Friday, February 20, 2009

Red Envelope Day

To all of you who agree with this:


"Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, write the following message.

This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.
It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.

We will mail the envelopes out March 31st, 2009.

Put it in the mail, and send it. Then forward this event to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live.

It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up. Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard."

(taken from the facebook event, also visit www.redenvelopeday.com)

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: I'm not going to debate if abortion is right or wrong. 

I don't have time right now; my life is WAY too busy. I simply want to get this information out to my readers who already are pro-life. You can comment respectfully, as usual, but if I feel that anything is leading to a debate I don't want to have on my blog right now, then I'm going to delete those comments.  Please don't be offended if I do, its not that I hate you or anything, I just need to keep this stress-free! 

So, if you agree with me and want to send a message to President Obama, please mark your calendars!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peace

εἰρήνη
1) a state of national tranquillity
    a) exemption from the rage and havoc of war
2) peace between individuals, i.e. harmony, concord
3) security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous)
4) of the Messiah's peace
a) the way that leads to peace (salvation)
5) of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is
6) the blessed state of devout and upright men after death

Romans 5:1 "Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us."

Romans 8:6 "If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace."

Romans 15:13 "So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."

Philippians 4:6-7 "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

מנוחה

1) resting place, rest
a) resting place
b) rest, quietness


21 Times in the old testament. 

Psalm 23:2 "He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams."
ἀναπαύω
1) to cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labour in order to recover and collect his strength
2) to give rest, refresh, to give one's self rest, take rest
3) to keep quiet, of calm and patient expectation

Only found in 12 verses in the new testament. 

Matthew 11:25 "Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Katey Kingsbury

This is a news report about one of my friends, Katey Kingsbury. The story is summarized in the clip, but basically she was in a near-fatal accident last year and went from being a track star to relearning how to walk. I and at least hundreds of others were praying for her healing, and this is a testimony to God's amazing power:

Monday, February 9, 2009

SITS Contest

So I don't normally blog about contests....but this one is amazing and I had to include it...


I have been wanting some new sheets and this sounds FABULOUS! And the SITS group is a great way to meet new, friendly people in the SITS world. Yay!

On other notes, I have some considerable car expenses coming up...so prayers for provision and low prices would be really awesome....my grad money is slowly slipping away and my expenses seem to be more than my income...which is bad stuff!

Thanks everyone!
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