12 May Mark 8:12 (thanks to our Mothers!)
Posted on Monday 12 May, 2008
He sighed from the depth of His spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign?” Mark 8:12
Living Faith snippets: “My own prayer life took a dramatic turn when I began admitting what was really going on in my heart and mind. Be entrusting the good, bad and the ugly to God, I became more aware of my hidden agendas and my God-given deepest desires. By truthfully facing our own doubts and fears, we can draw closer to the one who knows us better than we know ourselves.” Terri Mifek
* Mother’s Day (ProLife): Thanks to our Mom’s for honoring our choice for life! When a friend found out she was pregnant, the nurse said, “we can take care of that (abortion) for you today.” My friend was shocked at how trivial life has become in our culture. Human life has less value today (our tax $ for abortions) than many animal species (our tax $ for protection). Animal rights activists have realized the following (from www.newsweek.com/id/134549
): #1. “With better outreach and public relations, we can find homes for virtually all of the healthy animals we are now killing.” [Couples are commonly waiting up to 2 yrs to adopt a baby yet 2,700 are aborted daily just in the USA!] #2. “People love animals. Animal causes are one of the fastest-growing segments of American philanthropy.” [I love animals too (saved a field-mouse mom/baby in my grill on mother’s day), but I sure hope our culture is even more passionate about saving human lives!] The 40 Days for Life campaign saves unborn babies from abortion through prayer, education, and evangelization (God is ProLife!). This campaign is gearing up to occur again leading up to the Nov elections. Please learn more about this cause and consider supporting it with a donation at www.40daysforlife.com/
* Faith Quote: Rob Ouellette shared this, “Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly…Leave the rest to God” (author unknown).
Our Prayers: All (thanksgiving prayers), Pat Castle (abortion, soldiers, enemies), Kay Castle (crimes against children), Vicki Miller (cancer treatment), Pam McGushin (mom’s depression, Cindy’s cancer treatment), Tom Tenpenny (Anna’s cancer treatment), Dale Sundermann (strength for his Mom), Jenny Senour (ProLife job interview), Liz Curry (Christian’s back surgery), Cyclone in Myanmar (suffering), Kevin Connolly (repose of his Mom’s soul)
If you have a prayer request, simply send it to our distribution list at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” “If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.”
* Defend the unborn:
ProLife websites at life-devotions.blogspot.com
. ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Click for Prayer to End Abortion
* Share the Good News: Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)! Let’s make room to share with non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead your friend to Christ)…and work on perpetual re-evangelization of ourselves and those close to us (Western culture), drawing closer to God’s will by way of daily prayer (real relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service…
* Let’s invite family, friends, and our “neighbors” to join the LIFE Devotions group, providing routine spiritual connection and strength for our faith communities.