Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who Made Babies Seers and Infants Holy Prophets?/ Regarding the War in Syria and Power of Music

                                   Who Made Babies Seers and Infants Holy Prophets?
Master, the Tempest is Raging 
Regarding the War in Syria and the Power of Music
I opened to Song of Solomon 6: "Awesome (terrible) as an army with banners."

                “We can’t just do nothing,”   some say regarding Syria .But what can we do?  We have come up against a challenge in which there are no good military options.  If we go to the right, it’s wrong.  If we go to the left, it wrong.  When living in New York, my statement for New York was, “It’s better to stand still going in the right direction that to rush like mad going in the wrong.”  How can we help children by bombing their country and adding to the fighting and confusion? Remember the recent example of Antoinette Tuff, who was led by the Spirit in facing the man with the gun: 

"We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. . .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds." Eph. 6:12; II Cor. 10:4”

                Security is in the Secret Place.  God’s 911 #: Psalm 91:1
         I love this statement from, The Gifts of the Spirit, by Harold Horton:
Who made babies seers and infants holy prophets? (Psalm 8)
             It was the beginning of the Arab spring/Apocalypse (Feb.10, 2011). My grandson, Noah, two, was with me at the church Ladies’ Tea, sitting on my lap putting blueberries in his mouth.  The ladies were talking about Egypt—what had just happened.   In the midst of the blueberries, Noah announced, “There was a BIG STORM and Jesus made it stop.”
            The ladies stopped mid-sentence and stared at Noah.  What did this toddler say?  And Noah, unaware that he had just given the answer to everything, kept putting blueberries in his mouth.

            In March at the 10th anniversary of the War in Iraq, I opened my Bible at random and read: “Now Satan stood up against Israel and moved David. . . “As the Iraq War was on my mind, it translated, “Now Satan stood up against the United States and moved our President and political leaders to make war in Iraq.”

Biblically, we’re told over 500 times to “Praise the Lord” and 400 times to “Fear not.”  Many victorious battles are won with music--the right kind of music (Psalm100, Psalm 149; 150; II Chronicles 20; Acts 16:20-24, Nehemiah 6, I Samuel 16:23; II Kings 6:8-23; Judges 6-8; Psalm 46; Luke 213,14) I do not advocate “doing nothing.”  Besides humanitarian aid, these are the weapons of our warfare: praise, prayer, faith.  It's past time to "beat our swords into plowshares. and not learn war anymore."

Stand still, sit at the feet of the Prince of Peace and get instructions as to what to do, and see the salvation of the Lord. “. . the whole earth is quiet; they break forth into singing.”  (Isaiah 14:7)

(Since the writing of the above, I read in the New York Times, September 5: 
                "Rebel Brutality in Syria Posing Dilemma in West. A video showed Syrian rebel fighters standing over captured soldiers while a commander, right recited a verse just before the soldiers were shot dead. . .This scene documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow.")
I wept when I saw that picture of their bare backs bound. Some mother’s son.  I don’t want my children or grandchildren ever to be taught to kill another mother’s son or granddaughter.          

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Abortion War : Rod Parsley, what you said on your programs about abortion is weighed in the balances and found wanting.

        (1) Go to
  and download for free:
  La Verde de la Vida.  

This is wisdom for the Abortion War. 

          It is said to be the issue that won't go away; as divisive as slavery before the Civil War.  Ending this conflict is vital.  Causing havoc in our political process and draining our resources, this internal impasse touches us all.  La Verde de la Vida transcends the history-laden labels of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. We need to see the whole picture.  

         (2) Watch the documentary by Ken Burns, Prohibition.  

         (3) Watch the documentary, A Walk to Beautiful (about little girls in Ethiopia whose bodies are too small for childbirth)

          (4) Read A Hole in Our Gospel by Dr. Richard Streans of World Vision. 

          As you said, we all have our seasons.  After every season of fruitfulness, there needs to be pruning.  If we keep going, what is it?  Dead Works.  

          (5) There are wonderful organizations helping girls and women during their pregnancies and helping them keep their babies or arrange adoptions.  Such an organization is New Life Solutions:
Roe does not prevent these organizations.  Roe does not prevent helping single mothers, being a Big Brother or Big Sister to her children. So many things to do--no screaming protests with false compassion. To help prevent abortions, support such organizations.  But not one penny to Operation Rescue and those judgmental, screaming organizations just wanting to legalize or unlegalize something.  The laws that will change the world are written on the heart. Go about preventing abortion God's way.  Get down to root causes.
"The greatest progress needs to be made in the human heart."  President William Jefferson Clinton                      
         (6) In your TV presentation, August 19, 2013:

you spoke of how all these aborted babies would never have:
 a mother's loving arms, 
know God's wonderful plan for their lives,
 no birthdays, 
1st days of school,
success, etc. 

Mr. Parsley, Are you aware that right now there are millions of children all over the world for which this is true?
Sex trafficking--little girls as young as 5,
 some children have these choices: 

From World Vision:

"Right now
A child
is crying. . .
Right now
a child
is suffering
Right now
a child
is dying
Every 3 seconds a child under the age of 5 dies. . .
23,000 a day dying form preventable causes. . .
Nearly 9 million a year. . .
We know what it takes
and it is not hard and it is not expensive:
safe, clean water
skilled birth attendants
good nutrition
access to health care. . ."

Just today little girl, 8, dies on her wedding night from sexual injuries--husband 40--

Would it not have been better for this child to be playing on the grassy slopes of Paradise? 

 And, anyway, Mr. Parsley, we are not a body.  Don't you think God can bring a soul back into another body?  I have 3 living children,  but I had 7 pregnancies.  My first born, Lori Leigh, lived 25 hours, I had 2 miscarriages and 2 tubal pregnancy.  

The way you raise money:

Did you ever hear of Indulgences during Martin Luther's time?

 Your program: Breakthrough, October 8,2013:

Do you think the 
Reversal of Roe
is going to stop action like Dr. Gosnell?
No, it will multiply this happening.

And so. . .finally at long last, you succeed--Roe is reversed--abortion is now illegal again.  Decades and trillions of dollars and hours focusing on this effort and now victory!

 Problem solved; Mission accomplished.  

You have rescued the unborn.  You have stopped abortion.

You have rescued the unborn.  You have stopped abortion.

Have you?

Now what?

Have you really stopped abortion? So now how shall these anti-abortion laws be enforced?  What shall be the penalties?  Life imprisonment?  We already incarcerate more people than any other nation.


 (1) You have stopped abortion by the Reversal of Roe?  The experience of  other countries (and our own) will testify that you have not.  
Columbia, Mexico, Haiti, The Dominican Republic, and others—all are used to feed the United States’ appetite for drugs—35 billion dollars a year and has been going on for nearly 40 years. Of course, the problem is not a lack of laws against drugs.  Passing laws and dealing with symptoms will simply never bring lasting results.
              Outlawing abortion with the reversal of Roe will not solve the problem or stop abortion.  Instead such action would multiply the problem, distracting and tying up energy needed for the goal of reducing abortions.  Romania had the most stringent anti-abortion laws--abortion was punishable by prison and torture.  Yet when freedom came, record showed that Romania had a high abortion rate.  Latin American countries also have strong anti-abortion laws and yet multiple dangerous illegal abortions are still performed.

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

   (2) Observing the suffering brought on by alcoholism, there were those who worked hard and long for Prohibition, the 18th Amendment. The worthy goal was to protect families, women and children from the evils of alcohol and to bring down crime.  But instead it just brought in new gangs and gangsters who bridged the gap between supply and demand.  So after 13 long years, (1919-1932) it was repealed by the 21st amendment.  (See Prohibition documentary, Ken Burns, PBS) 
However Bill Wilson’s Alcoholics Anonymous, which began in 1935, continues to this day.  Why the difference?  Because it addressed root causes and brought results. 

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!
2.      (3) Overturning Roe would have limited effect. Douglas W. Kmiec, a constitutional scholar who headed the Office of Legal counsel under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George bush, said: 
 “There is a widespread misconception that overturning Roe is the only way to be pro-life. . . I doubt that many of our non-legally-trained pro-life friends fully grasp the limited effect of overturning Roe. . . Senator Obama is articulating policies that permit faithful Catholics to follow the church’s admonition that we continue to explore ways to give greater protection to human life.  Consider the choices. . .continue on the failed and uncertain path of seeking to overturn Roe, . . Or  Senator Obama’s approach could be followed, whereby prenatal and income support, paid maternity leave and greater access to adoption would be relied upon to reduce the incidence of abortion. . .There are clearly partisan forces that want nothing more than to manufacture or stir up faith-based opposition to their political opponents.”
The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go! 

3.     (4)  Laura Bush in her book, Spoken from the Heart, says that she believes abortion should remain legal for medical reasons and other reasons.   People who have thought this through outside the single issue focus, come to this bi-partisan conclusion.
 The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go! 

4.      (5)  Richard Stearns, the director of World Vision, wrote in his book The Hole in our Gospel, after a visit to Uganda said: “What sickened me most was this question: where was the Church?  Where were the followers of Jesus Christ in the midst of perhaps the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time?  Surely the Church should have been caring for these ‘orphans and widows in their distress.’ (James 1:27).  Shouldn’t the pulpits across America have flamed with exhortations to rush to the frontlines of compassion?  How have we missed it so tragically, when even rock stars and Hollywood actors seem to understand?” (See Learning from the Sin of Sodom, by Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, February 27, 2010.)
What was the reason?   Too many Evangelicals have been so focused on the useless effort of reversing Roe.    Since it’s been a distraction from caring about and addressing the needs of dying children, this so called “Pro-Life” campaign actually has really been “Pro-Death.”   "There certainly needs to be a public outcry!"   How can we pretend to be so concerned about silent screams when we are deaf to audible screams?

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

5.     (6)  T.W. Wilson in his book,  The Key to Lasting Joy , writes:
"I also believe that if we’re going to stand against abortion, we have a further responsibility to provide alternatives to women who are pregnant and don’t want the children they’re carrying.  This means counseling and encouragement, medical help, financial aid, and assistance in placing children for adoption once they are born.  All these services must be offered in love and without condemnation." 
         Roe  prevents none of the above.  Efforts should be given to  positive steps to reduce abortion.

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

6.     (7) Amnesty International:
I                 It's appalling how many women are dying in the United States from complications due to pregnancy and childbirth.   The shocking truth behind these numbers is that half of these can be prevented.  These women are dying because they have no access to health care or maternal care.  In fact, 1.3 million women between the ages of 15-44—that’s 1 in 5 women of reproductive age—have no health insurance at all.  Many begin pregnancy with untreated or unmanaged conditions that only get worse with pregnancy. 

 All of these are surely life concerns and should no longer be neglected.

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

(8) I have eight grandchildren--Noah, at two years, is on the cover of La Verde de la Vida. ( He is now five and has a brother, Nathaniel Charles.).  I took care of him several days a week since his birth.  I have been so aware of what an explorer he is, seeing and learning things for the first time.  Other children, so fresh from heaven are also learning for the first time--children like Noah, but unlike Noah, they learn what hunger, thirst and fear are.  Shouldn't we be concerned about  these children?
Children are dying from preventable causes, with no health care, no nutrition, no safe water, and no birth attendants.  Little boy soldiers are forced to carry guns and kill.  If we are for life, what kind of life is this?   Hunger is Afghanistan’s biggest killer—greater than violence.  To feed and educate their children, parents surrender their children to the Taliban where they are taught suicide bombing is  favored by Allah.  Then that boy grows up and lands in Guantanamo Bay. Where there is no redemption—a place to be tortured and punished for being so wicked as to have been born to poor parents who had no food.  “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”  (Matthew 10:28) Endeavoring to see the whole picture, we don't just observe the end result, but consider how a person came to be at Guantanamo Bay or a suicide bomber.   How can we pretend to be so concerned about the unborn, but have no concern for the souls of Guantanamo Bay?  They are all terrorists and deserve to be tortured?  That’s the redemption Jesus paid for?  You’ve investigated? We have no time for investigation, because we have to spend wasted time seeking to reverse Roe.  Many of these prisoners have neither been charged nor tried and some have been acknowledged innocent and sent back—though they were tortured. With such treatment we have threatened our own security and have created terrorists with  revenge in their hearts.  Please see the research.  ( )
 "I was father to the poor and the cause I knew not, I searched out" (Job 29:16).

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

(9) Where is the Christian outrage about this?   We have to drown out all thinking with screams of “Baby Killer” at anyone who thinks beyond the reversal of Roe?
               However, we no longer are held hostage, for the sword of truth has revealed this taunting Goliath yelling "Baby Killer" to be in actuality the "Baby Killer" itself consuming our center of attention instead of preparing for healing and restoration and an environment of love and safety for children.

 “There needs to be a public outcry!” "Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace," the angels sang.  What an opportunity lost to show the love of Christ!  "By this shall all people know you are My disciples by the love you have one for another. .. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you.. ." ( John 13,  Matthew 5)  I wonder what our world would be like had we applied these principles after 9/11 along with really helping the birth and lives of mothers and children instead of demonizing people and shouting distortions at each other?"The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but are mighty through God to the bringing down of strongholds.. .for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of darkness. . ." (II Corinthians   10; Ephesians 6)
" We met the enemy and it was us."

"Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and the glory and power for ever. Amen."

            (10) Do we want to stop abortion?  Then we must prepare for the babies.  Keep hospitals like St. Vincent’s open and prepare for the 24/7 care some babies may require.  Until we are ready to listen to the audible screams of children, leave Roe alone.  Let the unborn return to God and play on the grassy slopes of Paradise, or wait in the Garden of Souls.  Is there a Garden of Souls?  I don’t know.  There are things we don't know.  My first baby, Lori Leigh, lived only 25 hours.  I have three living children, but I also had two miscarriages and a tubal pregnancy.  Do these pregnancies represent souls without a chance to be born?  God knows and I'm sure God has ways of taking care of things. "As the heavens are higher than the earth so are His ways than our ways.. ." (Isaiah 55)

         One thing we can know for sure. Something that is always right—Love.  My daughter, Rebecca, said long ago as I was writing my first paper about peace for the abortion war:  

             One problem: Love denied.  One solution: Love applied. 
Judge not, lest ye be judged. . .Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment,”  (Matthew 7, John 7)  More love.  Less judging.

7.      (11) The extreme elements that have been hijacking our legislative process need to be depleted of energy. As Nicholas Kristoff says in his article, Sister Margaret’s Choice, New York Times, May 26, 2010, “There needs to be a public outcry.”  What kind of religion—what kind of thinking ex-communicates a nun like Sister Margaret for saving the life of a mother when both mother and child would have died?  What kind of religion consigns a little 79 pound, nine-year-old girl, pregnant by the rape of her stepfather, to continue and endure the pregnancy? (Amid Abuse in Brazil, Abortion Debate Flares by Alexei Barriionuevo, New York Times, March 27, 2009) No wonder some people say they are atheists.  They reject the god that has been presented to them.  There are those who seek to push through their views that abortion is always wrong.  Every situation, every pregnancy is unique. For decades we have allowed ourselves to remain hostage to this kind of thinking.  “The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” ( II Corinthians 3:6 ) Rigid rule keepers know little of the Spirit of God—they cannot.  Jesus said the Spirit is like the wind (John 3).  If you put the wind in a box, there is no wind.  The Word of God has to be living and breathing and flexible—moment by moment.  Just as today, the greatest trouble Jesus had was with religious leaders.  He had to tell them that “the Sabbath was made for man; not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2)  He also said, “I thank Thee, Father, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them unto babes.”  (Matthew 11)  Addressing religious leaders He also said: 
"                  "You are your father, the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do.  He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks form his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." (John 8:55)
"            "Woe to you , scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men,but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." )
8.        (12) We are not debating when life begins or disputing the miracle of birth or the sanctity of life for we acknowledge these.  The Pro-Choice view leaves itself open to wrong arguments as T.W. Wilson points out in his book, The Key to Lasting Joy: 
"One of the arguments often used by the so-called pro-choice advocates is that the unborn is only a fetus that represents “potential” life, and that it is not a fully human person until it is viable—that is until it is able to survive outside the womb.  Until then, they say, the fetus is only a part of the mother, a group of cells growing inside her with which she can do as she pleases.  Using this criterion, they conclude that he fetus is not a child and until late (at least six months) in a pregnancy, and that abortion is therefore permissible at least up to the point of viability."
        When people say, “A woman’s right to choose”, immediately Roe opponents say, “A woman’s right to choose murder? Her body ends where the child’s begins.” We hear such words as, “Baby killers.” Calling a baby a “fetus” gives the impression one gives too little value to the unborn child. Instead focus (1) on the conditions leading to abortion instead of legislation.  Focusing on the needs of the people and root causes is the quickest way to fewer abortions and more wanted conceptions.  (2) Focus on the fact that outlawing abortion will not solve the problem or stop abortion. That’s all we have to agree upon to end this quagmire. We don’t have to get into such questions as to when the soul enters the body, etc. Don’t distract by saying, “A woman’s right to choose.” If people are against abortion, don't seek to persuade them otherwise. Focus together on the above two points. Then everyone’s goals and needs are better met..  

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!
                   (13)  There are many wonderful organizations promoting life 
          In 1974, Dr. Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Reginald established the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.  She says, “The vaginal fistula from obstructed labor is one of the worst injuries that a woman can ever suffer from. She's been in labor, she's suffered tremendous pain and long, long labor, she's lost her baby—the baby is stillborn in nearly every case. Then she is left with urine and body waste leaking from the vagina. This is a most terrible tragedy for a beautiful young girl. Her life is ruined.”  When you think of little girls forced to give birth, think of labor for a week to give birth to a still born and then her body leaking urine. . .   Is this life?  Is this God’s will? 
Please listen to the documentary Walking to Beautiful.  Your heart will be touched by little girls and women, their bodies too small, too young to be giving birth, with no maternal care and too far from the hospital.  See the sweet light on their faces when they are cured and given back their lives.  
            An extraordinary story is that of Irene Gleeson’s who visited Uganda in 1988 and was touched with the plight of the children there.  In 1991, she sold her Sydney beachside home in Australia, said goodbye to her four children and grandchildren and went to the war zone of North Uganda.  Here she gathered 50 war traumatized children under a mango tree and began to teach and feed them.
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Whenever I  picture Irene Gleeson—a lady standing there with food and books and little ones, skinny legs running toward her, hope and wonder on their little faces, I feel like crying and wish all children could have such a lady come. But what is preventing it?  How many people have never heard of Irene Gleeson? We hear of this abortion war—this false compassion, this consuming battle tying up our resources, shouting “Baby Killer” to those outside their narrow view—the belief  that the Reversal of Roe is the answer. Again and again abortion is the most heated topic of presidential primaries.   All these years and there haven't been enough of us realizing how we have been hijacked?
 “There needs to be a public outcry against this travesty.”  Irene Gleeson is another example of a person promoting life. Think of doing more work like she is doing.
1(14)   In our political debates it is imperative for our democracy that we respect truth in presenting our opponent's view. I do not support all of President Obama's policies, however, he does not deserve to be portrayed as the worse of persons--in many ways he is outstanding and most admirable. In my lifetime (and I have three children and seven grandchildren) I have never known anyone to be criticized so much who so little deserves it as President Obama.  The oil spill spewing endlessly seems an appropriate metaphor.  ( significance.html)  What if we got the President some say we have?  There were the birthers saying the President was born in Ghana and therefore, disqualified to be President.  Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and other TV and radio hosts leading a mentality comparing the President to Hitler, Stalin and calling him a Communist or a Nazi. President Obama couldn't even give an inspiring speech to the school children about staying in school and working hard without some thinking he was contaminating the students.  Newt Gingrich and his speech writer Vince Halley falsely accused the President of taking Jesus out of his Easter message.  (http://www.2010/04/obama-edits-jesus-out-of-easter. html)  It seems as though the assessments of the abortion issue permeate  our whole culture.
The President was invited to give the commencement address at Notre Dame.  This caused a tremendous uproar demonizing the President, calling it a scandal--which is an example of how out of balance our society has become.  There were letters and protests from 350,000 people--all because of the abortion issue.  President Obama is not pro-abortion anymore than I am. It is past time to do some meditating as to how the fringe has pushed right over reasonable people.
I pray that blind eyes be open and deaf ears unstopped to truth.
Here are the opposing views--The President Speaks at Notre Dame:
Listen first to  Fr. Corapi of The Cardinal Newman Society—You Tube: Obama Notre Dame Scandal or
Then listen to President Obama: In Praise of Fair Minded Words at Notre Dame posted by Jess Lee—The Whitehouse: Obama answers Notre Dame Hecklers with ‘fair-minded words. . . - Cached - Similar
May 17, 2009. . .The speech underlined the president’s desire to elevate public discourse on issues such as abortion in order to find common ground.
You will be impressed with Notre Dame’s enthusiasm for the President...  His speech is masterful.   As you listen prayerfully with your heart, you will know God's answer.
From The Audacity of Hope by Barak Obama
“. . .weary of the dead zone that politics has become, in which narrow interest vie for advantage and ideological minorities seek to impose their own versions of absolute truth. . .8,9
“No, what’s troubling is the gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics—the ease with which we are distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our seeming inability to build a working consensus to tackle any big problem. . . 22
      (15)  story of the firing of Shirley Sherrod.  Her speech to the NAACP was edited by a blogger, Andrew Brietbart to make it sound exactly the opposite of what she was really saying.  This video was gleefully put on Fox News and the Secretary of Agriculture also became aware of  it.   Uncharacteristic in its haste, the Obama administration--actually the Secretary  of Agriculture-- fired  Mrs. Sherrod without investigating the false evidence. The distortion of truth is commonplace and  certainly Mrs. Sherrod should not have hastily been fired. However, one good thing to come out of this is that had not this administration fired her, most people would still be in the dark as to the true situation.   The media climate is at fault setting up people for these wrong judgments. This sort of thing should be a criminal offense.  How can people know what they believe or how to vote if they are not given the truth? "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 16).
(16)   It is vital to end this abortion war, which is tearing our country apart, wasting so much time, money, and energy without result or solution and fomenting hate. Causing havoc in our political process and draining our resources, this internal impasse touches us all. In our mistaken focus we are weakening our whole society in neglecting the problems and suffering that need to be addressed.

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

If our energy is consumed with the Reversal of Roe (which is fruitless effort to stop abortion), then it will not be sufficient to attend to the audible screams of children in our own country and all over the world. This futile argument is rather like arguing about whether to clip the hedge or let it grow free when there is a bulldozer down the road apace that will mow the whole thing down, clipped or free.  Together we focus  on the bulldozer.

The Reversal of Roe
is not the way to go!

         (17) If the same energy and passion that has been given to the organizing of protests, legislation and trying to reverse Roe had been dedicated to real solutions and the conditions leading to abortion, we could be having utopia by now.  However, we no longer are held hostage, for the sword of truth has revealed this taunting Goliath yelling "Baby Killer" to be in actuality the "Baby Killer" itself consuming our center of attention instead of preparing for healing and restoration and an environment of love and safety for children.

         We wish for our brother and sister's children what we wish for our own children.  It all goes together.  As I help the children of the world, I help my own. We love children and want the  best for every precious baby.  We visualize  it and do God’s work God’s way.  We leave Roe alone. There are plenty of projects to put our hands to.  The terms: Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion, Anti-Abortion are worn out.  We throw them in the river with a “No Fishing” sign. 

          Will you be a part of: La Verde de la Vida?

Our declaration:
We accept La Verde de la Vida.  Knowing that the Reversal of  Roe not only provides no answers, but actually prevents solutions, we support real efforts to reduce abortion and promote life, such as: clean water, nutrition, health care, maternal pregnancy care, adoption, an end to child soldiers, and child sex trafficking.  We do not support the manipulation of our society by this unproductive single issue focus on the Reversal of  Roe.  We are La Verde de la Vida.

“And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing. . . “(Zechariah 8:5) 

After President Clinton’s Second Inaugural Address, a reporter, when asked if he thought he heard anything really quotable said, “No, I don’t think so.” However, I did:

“The greatest progress needs to be made in the human heart.”
--President William Jefferson Clinton

Note:  Much of this is from my book, La Verde de la Vida (The Green of Life), which can be gotten from Amazon or Barnes and Noble or downloaded for free at this website:

By Shining River (Sheilah Hill) 
A Review by
John Santosuosso, Ph.D.
(retired professor of political science at the University of South Florida—
also lay Episcopal priest) 
 I found your wonderful book in the lobby of the YMCA. . .I just wanted to tell you that it is a very beautiful book filled with healing and common sense.  I just can’t say enough wonderful things about it.  I wish the message could be given to every American and everyone in the world.  It goes far beyond the abortion issue.  It’s for healing the hearts and souls of all of us.  The world is crying out for this message.  . .