Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Form of Birth Control: Bribary!

GREENSBORO -- A buck-a-day -- that's the incentive being offered to young girls to keep them from getting pregnant.

The group College-Bound Sisters was founded at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by Hazel Brown, a maternity nurse who thought too many teens were having babies.

Brown said she hopes the program, which pays $1 each day to 12-to-18-year-old girls, will keep them from getting pregnant. In addition to remaining pregnancy-free, the girls must also attend weekly meetings.

The program is funded by a four-year grant from the state.

"Our three goals are that they avoid pregnancy, graduate from high school and enroll in college," Brown said.

Under the program, $7 is deposited into an interest-bearing college fund that the girls can collect once they graduate high school.

Some recent graduates earned more than $2,000 and are an inspiration to those still in the program.

"I might want to be a teacher for a few years and then be a lawyer," said 12-year-old Chelsey Davis. "I might want to be an actor or singer," another girl in the program, Amanda Davis, added.

Program director Laurie Smith said those aspirations are more achievable because of the incentives the program provides and the friendships it helps create.

Smith said nearly 100 percent of the girls who finish the program have gone on to graduate college.

If a girl drops out or gets pregnant, her money is divided among the other girls still in the program.

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When I read this I thought, "when are parents going to wake up and take responsibility for their children and be parents to them and good role models? I mean when a child does something wrong to make them stop doing the "wrong" we discipline them NOT BRIBE THEM!"

So not only do we bail out and give money to companies that do wrong but now to children as well? And what has the bail outs solved? Nothing and so will this until parents take responsibility and discipline their children and bring them up with morals and show them that you can't BUY your way out of your bad decisions. Money truly is the root of all evil it seems.

Proverbs 22:6 (English Standard Version)

6 Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

These children are our future generation who will teach them the way? Will YOU?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mexico Legalizes Small Amounts of Illegal Drugs

I was shocked when I saw this on the news Late last night. Mexico thinks that the killings and violence will drop dramatically if they legalize small amounts of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth.

To read the whole article click on the link below

When people are hooked on drugs they will do anything to get their drugs whether they legalize it or not it is the same with prescription medicines. People get hooked on those too and they will break into pharmacies rob them, write fake prescriptions or even steal prescriptions to get the drugs and these ones are legal. It doesn't matter!

Also when people are hooked on drugs they can become violent and assault or even kill people. It happens with alcohol a drunk gets into a vehicle and drives away they are more than likely going to kill or injure someone. A person gets drunk and becomes violent and either assaults or murders someone. Even though we have legalized alcohol since the prohabition. It doesn't matter!

Crimes are still being commited even though we have legalized prescription drugs and have legalized alcohol in this country. Thousands of people every year are still being arrested for crimes they commit while under the influence of priscription drugs and alcohol. Will this really stop the violence?

This just shows that we are not only becoming a lawless society but a lawless World. We as Christians really need to start praying and taking a stand against the evils of this world before it is too late.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Topic: Jon and Kate plus 8 A Family in Crisis

Since the First Episode appeared on The Discovery Health Channel "Surviving Sextuplets and Twins" I have watched the Gosselin Family and their 8 children. When this episode came out the sextuplets were between 13-17 months old and the twins were 3 the picture depicted on that episode is not the family we have seen in the past 2 seasons now. Season after Season of Jon and Kate Plus 8 have shown a marriage slowly being torn to shreds. In the past seasons you see Kate nearly every episode yelling or putting Jon down for not doing things just as she wants them or not doing them the "right" way saying at times he doesn't help her do anything and always belittling him.

These children also have never had a normal life since they were babies there have been cameras in their faces almost constantly. That to me is not healthy they have no private lives to live and grow as most children do. Since day one of the show there has been a lack of outside family support from Grandparents, aunts and uncles. So all these children know is the camera crew, producers, directors and their "parents" and a handful of people that help clean and babysit for the family. What kind of family is that?

As the show has progressed so has my anger of how Kate has used these children to get free tummy tucks and other plastic surgery, free vacations, clothing etc. She has totally changed since the show began I don't even recognize this person anymore.

From season 1-3 they would talk about going to church and even had episodes showing thechurch they attended and some of the sunday school teachers the children interacted with. But now there is not one mention of church or even that they believe in God anymore.

When they filmed the last episode of Season 4 you knew something was up Jon just sat there in the chair with Kate and had an angry look on his face and they talked about how they didn't know if they were going to do a 5th season and Jon even said he didn't want to do it. But Kate did and that is why we are seeing this unfold now. I loved watching the show until season 4 when you could just see things were not going right and I didn't want them to do another season I wanted them to end it.

On tonights Episode they announced that they filed for divorce today. I am not surprised. However, during the show Kate said this decision was not brought on by their choices to do the show or the kind of jobs they have chosen to do. Kate also said that they "have" to seperate and that they "have" to continue with the show. How does she get that? If they had just stopped the show take some time to be together and work on their marriage instead of her flying all around the U.S. to do speaking engagements and Jon staying with the kids and doing what he wants to do and they brought God back into their marriage and made Him the focus again they would still be together.

Jon's comment to the decision was that "I've let Kate run the roost too long and run me over, and when I finally put my foot down it came to this" I agree. You see on the episodes Kate doing just this and Jon not standing up for himself and letting her run her mouth at times. But it also takes 2 to tango and Jon has made some very bad decisions in the past few months so they both are at fault.

They both said on the show that they were constantly fighting in front of the children and because of that they "have" to separate. If these children were exposed to this I want to know if they could be charged with psychological abuse to their children. I know as a child of divorced parents and being exposed to my parents fighting all the time it affected me when I was a child and I believe parents should have enough self control not to fight in front of their children that to me shows a lack of maturity on both parts.

For months Jon and Kate have been investigated whether or not they are exploiting their children. I believe they are especially now that they have gone this far, and you can see it is affecting the children. The first episode of this season Alexis one of the Sextuplets came up to Jon and said "Daddy I don't want you to go away anymore." That showed me these children are suffering from their decisions but I am sure that they will cover that up on the show.

At the end of the show Jon and Kate said that they would share custody of the children that the house is the kids and that one parent would stay there for so many weeks or months at a time and then the other parent would stay. They said that they would have open "communication" with each other to take care of the kids. However, at the beginning of the show Jon and Kate both admitted that they have hardly spoken to each other in months and can't hardly have a conversation without yelling at each other. Yeah I can see this really working out.

What is the future of this family now? I see in the future that the lines of communication will crack and that sooner or later one of the parents (and I think Kate) will file for complete custody of the children and the other parent will be left in the dark and have to pay out a BUNCH of child support.

I hope that this show will soon be cancelled due to the complaints of the viewers media etc. and that finally these children will not have to live their lives unfolding for all the world to see. If you have never seen the movie "The Truman Show" with Jim Carey it is about a boy that from birth was on a Tv reality show but was never told and never knew his life was watched by the entire world and when he discovers that his entire life is fake he rebelles and escapes from the fake reality and into the real world I think this is what will happen with these children sooner or later if this show is not stopped. Please pray for this family and all who are involved.

God Bless

Have Reality Shows Gone Too Far?

Jeremy and I have been watching the TV Reality Show "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Outta Here" where they drop famous people in the Costa Rican jungle and they have been living there for 3 weeks. They are living on most of the time rice and beans unless they win a food challenge and then they get real nutritious food. Their challenges have lead to one being bitten by rats and having to have medical attention for it and being put in a tank with live alligators and snakes that could have bitten them.

Every week someone has been sent to the hospital for medical treatment. Everyone has been literally eaten alive from insect bites. Each person that had to have medical treatment and sent to the hospital suffered from stomach or bowel problems. But today was the kicker Stephen Baldwin left the show yesterday and was hospitalized he said he was unable to keep food down and was having stomach problems. However that is not the end of his ordeal he had over 100 insect bites on his body and when inspected they found out that the insects that had bitten him had laid parasite eggs inside of his body. Stephen also lost 22 lbs in 3 weeks. The eggs were removed at the hospital and he is recovering.

To me TV Reality producers and directors have gone too far. When will we draw the line on how far these shows can go and endanger peoples lives?

The sad part to me is that the show will not end until this Thursday and there are still 5 people left on the show to endure more torture just to raise some money for charity. They are starving being eaten alive by insects being forced into games that are endangering their lives and for what a few TV Ratings?

After hearing about this today Jeremy and I are no longer watching the show we only watched it to vote for Stephen Baldwin and since this has happened to him and 2 other people that were on the show we are done with it.

I know some of the people on the show have been very mean like Spencer and Heidi Pratt and Janice Dickenson but it no one deserves to be put into this kind of situation. My heart goes out to all of them and I pray they all survive this without any life long health problems.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Ephesians 4:15-32 (New International Version)

15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Living as Children of Light
17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.20You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26"In your anger do not sin"[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.
29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Forgiveness is not forgetting
Forgiving is not condoning
Forgiving is not excusing
Forgiving is not absolving
Forgiving is not reconciling
Forgiving is not easy.
Forgiving is not simple

Romans Chapter 8 states: “Now there is therefore no
condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law
of the Spirit is life in Christ Jesus who has set us free from
the law of sin and death.”

Forgiveness is not a passive
tolerance. Without a keen moral sense of right and wrong,
forgiveness would have no content, nor would it ever be
needed. To forgive involves recognizing both the moral
worth of the other and the moral wrong he or she committed.
Moral violations in relationships are wrong. To deny moral
wrongdoings in an attitude of “judge not lest you be judged”
is as self demeaning as it is unhealthy. It is a denial of
personal dignity, both in ourselves and in others.