Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Baby Body Parts

I’m sure you’ve heard the news and you’ve probably watched the four undercover videos that caught Planned Parenthood doing what they do… destroying precious little lives and making money from it.  Absolutely. Sickening.

But if not, you can watch all four undercover videos at this link…
http://adflegal.org/planned-parenthood-the-whole-story

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Famous Food Companies Caught Using Aborted Babies For Flavor Additives

I am strongly pro-life.  I am also strongly pro-woman.  Women are harmed by abortion in great magnitudes.  It’s one thing to say you’re pro-life, it’s another to actually care enough to take a stand.  If there are products made using aborted fetal tissue, then we ought to boycott them to the fullest extent.  That’s why you won’t catch me consuming anything on this list!!!  Companies are actually using aborted fetal tissue to manufacture their products to sell to you and me!!  Outrageous!!

(NaturalNews) “Every time you purchase mass-produced processed “food” from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you’re choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.”

“Processed food isn’t the only hidden source of additives made using aborted human fetal tissue — many so-called “beauty products” and vaccines are also loaded with aborted baby tissue-derived additives. According to EndAllDisease.com, Neocutis “beauty” products and anti-wrinkle creams are made from aborted male baby cells collected after a 14-week gestation period.”

“Many vaccines, including Merck & Co.’s MMR II vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as ProQuad (Merck), Varivax (Merck), Pentacel (Sanofi Pasteur) and Havrix (GlaxoSmithKline), also contain derivatives of aborted human babies.”

“The aborted human fetal cell line is known as “HEK-293,” and it is used to see how the human palate will react to synthetic flavors. Since most of today’s processed food lacks flavor, companies like Semonyx are hired to develop flavors on their own.”

“What they don’t tell the public is that they are using HEK 293 — human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors,” said Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life. “They could have easily chosen animal, insect, or other morally obtained human cells expressing the G protein for taste receptors.”

In case you didn’t click on the links above, here is the list of famous food companies caught using aborted babies for flavor additives…

“PEPSI BEVERAGES:
• All Pepsi soft drinks
• Sierra Mist soft drinks
• Mountain Dew soft drinks
• Mug root beer and other soft drinks
• No Fear beverages
• Ocean Spray beverages
• Seattle’s Best Coffee
• Tazo beverages
• AMP Energy beverages
• Aquafina water
• Aquafina flavored beverages
• DoubleShot energy beverages
• Frappuccino beverages
• Lipton tea and other beverages
• Propel beverages
• SoBe beverages
• Gatorade beverages
• Fiesta Miranda beverages
• Tropicana juices and beverages

NESTLE PRODUCTS:
• All coffee creamers
• Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles

KRAFT – CADBURY ADAMS PRODUCTS:
• Black Jack chewing gum
• Bubbaloo bubble gum
• Bubblicious bubble gum
• Chiclets
• Clorets
• Dentyne
• Freshen Up Gum
• Sour Cherry Gum (Limited)
• Sour Apple Gum (Limited)
• Stride
• Trident

CADBURY ADAMS CANDIES:
• Sour Cherry Blasters
• Fruit Mania
• Bassett’s Liquorice All sorts
• Maynards Wine Gum
• Swedish Fish
• Swedish Berries
• Juicy Squirts
• Original Gummies
• Fuzzy Peach
• Sour Chillers
• Sour Patch Kids
• Mini Fruit Gums
• Certs breath mints
• Halls Cough Drops

NEOCUTIS “BEAUTY” PRODUCTS:
Neocutis uses aborted male baby cells after a 14-week gestation period in their anti-wrinkle creams. The following creams they sell contain aborted fetal cells, but we need to boycott all their products.
• Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
• Bio-Serum Lumiere
• Bio Restorative Skin Cream

VACCINES:
• MMR II (Merck)
• ProQuad (MMR + Chickenpox — Merck)
• Varivax (Chickenpox — Merck)
• Pentacel (Polio + DTaP + HiB — Sanofi Pasteur)
• Vaqta (Hepatitis-A — Merck)
• Havrix (Hepatitis-A — Glaxo SmithKline)
• Twinrix (Hepatitis-A and B combo — Glaxo)
• Zostavax (Shingles — Merck)
• Imovax (Rabies — Sanofi Pasteur)

OTHER MEDICINES:
• Pulmozyme (Cystic Fibrosis — Genetech)
• Enbrel (Rheumatoid Arthritis — Amgen)”

To me, being pro-life doesn’t mean sitting around talking about it.  It means…

-Boycotting companies that support Planned Parenthood (Starbucks will never see a dime of my money unless they change their stance!!)
-Boycotting companies that have used aborted babies in the manufacturing of their product
-Reaching out to women in need and women that are facing an unexpected pregnancy
-Adopting these sweet babies that may not be able to be cared for by their biological parents
-Informing others
-Attending Pro-Life Rally’s
-Contacting members of government to let them know your stance

Quotes from Michael Farris

I recently read a book by Michael Farris, president of Home School Legal Defense Association.  Although the book was for Dads, it intrigued me so I jumped in.  He covered a wide variety of subjects and had some really good points that are worth repeating.

Quotes from “The Homeschooling Father” by Michael Farris:

“Let me say that I am all for a liberal arts education. I believe that this part of a home schooled child’s education should be fully completed by his or her parents before he or she leaves home.”  (Get your ‘liberal arts’ education at home, not by paying big bucks at college for it).

“I do not believe that college should be used as a substitute for a proper education in childhood. Build a base that is deep and wide at home and then use college primarily as preparation for a career. And pursue college alternatives that are available for the career path you have chosen.”

“If you were to choose only one method (college or apprenticeship), apprenticeship will beat classroom instruction every time.”

“When we talked and planned in the 1950s and 1960s we never dreamed that secular humanism, New Age curriculum, or condoms would be the subjects of instruction in the public schools.”

“Don’t just pay big money for college and assume you did what was best for your child. That same $50,000 could start up your child’s small business instead of buying English literature. Don’t pay extra so your children can learn philosophy and a Christian world-view, those should be taught at home. If you want your children to have supplemental, specialized training in developing a Christian worldview, send them to the two-week program offered by Summit Ministries. If you want them to spend some time getting well rounded and enlarging their frame of reference, send them on a short-term missions project to another culture.”

“I am simply urging that the majority of the time and expense of college should be spent for career preparation, not personal enrichment.”

“The vast majority of people engage in dating based on the criteria that the other person is interesting and attractive. We teach our daughters to only pursue a relationship when both the young man and the daughter are prepared for marriage and that he appears to meet the spiritual standards the parents and daughter have agreed upon for a husband. Dads, your first job in this area is to secure your children’s commitment to following these principles in relations with the opposite sex. Don’t wait until they are 16-17. You will have waited far too long.”  (Talk to your children about purity from very young ages and repeat many times over).

“By the time I was in junior high, some of my friends were engaging in sexual intercourse. After all, they had been “going with girls” for years and were tired of waiting for “the real thing.”

“The vast majority of parents want their children to abstain from sexual relationships until marriage. However, we have failed to see that abstinence should include emotional abstinence as well. In other words, if we permit our children to develop boyfriend-girlfriend relationships before they are ready to get married, we are simply asking for sexual temptation.”

“We can’t ask our children to stay sexually pure while allowing them to be engaged in emotional romance and playing the boyfriend/ girlfriend game in elementary and junior high schools.”

“Preparing your sons for marriage: A man is not ready for marriage until he is ready to work and take care of his family’s finances.”

We Didn’t Celebrate “Easter”

Realizing more fully this year that Resurrection Sunday has absolutely nothing to do with bunnies, eggs, chicks, or colorful grass, we celebrated totally different!  And will continue for all the years here on out!  We focused on the Resurrection of Jesus!!  Not on candy or toys or egg dyes.  But on the fact that Christ defeated death… forever!!

Thanks to this family’s e-book, I was inspired to celebrate this way…

We started preparing for our feast on Saturday.  On Sunday we went to church and heard the wonderful account of what Jesus actually did for us through His life, death, and Resurrection.  Then we came home and had a lovely (and healthy!) feast to celebrate!  We had grass-fed roasted lamb and veggies, regular hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, pita bread, mediterranean pasta salad, greek salad, and garlic roasted potatoes!  So yummy!
DSCN8375 DSCN8372 DSCN8373DSCN8374Later, hubby read us verses in the Bible about Jesus’ empty tomb and Him appearing to many!  Then we had family communion time, so precious and meaningful.

Then we got a basin of hot water and washed each others feet, as Jesus did his disciples.  What a beautiful act of serving!  We washed the person who was the next in line younger than us.  So at the end of the line was our 2-year-old baby girl and she got to start back at the top of the line and wash Dada’s feet.  Oh my, it was so precious!!  Then she put oil on her hands and rubbed oil into his clean feet.  Treasured, sweet moment.

So fun and meaningful to CELEBRATE that Jesus is our LIVING Savior!!  We didn’t even miss the bunnies and eggs and toys that we’re used to every year!

I’m still in awe that Jesus lay dead, then one morning literally got up and walked out of his very own tomb!!  Can you even imagine what that day was like?  Wowzers! 

From NoGreaterJoyDad

What’s the difference between Christianity and all other religions?

Three words…

HE…IS…RISEN!

 

 

Beginner Bible Verses for Ages 2 and Up

Here are some simple Bible verses you can have your child start to memorize!  Start with just one at a time and keep adding as they are ready for more!

  • If sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Proverbs 1:10
  • Let all your things be done with charity. 1 Corinthians 16:14
  • He that hath the son, hath life. 1 John 5:12
  • Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. Isiah 55:6
  • Hear instruction, and be wise. Proverbs 8:33
  • Honor thy father and thy mother. Deuteronomy 5:16a
  • For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. Psalm 38:18
  • The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10b
  • Seek and ye shall find. Matthew 7:7
  • Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. James 1:17a
  • A wise man will hear and learn. Proverbs 1:5a
  • A wholesome tongue is a tree of life. Proverbs 15:4a
  • Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
  • And God said, let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1:3
  • Be ye kind one to another tenderhearted, forgiving one another. Ephesians 4:32
  • But with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26b
  • I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Romans 1:16
  • Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Proverbs 3:5a
  • It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35b
  • For whatsoever a man soeth, that shall he also reap. Galations 6:7
  • But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (self-control). Galations 5:22-23
  • Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13b
  • Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice,… and shout for joy. Psalm 32:11a
  • And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Timothy 6:8
  • O taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8a
  • Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart. Psalm 31:24a
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7
  • Depart from evil, and do good. Psalm 37:27a
  • Create in me a clean heart, O God. Psalm 51:10a
  • All things work together for good to them that love God. Romans 8:28
  • For the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. 1 Corinthians 10:26
  • In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth. Genesis 1:1
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 9:10a
  • All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6

Click here for 11 Tips on How to Teach Your Child to Memorize Bible Verses

11 Tips for Hiding God’s Word in Your Child’s Heart!

I remember the first Bible verse I gave my son to see if he could say it… “Seek, and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7).

It was right when he was learning to talk in phrases, right around age two. Little fella impressed me big time, he had it memorized and walked around saying it in no time.

He’s now 6 ½ years old at about 165 verses memorized! My four year old knows pretty much all those same ones also! I don’t think I ever realized the potential for young children to learn so much and memorize so much! Wow! And truth be told, it’s been a piece of cake to help them memorize all these verses! Children absorb so much if you just teach them!

How have they done it? How do you teach your children to memorize Bible verses?

1). Start when they are young! Two-year-olds can start to learn very simple, short verses/ excerpts.

2). I don’t make them memorize the location where it’s found in the Bible. That’s just not as important to me as them knowing the actual Scripture words themselves.

3). Introduce the verse by telling them it’s a brand new one, to listen well. Have them repeat it after you, only 2-3 words at a time. Once they are comfortable with that, have them repeat it after you 4-5 words at a time. Then see if you can start the verse and they finish the whole thing. Continue to say this verse over and over for the next 1-3 days or until they know it well.

4). Only add one verse at a time and each week review ones your child already knows. So there are never any “old” verses, they stay fresh in their memory from the time they learn them until the time they leave home! Keep reviewing ones they know! Never stop!

5). Make them visible. All of my children’s memory verses are on index cards taped to our wall! I know that if I put them away, we won’t say them nearly as much. You might find your child just standing at the wall one day by himself reading them without being asked! It will melt your heart!

6). Start with easy ones. (See My Post:   “Beginner Bible Verses for Ages 2 and Up”)

7). Practice them anytime, anywhere.  Say the newest verse(s) as well as a few review ones every single day, whether in the car, at the store, at bedtime, during play time, at the park, etc.

8). Make songs out of them. A LOT of my children’s memory verses have some kind of rhythm to them that we created ourselves! Singing makes them more fun and easier to remember! These ones are my children’s favorites!

9). Keep it fun. I let my boys jump on our rebounder (indoor trampoline) while saying their verses. Or I give them a jar of marbles and for each verse they say, they get to take one marble out of my jar and fill up their empty jar. Or they get to jump off the couch each time they say a verse. Make games so that practicing is fun!

10). Keep growing and adding and challenging your child to learn more and more! What a precious gift to give your child!  Before they leave your care for an adult life of their own, they can have 100 – 1,000 verses of Scripture hidden in their heart! Wow! If you do nothing else as a parent, this alone is an amazing gift to give!

11). Lastly, don’t forget to discuss the verses and what they mean. Give real examples and break them down so they understand them well. When you experience something in life that could tie in with a verse that they know, talk about it! SHOW them the application.

***An added bonus is that YOU will learn all of these incredible verses and they’ll be hidden in YOUR heart too!!  Shhhh… That’s been my most favorite part of teaching my children Bible verses!

A Peek Inside an Unconventional Family

A family that is near and dear to me who have been my health mentors for the past 6 1/2 years wrote an e-book!  Eeek!!  Actually, the father wrote the e-book.  🙂

It is unique because it is a compilation of their whole life… what they do day-in-and-day-out.  What they eat and why, how they exercise and why, how they celebrate holidays and why (which is very different than the typical American ways!).  I gained much inspiration and snagged ideas that I am now implementing at our house!  Including exercise things they do, their great breakfasts’ (this has revolutionized our mornings!), their Bible reading, water, pineapple, asparagus, eating small bites and chewing well, improving your vision without glasses, and much more!

Click here for the blog post linking to his FREE e-book.

Here are a few of my favorite excerpts from the book…

“There is no way to overstate the impact of the resurrection of Christ. It was a cataclysmic shock to the forces of wickedness. They … will … never … recover.  Glory to God in the highest! The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus was a triumph so marvellous, so profound, that we can enjoy spending eternity in growing realization of the beauty and majesty of this one event.”

“You may be imagining Easter bunnies and eggs. That is one celebration we shun completely.  Easter just happens to be around the same time of year as the Resurrection. This, and Halloween, are all but removed from the days of the year, for our family.”
(They DO celebrate Ressurection Sunday with a feast, footwashing, communion, Bible passages on the Passion, etc.  But they do NOT do bunnies and eggs, etc.  The Ressurection is what that holiday is all about, so I love this!!)

I REALLY liked this excerpt!!…

“I have read about the prevalence of wasted time. Success seminars talk about how to detect all of the time that you are not using effectively. They refer to how often we check the news, or gab with the co-workers, or day dreaming about an upcoming holiday, etc. I cannot relate. Maybe I am wired differently, but I don’t think that is it. I can remember a time in my life when I did waste time. That is long gone. When I am at work, I am 100% driven to make the best use of my time for my employer and for my career. Yes, I take breaks, but never in excess. Plus, the breaks themselves are part of the optimum productivity.

Some people enjoy doing nothing. Boring. I get enough rest when I am asleep.   When I am awake, I have too much to do. I cannot afford to be idle.

You may have noticed some missing activities from our schedule. We don’t have a television. We don’t have time for it. The only time we have had a television is when my wife’s grandmother gave us her old one, because we didn’t have one. We sold it. When we got married, we had tentatively put off getting a television, so we could decide later if we really needed one. We decided not to watch television, or consume other secular media.  This is disinformation overload! The stress and vexation from listening to a bunch of humanists is enough to send you to an early grave … slowly and painfully. If you avoid drinking from this cesspool, then you will have more productive years in your ministry and
career, reducing the time spent in a nursing home.

Also, television has been proven to be an income suppressant. Really. There is a significantly strong correlation between income and television watching. The more you watch, the less you earn.

Click on over to get your own copy of their e-book!! 

Praying With Your Children

By reading the Bible you’ll get many ideas on things to pray for.  There are specific things the Bible tells us to pray for.  There are also many other wise things that the Bible mentions, things that would also be good to pray for.

We have a prayer wall going up our stairs where we have people’s specific names so that we remember to pray for them  (friends, family, missionaries, ministries, ministry leaders, etc).  Specific prayer requests we receive get written on an index card and added to our wall!  When I tell someone we’ll pray for them, I want to be dependable and not forget.  This is our way of remembering.  Every time we go up or down our stairs, we are reminded of who/ what to pray for.  We also have pictures and names of specific orphans so that we can pray for them.
DSCN8241Besides specific people and their needs, here are some of the things I pray with my children (we have most of these items written on paper cut-outs of hot air balloons- a fun children’s way of showing how our prayers are being lifted up!)…
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-We pray that God would help us to love Him with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength, the greatest commandment of all.

-We pray that God would help us to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves, the second greatest commandment of all.

-We pray for the fatherless and widows.

-We pray for wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual understanding. (Proverbs)

-We pray a prayer from one of our children’s books, Trusty Tried and True“If someone’s in need today, please send us their way.”  Praying for God to use us that day.

-We pray through the armor of God.  That we would be strong warriors for Christ.  That we would have on all of God’s armor.  (Ephesians 6:11-18)

-We pray that we would have the fruits of the Spirit:  love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness (humbleness), and temperance (self-control).  Each one of these items are very important so usually we will just pray for 1-2 at a time.

-We pray that God would help us to obey.  Obedience is a big deal!

-We pray that God would help us to be content with such things as we have. (Hebrews 13:5)

-We pray that God would grow us in character (initiative, diligence, being dependable, truthful, hard working, kindness, etc).

-We pray through the Beatitudes.  We pray that we would hunger and thirst after righteousness, be merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, etc.  (Matthew 5:1-12)

-We pray through Philippians 4:8- that God would help us only think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy.

-We pray that all people in all nations would learn about Jesus and the Gospel message.

-We have our children pray for their future spouse, the he or she would learn young to love God with their whole heart, that they would grow in character and be kept pure.

-We pray that we would have fruitful works.  (Colossians 1:10)

-We pray that many people would answer God’s call and be a laborer for Christ.  (Luke 10:2)

What about you?  What things do you teach your children to pray for specifically?!