Saturday, October 08, 2011

Fall Family Vacation 2011

This year we went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my husband's parents and brother-in-law the first week in October.  Though the drive is long from central Kentucky, it was worth it.  The weather was cool several days, so we were bundling in towels to keep the wind from freezing us when we came out of the water.

Our son loves the beach, and always requests it for every vacation.  This spring we went to Jacksonville, FL and it was cool then, as well.  Much preferred over the 90+ heat of summer, if you ask me! 

We had a great time at Myrtle Beach, watching him try to body board for the first time, building castles with other children we ran into, and seeing the sights.  We tried out the new Pirates of the Caribbean dinner show, where the Dixie Stampede used to be.  It was well done and fun for all ages.  We also went to Wonderworks, which we all enjoyed as well!  A little shopping, lots of eating, a bit of gold and some bouncy houses rounded it all off. 

Our next vacation will be between Christmas and the New Year, when we go to Gatlinburg with my mother's extended family.  There are so many of us, we are crowded in 2 chalets!  But its so much fun :)  I'm already looking forward to it.

(I will try to post some vacation pictures when we get our computer situation straightened out!)


Yes, I am pro-life and always have been. God, through the Bible, is very clear that murder is wrong, and that he has a plan for us even as we are being formed in the womb.  As such, it should be clear to those who call themselves Christians that abortion is wrong - it is a sin.  Now, as with all other sins, God gives grace and mercy to those who repent - say they are sorry and turn away from the wrong and towards their Lord Jesus.  It isn't the unforgiveable sin, but it does have consequences.

Is there a gray area when the mother's life is at risk?  Perhaps - if not killing the baby kills the mother instead, it could become a matter of whose life is more important.  I'm not qualified to answer that question, but I know that in the vast majority of abortions, the mother is facing just as much risk having the baby killed as she would going through with the pregnancy.

I've read an article this evening about the horrors - see here.  I read another from the same site that was uplifting - see here.  Yesterday on the way back from our fall vacation, I was listening to My Family Talk through my iPad, which had a 2-part show on abortion and Planned Parenthood, which was fascinating (listen here - part 1 and part 2).  And the week before, I watched a video called 180.  Ironic how suddenly the issue of abortion is being thrown in my face from all angles - I'm not sure why, but thought I would at least pass on what I've learned. I doubt the devil wants to make me more aware, so it must be God.  If you only have a few minutes to spare, read the articles, and come back for the radio and movie when you have a bit more time. 

Warning:  the movie is not for children or the faint of heart.  I closed my eyes during some of it and managed to not have nightmares.  The radio show, My Family Talk, is fine for your kids, since its not graphic, but you should definitely listen first and decide that for yourself.

(If you have already had an abortion, I just found this broadcast as well, which may be of encouragement to you.)