Week of April 1 - 45 miles
Week of April 8 - 55 miles
Week of April 15 - 70 miles
Week of April 22 - 85 miles
Total goal for April - 255 (I'll settle for 200)
After a couple of years of [whatever] I'm back to figuring out what to ask.
I've lost track of the numbers, but here goes
What would you do if, after nine months of pregnancy, you gave birth to a baby who unexpectedly had Down syndrome? For two Portland, Oregon parents, the answer is sue. That’s right: they’re suing the hospital because they say doctors didn’t diagnose their daughter while they were pregnant.
Their entire argument consists of the fact that, had they known their four-year-old daughter had an extra chromosome, they wouldn’t have allowed her to live. How can a parent look at their child and then say, “if I had known you had a disability, I wouldn’t have let you live”?
UK: Creator of children's character "Fireman Sam" detained at airport for noting that a veiled Muslim woman passed through security without showing her face
Excuse me. If a woman already has her feet in the stirrups, waiting for all the instruments that are used doing an abortion - is she really (REALLY????) going to equate an ultrasound with "rape"? What a slap in the face to all of the women who have truly gone through the trauma of rape.
my favorite line?
[Cough] If I knew at the beginning it was this easy to take his family jewels and put them in a thimble, I wouldn’t have bothered reading his defense.
Trashing Tricare - because our military doesn't sacrifice enough already.
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
To appease liberal Democrats pushing for the so-called “public option” (the full frontal government takeover of our health care system), the White House settled for the creation of a $6 billion network of nonprofit “CO-OPs” that will “compete” with private insurers. It’s socialized medicine through the side door. House Republicans sliced about $2 billion from the slush fund in last spring’s budget deal and proclaimed the program dead. Hardly.
The main message in the book tells that throughout redemptive history, God has shown us a pattern.
Man sins, God judges, God redeems His people.
Only after judgement, can salvation come. Without judgement, why do we need salvation at all?
Only through judgement can God's holiness shine, can salvation come, can the remnant be redeemed.
I've been reading "Grounded in the Gospel" - a book that teaches the "old fashioned way" of using catechisms and confessions to teach people about what we believe and why.
I don't know how to do a chart in wordpress, so I'll write out this piece that really struck me.
The premise is that most catechisms (whether planned or not) follow a 3-piece structure
We proclaim Christ
and who is our:
Each one of us is called to be his:
Together, with all the saints, we are
We are called to live in light of
And are called to exercise
The summary of our response to Christ
The eating plan did not go so good this week.
It seems that once in a while I need to go "off plan" in order to remind myself of how bad I feel when I do.
Wheat is poison (to me)
The two are quick to note that they prefer the term “after-birth abortion“ as opposed to ”infanticide.”
Why? Because it “[emphasizes] that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child.”
The authors also do not agree with the term euthanasia for this practice as the best interest of the person who would be killed is not necessarily the primary reason his or her life is being terminated.
In other words, it may be in the parents’ best interest to terminate the life, not the newborns.
While anti-religious rights folks scream that "the mandate" hearings did not include women, or pro-mandate witnesses, the back story reveals a lot.
If the hearings included no women (even "forgetting the claim is false) - the committee that wrote the thing...
According to the research from Human Life International (HLI), the panel behind Barack Obama's contraception, sterilization, and "morning-after" pill mandate was dominated by pro-abortion organizations.
According to HLA, the members of the panel leading to the Obama mandate included (among other):
Claire Brindis is a member of the Board of Directors of the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, as well as a member of NARAL’s Pro-Choice California “1969 Society,” which has been called by NARAL “a group of our most steadfast and generous donors.”
Angela Diaz is a former board member of “Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health,” an advocacy group that “work[s] to improve access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion.”
Paula A. Johnson is the Chairwoman of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts...
Magda G. Peck is associated with a host of organizations that advocate for abortion and free access to contraception, and was on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Nebraska and Council Bluffs and served as both vice chair and chair of the board.
Linda Rosenstock, committee chairwoman, has since October 2004 donated over $40,000 to pro-choice political candidates including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and the Democratic National Committee.
Alina Salganicoff is the Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a major proponent of abortion and contraception on demand.