Archive for January 10th, 2011

What makes the greatest difference for me in my daily life?  Knowing my identity.

My identity is not a wife, mother, or friend.  It is not my career or lack of one.  It is not my beauty or plain-ness.  My identity does not change with the circumstances of life.

My identity is a creation of God, daughter of Eve, treasure of Christ, and helper.

As a creation of God, I am sure of my origin.  As a daughter of Eve, I have connection to His-Story.  As a treasure of Christ I have value because He paid the highest price for me.  As a helper, I have a noble vocation of helping men glorify God, bring order out of chaos, and guarding the treasure of life redeemed in Christ.  As a helper, I serve my neighbors and influence the culture for good.

When I’m feeling neglected, misunderstood, or unappreciated, I do well to remember my identity.  When feelings of inadequacy rise up, I do well to remember my identity.  When the mirror tells the truth of my age and my failures outnumber my successes, I do well to remember my identity.

My identity?  A creation of God and treasure of Christ.  Trusting this, I am less affected by a bad day, sour mood, or hurt feelings.   Trusting this, I am set free from the chains I bind around myself and more available for God’s purpose.

Trusting this, I can rest at night.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness.

(Lamentations 3:22-23)

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From 2002 – 2008, Planned Parenthood received $657,100,000 from federal taxpayers alone.  But, the nation’s largest provider of abortions never released their 2008-2009 annual report until just before Christmas — months later than usual.  Was this to avoid public scruntiny during tough economic times?  Or, were they trying to hide something?

The abortion giant received $363,200,000 in government grants and contracts during that time period, a $13,600,000 increase from the previous year.  At the same time they were receiving a great deal of money off of taxpayers, they were busy killing future taxpayers by performing an unprecedented 324,800 abortions.

Why should we?  Why should Americans — Christians and non-Christians alike who don’t believe in the murder of children in the womb — subsidize a known abortion provider?

Why should American citizens be given no choice but to participate in the murder of future citizens — tomorrow’s scientists, teachers, pastors, doctors, and parents?

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