Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Holiest Form of Flattery: Imitating Mary

     There’s an old saying:  Imitation is the sincerest form of Flattery.  It shows that you like and admire that person and want to be like him or her. In the case of the Blessed Mother, imitating her is our highest calling.  We can do no better than to be like Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the holiest person that ever lived.
     As a matter of fact, the very worst thing about Mary is that so many of our Christian brethren do not appreciate her.  They love Jesus but ignore his mother. That is so sad because Mary has so much to offer us.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Big Hearted - Grow Your Heart.

      Big Hearted is best.  No one wants to be the opposite; small or cold hearted.  Jesus Christ has the biggest heart of all--the Sacred Heart.  

     So how does one become bigger hearted?  The heart is a muscle and like all muscles the more we use it, the stronger and bigger it gets.   And every parent knows that the easiest way to use your heart is to welcome a child into your life. From that point on, love is not even an option.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Pro-choice Revenge

Snow covered early in week
     Abortion supporters have vowed revenge against North Dakota legislators for making it the most pro-life state in the nation.  They have promised a legal battle against the new laws and are threatening lawmakers with voting them out of office. 
     To be sure legislators get the message loud and clear, more than 1,000 little flags were placed on the front lawn of the state capitol this week. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Outrageous Mainstream Media Blackout on Dr. Gosnell’s House of Horrors.

Women's Medical Society dubbed "House of Horrors"
(Pro-choice groups are now using this story to promote abortion. Read under subtitle "Spin Doctors" of this article.)
     The Media has a penchant for murder, to the point of obsession, often saturating coverage with every little detail.  Curiosity mixed with horror draws large audiences.   Yet there was only localized or pro-life reporting on one of the most horrifying cases in history, which involves body parts, killing of screaming babies, decapitation, and even involving a 15-year old in the killing.   
      After pro-life and conservative groups led a groundswell of protests against the blackout, there has been some response.  LifeNews.com, which has reported extensively on Gosnell, announced that last Friday, pro-life activists posted on Twitter with the hashtag #Gosnell. In a 12-hour period over 166,000 tweets flooded Twitter forcing the media to cover his trial. This Wednesday will be round 2 exposing the horrors and answering the question Who is #gosnell to the world. Join us for Tweetfest round 2 - Who is #Gosnell?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Growing Love

How can you bring love to others?

     How about puppies?  My kids and I bring puppies to a nursing home every week.  A local pet store lets us pick out two to bring around. It's a day brightener for everyone: staff, residents and us too!
     I used to bring our two larger breed dogs--a big golden retriever and a collie mix-- to the Baptist Home nursing home for 7 years.  When our golden retriever died, we added a very affectionate Newfoundland mix named Sophie from an animal shelter.  One man, Arvid, especially loved our dogs. He came alive, excited to hug and pet them.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The F-Choice: Freedom or Fool

(Divine Mercy Sunday is April 7, Come to the Feast of Mercy!)
   Anyone who is holding a grudge and not forgiving someone is a fool.  What is the biggest difference between Christians and non-Christians?  And what is the one thing you can do that God promises will come back to you? Answer: Forgiveness, aka mercy.