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The Value of Life

The Value of Life

I don’t care to watch the news that often due to the stress it creates from hearing people argue with each other in order to rile up viewers and increase ratings. One piece of news that has been hard to avoid even when you’re avoiding news though, has been New York’s decision to pass the Reproductive Health Act. This law will allow not only doctors, but other medical professionals such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified midwives to perform an abortion when, “according to the practitioner’s reasonable and good faith professional judgment based on the facts of the patient’s case: the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.

Twenty-four weeks. Six months. By the 24-week mark, the baby has finger and toe prints. He/she can respond to sounds and hiccup. If delivered at 24-weeks, the baby has a chance of survival. That seems a lot like a person. The question that this law raises is how does one determine “health?” Are we speaking strictly in physical terms? Or is mental health included? If it is not healthy for the mother’s economic well-being, is that appropriate grounds for termination?
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Love Sweet Love

Love Sweet Love

 

 

This month is the month for love. Jackie DeShannon said in his song, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No not just for some, but for everyone.”

Indeed the world needs more love. On Valentine’s Day we focus on the love we have for our spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend. We need to develop a God kind of love for everyone. An old adage says that we are to, “love the sinner, but condemn the sin.” Sometimes that is hard to do. In Jude 21 it says, “Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.” What a challenge, to keep ourselves in the love of God. How do we do that? Let me give you three things to keep in mind.
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My Pleasure

My Pleasure

When you think of the phrase, “my pleasure” what comes to mind? I think of the restaurant chain, Chick-fil-a. They have made that phrase famous. Isn’t it time that we all showed a little kindness? When we hear phrases like, “my pleasure” or “thank you” it just makes us feel good. Continue reading →

Rooted in Love

Rooted in Love

 

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People often say, “It’s easy for me to love this person, but it’s hard for me to love that person.”

But Jesus didn’t use the term love in that way. His notion was that we are to become loving persons. He meant this as a condition of being…kind of like being healthy. I am so rooted in God’s love for me and increasingly free of sin; therefore, I am ready to will the good for any person who comes into my life because I am a loving person regardless of who that person is or how they feel about me.  God give us the ability to do this by establishing us in His love.  Ephesians 3:17-18, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…”.

Squabbling Over Money In Marriage

Squabbling Over Money In Marriage

Married and fighting about money? You are in good company. According to studies, couples fight more about finances than any other issue.

 

This past weekend we hosted Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott at First Baptist for Fight Night, an event to help couples work on conflict in their marriages. In their book “The Good Fight,” the Parrotts discuss fighting through money by tracing the conflict over finances to 4 Primary Fears. If we can shift the focus of our disagreement from the amount of money we spend on whatever we buy toward the fears that are fueling the fight then we are more likely to arrive at a resolution.
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