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19Aug14

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** taken from The Writings of A.K. Frailey**

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1) I need to pray my gratitude for everything that goes right today.

2) I need to pray for the strength, wisdom, and courage I know I don’t have – in order to make good choices. Because today is test day.  Every day is test day. I choose the answers to life’s little problems with either love or selfishness.

3) I need to pray for all those who are suffering persecution – especially the people in Iraq. I need to remember that both the victims as well as the attackers are God’s children. My vocation is not to hate, but to pray for strength and mercy, forgiveness and conversion to His love.

4) I need to pray for those people in my life who ask for prayers for specific intentions. There are no prayer requests too small to matter.  Sometimes it is the humble prayer that makes the big difference.

sunrise 45) I need to pray for stillness and inner quiet in the confusion and bustle of my busy day in order to remember that God is still with me, even when I’m too busy to remember Him.

6) I need to pray for an increase in patience.  So many things are not going the way I wish they would.  There are so many tragedies in the world.  I do so little good. I must allow God to work in His own time.  Let God be God.

God's footstep7) I need to pray for holiness for myself, my children, and my extended family and friends.  As I yearn for holiness, I cease to fret about so many other things. Serious freedom is only found in God’s will.

 


By all accounts Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea last week went well with lots of positive publicity surrounding what he did there.  However it is extremely disappointing to realise just how little main media reporting of the Pope’s visit to the cemetery for aborted babies there was.

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As our post reported last week, the visit was planned and known about before hand so there is no excuse.  I’m sure it is inconvenient for the mainstream media to avoid reporting on this important area of the millions of babies lost to abortion.  Let’s pray that the Pope’s visit will be a momentous sign of the babies that will never live.


We’re delighted to announce another of our very popular Grand Sales!  Please put the date in your diary and tell everyone you know who likes a bargain…

Saturday 30th August 2014 12noon til 4pm at 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8DR

We’ll have lots of our usual items at discount prices, such as clothes, shoes, bedding, books, bric-a-brac all in amazing condition


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When we read about this PALS camp and The Congratulations Project we were blown away!  It is an example of something positive that is being done to help out to new parents of babies with Downs Syndrome at a time when they are feeling scared and vulnerable.  The love and joy that comes across from these individuals is amazing and shows what can be done with alittle support.  Read more at http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/15/the-congratulations-project-kids-with-down-syndrome-celebrate-their-parents-choosing-life/

 


It’s not often that a potential blockbuster, Hollywood  film can be said to be prolife and family friendly!  So often Hollywood promote values that are anti family and anti life so that we have to be so careful what our children can see, it’s certainly a change to be welcomed.

Let’s make sure that we support this film by passing on this review from Lifenews.com to family and friends and promoting it as much as possible.

 

 

The new movie, The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry’s classic young adult novel, is being hailed by pro-life leaders as a genuinely pro-life movie.

Sometimes an author writes a story because she wants to write a good story, and Lowry’s story tells of the value of life and the tragedy of killing babies–and the elderly–we find somehow less valuable than others. Now, the story has been translated to the big screen, but pre-release reviews say the pro-life message hasn’t been changed. President of Student for Life of America, Kristan Hawkins says:

“The Giver will go down as one of the turning points in our ongoing efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This movie beautifully articulates the dignity of each human person and the gift of life.”

thegiverPresident and CEO of Americans United for Life, Charmaine Yoest praised the film Tuesday and said on her Twitter they are taking the whole AUL team to see it. Yoest says:

The Giver is a powerful, provocative and thought-provoking movie that provides a beautiful message about the power of love and the unique value of every human life. This beautiful depiction of the enduring nature of human dignity inspired me. This is the don’t-miss-it movie of the summer.”

In the Washington Post, nationally-syndicated columnist, Michael Gerson notes:

“No movie, in my memory, involves a more explicit depiction of infanticide, conducted at the Nurturing Center by Jonas’s father with a horrifying cheerfulness. ‘They hadn’t eliminated murder,’ Jonas realizes, ‘they had brought it home. They had just called it by a different name.’”

The novel itself is a dystopian work which shows what happens when a society attempts to equalize everything for the good of the community, giving all citizens  a chance at a fair life centered around their talents and abilities. It’s filled with striking parallels to our culture with its stark examples of such situations as the protagonist misusing the word love, which has been eradicated because it’s lost all its meaning.

Portraying a Big-Brother-esque world, the classic nanny state, The Giver is a novel that is read in middle school classrooms, has sold millions of copies, and is still a favorite of many people who read it in their younger years. The themes, however, are decidedly adult. In 1993, when Lowry penned her work, it was innovative and futuristic. Today it’s not as difficult to see it more as reality than fantasy.

Pro-life leaders are thrilled with the underlying message of life in the film, which is one that echoes the book. From the death of newborns to the death of the elderly, the Giver addresses the social issues with which society grapples, without making itself an issue-oriented work.

Winner of the 1994 Newbery award, one of the highest honors a work of children’s or adolescent literature can earn, the bestseller’s  film version opens nationwide Friday, August 15.

LifeNews Note:  Susan Michelle Tyrrell writes for Live Action News, reprinted with permission from Live Action News.





I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10
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