40 Years Ago Today, a Big Day

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Nope, it is not my birthday –  the graying of me hairs & the lines on me face, they do betray me and give me away.

Rather, it is a Big Day because 40 years ago the Supreme Court ruled on the landmark case, Roe v. Wade, which has indelibly impacted the lives of millions. On this day, 40 years ago, it became legal to terminate a pregnancy.

Singles of all ages are free from the certainty of the social stigma associated with pregnancy outside of marriage. The distraught & embarrassed parents now have an avenue to protect the family name, other than sending the problem away for a while.

Married couples and career-minded individuals are able to take complete control of their lives, able to decide when it is convenient to have a child and when it is not. Accidents are a thing of the past as they can be erased.

We are free to live as we please, indulge in whatever pleasures we fancy, with whoever is willing. The anxiety caused by missing a pill, or bypassing other protection methods in the heat of the moment – health concerns aside – isn’t the end of the world.

It is no longer necessary for anyone, of any social strata, to resort to clandestine & shameful, back alley, ‘clothes hanger procedures’ to free oneself from the shackles of unwanted pregnancy. To each & every one – regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation – there is the freedom to be child-free.

Indeed, this ruling has impacted the lives of the many millions since its inception. But none more so than the millions of victims of this ruling.

Yup, victims. Who are these Victims? (To be continued…)  See the related article here.

Lessons From the Past

May 15, 2012 Leave a comment

I ran across this article a little while back. I found it interesting, as it mirrors some of the discussion we have on occasion in our house. I also found it hopeful, as it attempts to bring to the fore an alternative that just hasn’t been “acceptable” in the mainstream of education for so long (if ever). But you have to begin somewhere. Hopefully, this idea can gain some traction and coverage. Hopefully, those “who know best for all the rest” will take a moment to listen, rather than lecture.

Innovation doesn’t always come from that which lays ahead, the untried. Sometimes you have to look behind you.

Wise Beyond Her Years

October 26, 2011 2 comments

At least it seems to me.  Some might say I am biased.  Tough toodley.

Wisdom comes in doses, mostly small ones.  As with every good thing, you have to persevere.  If you really want it.  This good thing is learned.  It is a gift.  It is given only to those with a heart turned toward our God.  A humble heart.  A contrite heart.  Which is why it is difficult to obtain Wisdom.  Who wants to be humble?  Who seeks out humiliation?  Only One I know of.  But He makes it possible to do the impossible.  We have the Comforter.  Availed always.  Present.  Leading.  Urging.  Guiding.  Protecting.  Patient.

Forward Ho!, my dear one.  The Pearl is before you.  Always.

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