Archive for 10/08/2008

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voddie baucham

Posted: 10/08/2008 in life

so i’m just now learning who this is. i’ve been reading about his ministries on several of my friend’s blogs. i’m just now getting to research him. (my research time while nursing baby is getting less and less). look at this

DID MCCAIN MAKE A PRO-FAMILY VP PICK?   

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008

“Conservatives are all aglow as John McCain pulled off an apparent coup d’état this week by naming Sarah Palin as his choice for Vice President.  Bob Unruh, writing for the conservative Christian web magazine, Worldnet Daily may have put it best when he opened his column:

….Unfortunately, this political pawn represents a fatal flaw worldview flaw.   In an effort to win the pro-family political argument, we are sacrificing the pro-family biblical argument.  In essence, the message being sent to women by conservative Christians backing McCain/Palin is, “It’s ok to sacrifice your family on the altar of your career; just don’t have an abortion.”  How pro-family is that?”

Pro-family advocates and Republicans are saying presumptive GOP nominee for president Sen. John McCain may have checkmated Democrat Sen. Barack Obama with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate…

 

My point is simple.  The job of a wife and mother is to be a wife and mother.  Anything in addition to that must also be subservient to it.  There is no higher calling.  Moreover, I believe Paul’s admonition should lead us to reject any notion of a wife and mother taking on the level of responsibility that Mrs. Palin is seeking.  

My heart breaks for her.  She has been blessed beyond measure with five incredible children, but she is running hard after what the world says is ‘something more.’  I fear she will regret this some day.  In fact, I believe she already does.  I can’t imagine her going to sleep at night without a nagging doubt in the back of her mind as she thinks about the time with her children that she will never get back.

My heart breaks for her children.  Their mother, by all reports, is an incredible, intelligent, energetic woman with a great deal to offer.  Unfortunately, right now she is offering it to the people of Alaska, and the people of the United States of America when her first priority is to offer it to them.  God designed them to flourish under the nurturing care of their mother, not some surrogate.

My heart breaks for her husband.  Mrs. Palin is not even supposed to be the head of her own household (Eph. 5:22ff; Col. 3:18; Titus 2:5; 1 Peter 3:1-7), let alone the State of Alaska, or the United States Senate (The VP oversees the Senate).  He should be shepherding her, but instead she is ruling over him (Rom 13:1-7; 1Pet 2:13-17).  How difficult it must be for him to walk the fine line of bowing to the culture that is stealing his bride while still trying to love his wife and lead his family.

 

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i completely agree with this! so how in the world do i vote! *sigh*

i’m a huge advocate against just simply not voting; i believe a lack of vote is a vote!!

i can NOT vote for obama! can’t do it. this is very tough for me. i am very passionately against obama’s healthcare plan. where does that leave the people who have chosen a different method of healthcare for their family? then they are forced to pay thousands and thousands a year for a healthcare system they do not use-ever! what about abortion… what about gay married… i can’t vote for him, i am saying i concur with him if i do that. i know i will be voting for mccain. i’m very very disappointed with several things though!!!! 

 

i just watched a chunk of this on traci’s blog and determined very quickly i needed this on my blog so i knew right where to find it for future reference! thank you traci for posting your findings! i appreciate you sharing!! 

i found it especially huge that she researched for 6,000 hours but even more huge that she talks about being a doctor and how hard it was for her to accept what the information/research was telling her. that her colleagues and professors are wrong. 

a heart for orphans

Posted: 10/08/2008 in learning, parenting, videos

all of you must clothe yourselves with humility for the sake of each other, because: “God opposes the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble.” 1 peter 5:5

the song, ironically enough is called “grace” by u2. it contains a couple of lines that i would like to dissect a minute. 

“what once was hurt – what once was friction – what left a mark, no longer stings because grace makes beauty out of ugly thins.”

i believe there is no statement more true than that. 

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written by pinkhairedlady. 

 

this is something i strive for continuously among many things. its tough to become humility and difficult to give grace. lately i have been tested and for once i feel i passed that test. this is the first time in my life i feel i have passed.

what an amazing feeling.

i am not done struggling in this area!!!! this goes against every ounce of my sin nature, my gut reaction to difficult situations. but having passed a test, it gives me even more confidence to press on and continue to live out of my heart daily.