Archive for September, 2011

Through the mind of an unborn child to his mom…

“”Hi, Mommy. I’m your baby. You don’t know me yet, I’m only a few weeks old. You’re going to find out about me soon, though, I promise.

 Let me tell you some things about me. My name is John, and I’ve got beautiful blue eyes and black hair. Well, I don’t have it yet, but I will when I’m born. I’m going to be your only child, and you’ll call me your one and only. I’m going to grow up without a daddy mostly, but we have each other. We’ll help each other, and love each other. I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

 You found out about me today, Mommy! You were so excited; you couldn’t wait to tell everyone. All you could do all day was smile, and life was perfect. You have a beautiful smile, Mommy. It will be the first face I will see in my life, and it will be the best thing I see in my life. I know it already.

 Today was the day you told Daddy. You were so excited to tell him about me! …He wasn’t happy, Mommy. He kind of got angry. I don’t think that you noticed, but he did. He started to talk about something called wedlock, and money, and bills, and stuff I don’t think I understand yet. You were still happy, though, so it was okay. Then he did something scary, Mommy. He hit you. I could feel you fall backward, and your hands flying up to protect me I was okay but I was very sad for you. You were crying then, Mommy. That’s a sound I don’t like. It doesn’t make me feel good. It made me cry, too. He said sorry after, and he hugged you again. You forgave him, Mommy, but I’m not sure if I do. It wasn’t right. You say he loves you… why would he hurt you? I don’t like it, Mommy.

 Finally, you can see me! Your stomach is a little bit bigger, and you’re so proud of me! You went out with your mommy to buy new clothes, and you were so, so, so happy. You sing to me, too. You have the most beautiful voice in the whole wide world. When you sing is when I’m happiest. And you talk to me, and I feel safe; so safe. You just wait and see, Mommy. When I am born I will be perfect just for you. I will make you proud, and I will love you with all of my heart. I can move my hands and feet now, Mommy. I do it because you put your hands on your belly to feel me, and I giggle. You giggle, too. I love you, Mommy.

 Daddy came to see you today, Mommy. I got really scared. He was acting funny and he wasn’t talking right. He said he didn’t want you. I don’t know why, but that’s what he said. And he hit you again. I got angry, Mommy. When I grow up I promise I won’t let you get hurt! I promise to protect you. Daddy is bad. I don’t care if you think that he is a good person, I think he’s bad. But he hit you, and he said he didn’t want us. He doesn’t like me. Why doesn’t he like me, Mommy? You didn’t talk to me tonight, Mommy. Is everything okay?

 It’s been three days since you saw Daddy. You haven’t talked to me or touched me, or anything since that. Don’t you still love me, Mommy? I still love you. I think you feel sad. The only time I feel you is when you sleep. You sleep funny, kind of curled up on your side. And you hug me with your arms, and I feel safe and warm again. Why don’t you do that when you’re awake, any more?

 I’m 21 weeks old today, Mommy. Aren’t you proud of me? We’re going somewhere today, and it’s somewhere new. I’m excited. It looks like a hospital, too. I want to be a doctor when I grow up, Mommy. Did I tell you that? I hope you’re as excited as I am. I can’t wait.

 Mommy, I’m getting scared. Your heart is still beating, but I don’t know what you are thinking. The doctor is talking to you. I think something’s going to happen soon. I’m really, really, really scared, Mommy. Please tell me you love me. Then I will feel safe again. I love you!

 Mommy, what are they doing to me!? It hurts! Please make them stop! It feels bad! Please, Mommy, please, please help me! Make them stop! Make them STOP! PLEASE!

 Don’t worry Mommy. I’m safe now. I’m in heaven with the angels now. They told me what you did, and they said it’s called an abortion. Why, Mommy? Why did you do it? Don’t you love me any more? Why did you get rid of me? I’m really, really, really sorry if I did something wrong, Mommy. I love you, Mommy! I love you with all of my heart. Why don’t you love me? What did I do to deserve what they did to me? I want to live, Mommy! Please! It really, really hurts to see you not care about me, and not talk to me. Didn’t I love you enough? Please say you’ll keep me, Mommy! I want to live, smile and watch the clouds and see your face and grow up and be a doctor. I don’t want to be here, I want you to love me again! I’m really, really, really sorry if I did something wrong. I love you! I love you, Mommy. Always will. Forever.”

 Every abortion is “just”… One more heart that was stopped. Two more eyes that will never see. Two more hands that will never touch. Two more legs that will never run. One more mouth that will never speak. One more soul that might have been a great leader.

-If your against abortion repost-If your against abortion repost”

Whether your reasons for an abortion are because of wedlock, rape, money, no space, not wanting the child, or whatever, there are thousands of people out there who want to help you and thousands more who would LOVE to adopt your baby if you do not want him/her. Abortion does not solve any problems. Please reconsider abortion and choose life. You will not regret it.

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“A picture began circulating in November. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper, which published it, you probably would never have seen it.

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.”

Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, “The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person” Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible…. and hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!
by: Sean”

 I found this amazing story from one of my friends on Facebook. This is a perfect example of God’s mercy for giving the gift of life to a newborn soul even to the smallest of humans like Samuel Alexander Armas. A very happy story that needs to be passed on and experience more and more. May God bless the Armas family greatly for choosing Life and not abortion.

“I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Thy works; and my soul knoweth very well.” ~Psalm 139:14 (The Psalmist King David speaking to God the Lord; KJV)

Dear Lord, our God, King, and Creator Who is ever present with us,

 I ask this day that You bless and protect all those you seek to end abortion. Bless them that their word and message reaches thousands of mothers that many more thousands of babies might be saved from the death that awaits them in the abortion clinics.

 Please send your Holy Spirit to open up the eyes, ears, and minds of this blind, deaf, and dumb people who do not believe that abortion is a sin. I beseech You, Lord, that, if it be Thy will, to change the stony hearts of those who lead our nation, make them change the laws of the land to ban abortion that future families are fruitful and are not bombarded with the brainwashing lies about abortion.

 Please protect all those who are in the 40 Days for Life campaign that no one tries to stop them, with or without violence. Please make those in the campaign prosper and grow in numbers that Your Truth may be spread, not only in the United States, but also across the world; that other nations might follow and try to stop abortion in their countries under the glorious banner of Christ. Also please protect the children whose mothers might be considering abortion. Open the eyes of those mothers and stop them from killing Your most precious gift of Life and a Soul that might be a great leader for You.

 Thank you that the American Congress has decided, according to Your preordained will and decree, to investigate the sinful and totally polluted organization called Planned Parenthood. The very name is against You, for it is You only, Lord, that plans and has preordained parenthood. Our sins have lead to this organization to rise up and abortion to run rampant in this country. By Your grace and mercy so many people are waking up to this sin and I ask You to bless them and help them in their holy ambitions to end abortions. We need Your help, Lord, for without You, we are but dust. Nothing in Your sight. But by Your grace You see us and hear us.

 Thank you so much that there are groups like Live Action and the 40 Days for Life who care and act upon their beliefs. You, Lord, always give hope for a better tomorrow and these people are acting toward that goal. Please raise up leaders for this purpose and for the Glorification and Advancement Your Kingdom of Saints and that Your Name and word might cover the earth as the waters cover the seas.

 In the Name, which is above every Name, even the Name of Jesus Christ our only Savior, King, and Mediator, I pray this.
Amen.

Did you know that one of the most commonly used natural flavors used in salty foods in America actually comes from Japan? Did you know that this salty tasting additive was discovered in a certain type of seaweed? And did you know that this additive, call Monosodium Glutamate, is deadly, but yet it is in a ton of our food?

 Monosodium Glutamate is made of one molecule of salt (mono-one sodium-salt) and the amino acid called glutamate. The Japanese were the first to use MSG, as it is commonly known as; they had found it in a local seaweed/kelp. It was first used by the Japanese, in its natural form with other ingredients from the kelp, to flavor the food used by their soldiers and most of their foods for the salty flavor enhancing powers. Possibly for thousands of years the Japanese used this ingredient.

 When the rest of the world discovered the MSG ingredient in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it quickly grew into a multi-million dollar industry around the world because people loved its salty, beefy, meaty taste. After the Second World War, America also discovered MSG and took only the MSG from the kelp and chemically processed it. This became the foundation for major companies that have used MSG in the past. MSG was treated as an all-natural ingredient, and rightly so since it is “from nature” (the Japanese kelp.) Tons and tons of Monosodium Glutamate where processed each year until today when the annual amount of the largest MSG producer as of June 2010 said that the producer had “increased its MSG output 92.9% from 280,000 tons in 2008 to 540,000 tons in 2009, plans to increase its production capacity to 1 million metric tons by 2012.” (Source: http://www.flex-news-food.com/console/PageViewer.aspx?page=30598)

 “Then, in 1957, two ophthalmologists, Lucas and Newhouse, decided to test MSG on infant mice in an effort to study an eye disease…they made a startling discovery. The MSG had destroyed all of the nerve cells in the inner layers of the animal’s retina… Despite this frightening discovery MSG continued to added to food in enormous amounts…” (Introduction to Dr. Russell L. Blaylocks book Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, which I recommend you read.)

 Dr. Blaylock goes on to say that ten years later another scientist redid the same experiment and found that not only were the eyes’ retinas destroyed but also one of the most important parts of the brain after one dose of MSG! This part has been named the “Hypothalamus” [say it like this: hi-po-tha-la-moo-s]. This part of the brain holds most if not all of the memory of the brain, both animals and humans, along with so many other functions and more is yet to be discovered.

 So, in brief; MSG has been discover to both destroy eye retina function and certain brain functions, namely memory cell lose.

 In Dr. Blaylock’s book he labels MSG as an Excitotoxin, which he defines as “a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons {which are certain brain cells} to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees {changing or different levels}. Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate (MSG), aspartame, cysteine, hydrolyzed protein {which I will talk about later on this blog}, and aspartic acid.”

 In Dr. Blaylock’s book, he explains in full detail how monosodium glutamate kills the brain cells and which ones get killed and why. I will only give the very minor summary of some of the information he gives. MSG kills brain cells by flooding certain brain cells with calcium. The way this happens is by the glutamate. Glutamate is an amino acid but not one that is needed to maintain health because it is naturally made in your body by other amino acid. So eating MSG feeds your body an overdose of glutamate, which opens and keeps open the “calcium channels” in certain brain cells.

 Plus in that book, Dr. Blaylock also states that women who are pregnant should try never to eat Monosodium glutamate because that MSG can be transferred to your child and, by doing that, start the brain damage even before birth! This could lead to all kinds of brain defects or even growth problems after birth as well as bad learning skills.

 Each brain cell needs a carefully regulated amount of calcium, which passes through a tiny passage that has been called the calcium channel. This channel is controlled (opened and closed) by many things; such as zinc, magnesium, glycine, and glutamate. The glutamate is the part that opens the calcium channel. So, logically, if you eat too much glutamate, and at the same time your body makes glutamate naturally, you will have and overdose of glutamate that will flood your brain cells in certain places with calcium till they pop and in turn kill them.

 The main place, as I said before, that is effected in the brain by MSG is the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus holds most of our memory. When the MSG starts killing brain cells from there it can lead to so many brain related diseases; these include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and ALS and many more!

 So why, you may ask, does the FDA allow this food additive to be kept on the market when there are tons of documents (both online and offline) that say MSG is highly toxic and deadly and prove it? Answer: Money! Monosodium glutamate is a multi-million, if not billion, dollar industry. MSG can be found in most of the following: soups, dressings, fast foods, soft drinks, chips, frozen meals, salty, meaty, and beefy tasting seasonings and foods, candies, and even in some cases, MSG has been used in some binding for medications! Money, money, money for those who sell and addiction, sickness, and maybe death for those who buy and eat!

 Beware of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)! Online there are a lot of groups that call for MSG to be banned, replaced, and or labeled properly. I will post some of these groups on this blog in the future but for now… If the ingredient list has MSG, stay away or at the very least limit your intake and do not eat calcium rich foods with MSG because that will increase the speed of brain cell damage.

 I believe that MSG should be banned and destroyed! It is a chemical “from nature” that can easily be replaced with sea salt or dried organic meat made into powder (for the meaty taste) or nothing at all. No need for chemically altered borrowed “from nature” destructive MSG. God has provided us with natural salt on the earth. Let us use that.

 Praise be to the Great Physician for all Eternity!

Abortion is “simply” the killing, the murder, of an unborn baby while that baby is still in the mother’s womb. Many people have been brainwashed into thinking that the baby is not yet a baby but an “it,” a “thing,” an “animal.” If people realize that the baby is in fact a human with a soul made by our Creator since his/her conception, than a lot less people would kill the babies. Many groups, like Planned Parenthood for example, have funded abortions. Groups like 40 Days for Life and Live Action are here to stop that.

Starting tomorrow and for the next 40 days thousands of people around the USA and other parts of the world will pray and reach out to the community to educate people about the sin of abortion, bring awareness to the pro-life movement, and by doing so, if the Lord wills through His mercy, save thousands of babies from abortion as they have done in the past.

Here is the mission and the hope of the 40 Days for Life group found directly from their website…

“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

 40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

 Vision and mission

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.”

(Source http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm)

In honor of all those children who have died by abortion and in light of todays events and the 40 Days for Life group, for the next 40 days I will post articles, stories, pictures, videos, and whatever else you send me on this blog to try and stop abortion or at the very least bring awareness that abortion is murder. Join thousands in this cause. Find groups in your area through their website. God will bless the prayers of a righteous man (or woman or child) as He has said in the Bible:

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” 1st Peter 3:12
“…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b

Everything has a color. From black to white to the colors of the rainbow and beyond colors are one of the best parts of creation. Color gives feeling and beauty. This of course includes food. Food has amazing amount of color, but is it real? Are the colors in our day-by-day foods really colors “from nature” or colors from a laboratory?

food colors

 In this modern age man creates color everyday for various purposes like paints, furniture, wallpaper, rugs, etc. but did you know man also create a lot of the color in your food? You might at this moment be eating man-made color! There is no problem with man creating color. God gave us the colors of creation and the ability to create art as part of His gifts to man. But man is sinful. Does man miss use his ability to create color in today’s age? The answer, I believe, is YES!

 Look at the ingredient list of any food or food topping and you might see one or more colors like Yellow #5, Red #3, Green #3, Blue #2, or Red #40. The color names usually have “FD&C” before each name, which stands for Food, Drug and Cosmetics. According to this article (http://www.intlfoodcraft.com/food-color.html) only the following colors are allowed to be in use in foods in the USA:

  FD&C Red 3

(Pink shade)

EU# E127

  FD&C Red 40

(Red shade)

EU# E129

  FD&C Yellow 5

(Yellow shade)

EU# E102

  FD&C Yellow 6

(Orange shade)

EU# E110

  FD&C Blue 1

(Blue shade)

EU# E133

  FD&C Blue 2

(Dark Blue shade)

EU# E132

  FD&C Green 3

(Bluish green shade)

EU# E143

 Of course these colors can and are mixed to make other colors that have different names. The Food and Drug Administration controls what food colorings and dyes can be used in food as well as how much. Plus it is their job to protect us against any harmful colors, right? But how can colors be harmful?

 FD&C Red #40 is a very interesting color, one of the most common that I have seem around… maybe that is just because I look out for it. This is the real red part of food colors, unlike Red #3 that is pinker. What makes Red 40 interesting is its history.

 Red 40 was a replacement of FD&C Red #2 after the FDA found that color to be cancerous! Red 2 was fed to aged female rats and those rats developed cancer! Even though, according to the Time article of that time (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,945520,00.html) humans would have “to drink 7,500 12-oz. cans of soda pop containing Red No. 2 every day to reach the rats’ level of consumption” Red 2 was banned by the FDA and later replaced by Red #40. But is this replacement, or any of the current food colors better and safer than Red #2?

 The question now is whether or not FD&C Red #40 is better/healthier than Red 2? And to go even farther, whether or not any of the food dyes and colors are safe? This is a heavily debated topic in the natural and mainstream health industries. The main argument is that most of the food colorings cause problems in children’s brain development, which might lead to ADD or ADHD among other things.

 Here is what I have found about FD&C Red #40 only…

 Red 40 causes hyperactivity in young children as they are developing. This is a major problem today. This is also the first step toward disorders like ADD, ADHD, and the like. This is the biggest problem because hyperactivity is usually paired with learning impairment, irritability and or aggressiveness. Plus children are not the only people who are or can be effected. Teenagers, like myself, adults, and maybe even seniors all can be effected in some way by hyperactivity.

Red 40 can cause allergic reactions and allergies. For this reason alone I would ban this color! I know to many people who have allergies and suffer from poor health every season because of it. The less things that can cause allergies the better.

Two ingrediants in food dyes, including Red 40, are called benzidine and 4-aminobiphenyl. Remember how I said before that Red #2 was banned because it was linked to cancer in rats? Well, research has linked these two ingrediants to cancer as well! Yes, the very problem of Red 2 was banned and than replaced by basically its twin brother Red 40! Red 40 is a carcinogen; meaning it causes cancer.

 I’m sure this list will get a lot longer as time goes on. A very interesting quote directly from Wikipedia is the following…

 “In Europe, Allura Red AC {this is just another name for FD&C Red #40 as Wikipedia explains earlier in this article} is not recommended for consumption by children. It is banned in Denmark, Belgium, France and Switzerland, and was also banned in Sweden until the country joined the European Union in 1994. The European Union approves Allura Red AC as a food colorant, but EU countries’ local laws banning food colorants are preserved. In Norway, it was banned between 1978 and 2001, a period in which azo dyes were only legally used in alcoholic beverages and some fish products.
In the United States, Allura Red AC is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cosmetics, drugs, and food. It is used in some tattoo inks and is used in many products, such as soft drinks, children’s medications, and cotton candy. On June 30, 2010, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) called for the FDA to ban Red 40. Executive Director Michael Jacobson said, “These synthetic chemicals do absolutely nothing to improve the nutritional quality or safety of foods, but trigger behavior problems in children and, possibly, cancer in anybody.” (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allura_Red_AC )

Until Red #40 is banned and taken off the market, which is a goal for many, the best thing to do is stay away from it. Read the labels and ingredient lists on all food, drugs, and cosmetics before buying. It might just safe you from hyperactivity, allergies, or even cancer!

Everything I have showed you about red 40 is true for most of the other seven legal food colors. This begs the biggest question – If the FDA banned Red 2 because it caused cancer in rats, than why legalize Red 40, which is linked directly to cancer as well as the other food dyes? Food for thought…

food colors

More Reading about Red 40 and the other seven colors:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingwell/food-dyes-candy-health-risks-halloween_b_764623.html

http://cspinet.org/new/201006291.html

http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/the_hidden_health_risks_of_food_dyes