I’m kind of tired. I’d like to just curl up in my bed in my favorite pajama pants and finish the book I’m reading.
I don’t much feel like doing anything that requires thought–like arguing over who should be our next President. The last thing I want to do is spend the next 41 days on the proverbial campaign trail. And, unlike my husband, who loves a good, hot political debate, it all just makes me cringe
I’ve been thinking about some things. And I’ve read some things that make me sad. And my heart is breaking for the little lives that are being sacrificed on the altar of convenience and “personal rights.”
I’m also sad for the people who are lost. Who don’t know Jesus. Who dedicate their entire lives to a cause. That cause being the eradication (getting rid of) God from our country and our world, in whatever way they possibly can. And calling it something noble.
So, maybe I’ll just give you some things to think about here and there over the next month-ish.
First of all, here’s an article written about a woman who believes its pure selfishness to have children. Oh, the rubbish and pollution and carbon footprints they leave! She had an abortion, then got her tubes tied, all in a “heroic” effort to save the planet. It’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever read. (click here for some really good thoughts on the article)
Then there’s the story of Lysa TerKeurst. She’s the founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries and shared on her blog last week that she had an abortion 16 years ago. She carried her secret shame for years before accepting Christ’s forgiveness and sharing her story to help save other girls–and babies–from going through the same thing she did. She says that research shows that 1 in 3 women in the church have had an abortion. Read through some of the 100+ comments on her post from women who have had abortions and been through hell.
Last thing. I’ve mentioned Randy Alcorn before, how I love his books and all that. He’s a fervent pro-lifer and does an amazing job of gathering info about the Presidential candidates and their beliefs/actions, etc. on his blog. I’ve only skimmed his latest posts. I’m off to read them now.
And that’s all. And thanks to Christy, who spurred me on to write this post tonight. Here’s a comment I left on a post of hers a couple weeks ago.
This will sound completely naive and off-the-wall to someone who’s not a believer (and probably to some who are), but I’ve got to go with the candidates who are closest to having the mind of Christ. I believe that if you’ve accepted Christ and seek to follow Him, if you ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with wisdom and discernment, He’ll give it to you. Leaders aren’t going to be perfect, not even Christian ones. And not every Christ-follower has what it takes to run a country. But if one candidate (and his running mate) value faith and LIFE and one (and his running mate) don’t, then my choice is made. Unless the Christians are clearly less competent (which they aren’t in this case), then I have to go with the ones who believe the Truth and will act on their faith.
I know people say that Christians are 1-issue voters. That it’s all about abortion. But abortion is more than an issue. It’s about murder of innocent life. No other issue is like that (except war, but that’s still different). And one of the candidates doesn’t even believe that a child who survives a botched abortion should be given medical care. Even though he’s out of the womb and viable. Because the original intent was to kill him. And that should be carried through.
I’ve watched some stuff lately that makes my blood boil.
You can read her post here.