Happy Prayer Day – Featuring ACLU

H/T Hot Air

White House Not Repeating Early Denial

Digging in and hunkering down seems to be the strategy. Instapundit reports  Business Insider: The White House is Now Refusing to Respond to Chrysler Threat Stories

“By refusing to comment on our subsequent story about additional threats, the White House appears to be backing away from its earlier denial. If the threats weren’t made, why not just repeat the earlier denial? That would be easy enough.”

More from Business Insider:

New allegations here .

Left Wing losing it’s  mind here

“Directly Threatened” here

Enter by the Gate

“I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture” John 10:9

“I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

Looking at the large image, that hangs in my church during the Easter season,  of the Resurrected Christ with His wounds visible, the wound in Jesus’ chest captured me.  Jesus had called Himself the Good Shepherd and also referred to Himself as the gate.  I wondered at the two positions He took in this discourse in John 10.  It could be confusing, but as I looked at Christ’s side, the open wound was like an open invitation.  It became my gate into the Heart of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

Volition – the Act of Choice

Hope grows as we are willing to let in the Light.

I haven’t be able to embed this short film by the Doorpost Film Project but it well worth the click it takes to get to it.

Volition (n)- The act of making a choice. Sometimes the choice of inaction has consequences stronger than we could ever imagine. Throughout history, men have been faced with difficult choices in a world that makes it easy for them to conform. This film explores the hope that lies behind every decision made in the face of adversity; the hope that is buried in the heart of those that look beyond themselves and see something bigger worth fighting for.

This is the movie trailer:

Update: Faith Walk-Hope Eternal

Update: It’s now 10 weeks 7 days of loving Faith.

Myah’s and Faith’s story began like this:

When I was 19 weeks pregnant, I was told that my baby had no brain. This condition is known as “anencephaly.” I was told that my baby was only alive because she was attached to me, but that she couldn’t survive on her own. The doctor said that I could continue the pregnancy safely, but that my baby would die shortly after being born. Or I could choose to terminate the pregnancy then, which would mean being induced at 20 weeks and letting my baby die without ever seeing or holding her (I don’t even want to know what they do with babies in this case). Well, to some people this would be a difficult decision, but it wasn’t for me. I knew there was nothing to gain by terminating the pregnancy and I already loved my daughter more than anyone else in the world. Even if she was unconscious like the doctors said and lived for only a few seconds or minutes –even if she was stillborn –it was worth it to me. And so we began our journey…

May 6, 2009

Well, we didn’t get out for a stroll today, but rainy days are nice once and a while. The rain can be kind of peaceful. Faithy is looking and feeling good 🙂 And a mother knows when her baby is feeling good or bad, isn’t that right, moms? I find I can pick up on the most subtle cues about what Faith needs or how she is feeling. We had to take a little trip to the ER last night to get a brand new tube feed, since they are only good for a month (ok, I’ll come clean… I accidentally snipped her tube with the scissors last night when I was cutting her old bandage off lol). We met a young doctor there who was really nice. It really shows when a doctor has genuine compassion for his patients. And of course, the nurses were great too –as usual! A shout out to my peeps in the ER 😉 Hehe..

Myah and Faith are grateful for every kind thought and prayer.

Successful Face Transplant

The Wall Street Journal reports an amazing success – a face transplant. This is not just news.  This is a person who can use our prayers.  So let’s say one for a full, happy outcome.

Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic performed the first near-total face transplant on a 46-year old woman. The 22-hour procedure will enable her to eat solid food, smell and breathe through her nose again, doctors say.