something to consider…

“A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” Saint Pope John Paul II
Statue outside the National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, Mass alongside a child of God, Thomas.

By CNA Staff

Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2022 / 11:11 am

The number of legal abortions taking place in Poland decreased by 90% in 2021, following a court ruling that banned abortion in the case of a fetal medical diagnosis such as Down syndrome.

According to a report by the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, data from the Ministry of Health shows that the number of legal abortions in the country decreased from 1,076 in 2020 to 107 in 2021 following changes to the country’s abortion law.

The court ruling left in place exceptions in cases of rape and incest and when the life and health of the mother are at risk.

Saint Pope John Paul II, descendant of Poland, pray for us.

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dill pickles

You have granted me life and mercy, and your care has preserved my spirit.

Job 10:12

When there is adversity in our lives we often feel weak and vulnerable. Fear can arise that we might be losing ground: losing our courage, endurance, or even hope. According to this passage, God actually takes the time to preserve our spirit. If something is preserved, it means it is kept so it won’t spoil; the goodness of it is protected.

I am grateful my maternal grandmother taught me how to preserve the (abundant) foods grown in her garden. Gram was always in the kitchen canning during the summer & fall months. Green & yellow beans, carrots, tomatoes, strawberry and grape jellies, applesauce and her famous….pickles!

Several varieties to boot!

But my all-time favorite were her dill pickles.

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broken branch

“(Satan)…from the beginning, has nothing to do with the truth, because there is not truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

John 8:44

I. Hate. Lies.

Don’t you?

With all the proverbial chaos in the world; especially the heightened “wokeness” as of late, most of us have been caught in a web or two. Left to sort out between fact & fiction or common sense & science or the brazen declaration(s) of: up is now down or boy is girl we are left to trust very few things.

Regretfully, as “open-book” as I have personally been with others about this great disdain

I still have been lied

about.

(Which others believed.)

And lied

to.

(Boldfaced & hidden.)

All of them have been quite the up-close & personal lessons

of walking side-by-side

with Job!

(Do you think God knows I am a visual learner???)

Giggles.

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