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Friday Feature ~ Letter to the Editor on Life

Feature FridayToday I would like to feature a letter to the editor (Clarion Ledger, MS) by my husband.  He wrote this in response to a Nov. 6, 2013 guest column by abortion activist Sunsara Taylor.  In her article, Action in Texas Intensifies Threat to Miss. Abortion Clinic, she expresses concerns that recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rulings, upholding anti-abortion legislation in Texas, may also threaten the abortion industry in Mississippi.

My husband writes letters to the editor regularly, but this one is my favorite.  He speaks directly to the heart of the abortion debate and offers a powerful rebuttal to Ms. Taylor’s skewed opinions on life.

Today’s feature is his letter,

When Does a Fetus Become a Baby

“I always wonder about someone who says, “The truth: fetuses are not babies, abortion is not murder, and women are not incubators.” And, “Abortion on demand and without apology.”

The only truth there is women are not incubators.

My question to Ms. Taylor is: When does a fetus become a baby? Does the fetus just vanish and a baby appear?

I have a grandson who was born at 24 weeks and was 1lb. 10 oz. He’s now 11 years old. He looked like a baby to me when he was born, although a very small and sickly one.

If he wasn’t born until 28 or 32 weeks, is that when he would have been a baby? A full-term baby is considered 37-40 weeks. What if a healthy mother was in a car accident at 36 weeks and the baby had to be taken out? When is the transition from fetus to baby. Even though it is out of the womb early, do we have to call it a fetus for another week?

A life growing inside a woman is a baby. That makes abortion murder. Call it what it is.”

Jim Nash
Nov. 25, 2013
Letter to the Editor
Clarion Ledger

Be sure to follow Jim’s blog, The Eagle Has Landed

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers ~ Of Life

Layers of mushrooms

Layers of mushrooms

Weathered memories
Blanketed heartaches
Tucked between the layers of life

Like this cluster of mushrooms stacked one upon another, our lives contain a myriad of layers.  Of memories and experiences.  Some pleasant; others, not so much.

God is aware of every one.  The joyous, the hurtful.  The successes, the messes.

Although we tend to bury our pain, God offers a path to healing.  He is not responsible for our problems, but loves us despite our mistakes.

No matter the heartaches, He can weave the layers of our lives into a beautiful tapestry.

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
NLT

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From The Daily Post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit ~ Click It

I've made a habit of clicking mine on before leaving to go anywhere

I’ve made a habit of clicking mine on before leaving to go anywhere

Habit is the challenge this week.  Of all of mine, clicking on my seat belt is one habit that I consider essential.  Since the data strongly suggest that they save lives, I don’t understand why it is not a habit for everyone.

However, seat belts are not one hundred percent in guaranteeing safety behind the wheel, even with defensive driving practices.  While on the road in an automobile, too many things can go wrong.

That is true in life, as well.  Every day, while out on the road of life, we face unknown hazards and uncertainties.  None of us knows what today holds, or have any guarantees that we will still be around tomorrow.  Only God sees what lies ahead.

Before I leave to go anywhere, I make a habit of clicking my seat belt in place.  However, at the start of every day, I also go to the Lord in prayer and commit my safekeeping into His capable hands.  He knows the number of my days.

God does ask that we use the good judgment He gave us, so I will continue my habit of buckling.  When it comes to my well-being, though, I place my trust in God.  Come what may, my life clicks better with Him.

“Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you do not know what a day may bring forth.”
Proverbs 27:1
NKJV

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From The Daily Post

Sue Nash/2013

Follow Righteousness and Mercy

Taken one evening at the Rez

Taken one evening at the Rez

He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness and honor.
Proverbs 21:21

For following Christ, we get so much in return!

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Blessings on your day.
Sue