just words but she knows the meanings behind them.

You see she has inherited a bit of my talent in poetry and is already writing some herself.  My favorite is when she belts out “Santa you are not important.  You did not die for me.  Jesus did.  Easter Bunny you are not important either.  You are NOT what Easter is about.  It is about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.  He rose on Easter and that is what is important.  That is what Christmas and Easter is about.”   She started writing that one at 6 and a half at Christmas and added to it at Easter.  My hope and prayer for you all is that your children know what is really important.  As always God bless you all

Talents

 I was talking with a friend about how grateful I am for the talent God has given me in the area of poetry.  I told her I would share with you all why and also prompt you all to search for your talent(s) if you have not found them yet.  I was raised in the church.  Yet I had a secret.  I was abused as a teenager.  I won’t say how or by whom.  Neither is important to this part of my testimony or to the lesson I have to teach.  I can remember as a small child making up songs on the school bus or out in the woods.  I loved to take the old hymns and change words or add to them.  I did it all in my head and never remembered any of them.  In school we had a project where we were all writing poetry.  I was hunched over mine.  The teacher wanted to read it as I was working on it.  She asked me why I would not let her see it.  I told her I am not done.  You see I used to worry about whether or not someone would like my writings.

When I graduated from high school, I was in a bad place emotionally.  I had listened to the lies of the enemy for too long.   He used to torment me by telling me how God did not love me.  If He did He would have stopped things from happening.  He used call me this and that and I fell for it.  You see unlike the Duggars my family did not deal with my abuse.  I was not encouraged to tell and I certainly was never told that it was not my fault and how important I was in God’s eyes.  For years I had kept these secrets inside.

Out on my own I ended up in a physically abusive relationship.  Statistics tell us that is likely to happen to abused children.  One day I was writing a poem.  I can not remember the whole thing but I remember these words He says, “I love you then he beats me black and blue.”  He tore up that notebook quicker than a paper shredder could have.  I really do not remember much of what happened after that.  I was young, pregnant and miles from home.  I told God, “That is it.  If I can not even have this I will not write.”

I went on to have my son.  Finally, I told my family what was going on and my sister paid for a plane ticket over the phone using her credit card.  I went home to my parents.  Time after time I would try to write.  However, I could not put two words together and make a rhyme.  Something that had been so much a part of me was gone.  Nothing I could do would work.  I prayed to God and I cried out to Him.  About 5 years past.  One day I was in a place of such joy.  I started singing the words living proof about how we as human are living proof to a God that loves us and cares for us.  I put that poem at the bottom of this blog.

That day He restored what only He could.  He also made it better.  Now I can start a poem in my head and work on it as well as remember it.  He usually gives me my poems in song form.  I do not play an instrument.  Nor do I even know how to read music.  Yet that is how God delivers the messages to me.  Sometimes He starts them at church and I confess that I have to take notes to stay focused on the message.  I just jot in the margin what the inspiration is and finish it later.

I used to get upset with myself for all the Bible verses that I know but could not remember the references  for but now I thank God for them as they creep into my poetry.  You will find at least one verse hidden somewhere in every poem I have written.  Hey now we can use concordances to find the reference if it is needed.  All we have to remember is that if you have memorized verses in K J format you will not find them in NIV Bible.  LOL

The first time there was  talent night after God gave me Living Proof He told me to write it down.  I said, “Why?  I am not sharing it.”  He reminded me that what He gives He has the power to take away.  I wish I could say that was that last time I had that discussion with Him about sharing my work.  However, God always wins because I never want to be at that place again.  I have stood with knees knocking and teeth shattering forcing myself to read.

As a child I worried about if people would like my work.  Now the greatest compliment to me is that something I wrote touched someone’s heart.  When a person says my words brought comfort in the loss of a loved one, that means a lot to me.  I have heard these words and been amazed at how God uses His people, “I don’t know how you knew what I was feeling but you just blessed me.”  Those things matter more to me.   I have been encouraged to try to sell my poetry but I have not one clue how to do it.  Right now I just write for family, friends, to share at church and now this blog.

If you are reading this and think you don’t have a talent.  You are wrong.  Just think of what you enjoy doing and what you are good at.  That is probably your talent.  The Bible promises that we are all given talents.  If you are setting on yours remember every gift is from Him and what the God Lord gives He has the power to take away.  God bless you all and I hope and pray if you have not found your talent yet you do so soon.

Living Proof

Silence fills the air     as we bow our heads in prayer     People look at us and stare  They don’t have a clue   because they don’t know Him like we do   They don’t realize we’re living proof to a God who cares   Living proof that He’s still there   Proof to something more precious than diamonds or pearls   Living proof that the King of King still rules the world  Living proof to answered prayer

I look back on the things that I have done   I thank God that He sent His Son   So I could bow my head in a forgiveness prayer   Oh that sweet sweet day   when my sins were prayed away   and I became Living proof to a God who cares  Living proof that He’s still there    Living proof to something more precious than diamonds or pearls     Living proof that the King of King still rules the world   Living proof to answered prayer

Bad things happen but we are not alone    No He’s still there on His throne  Our every burden He bears  He loves the people of this earth    Didn’t he show it from the moment of His birth    When He became living and dying and living again proof to a God Who cares    Living proof that He’s still there    Living proof to something more precious than diamonds or pearls     Living proof that the King of King still rules the world   Living proof to answered prayer