INDIANA HEARTBEAT BILL & The Secret Life of Janet Porter

Indiana Heartbeat Bill

Abortion has been legal now for 42 years. Even though Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe from Roe vs. Wade) has now devoted her life to the Pro-Life pursuit of stopping death, the law still stands.

Life goes on…for some. For others, they have no protection.  The once “safest place on earth” has become a replica of a bloody battlefront.  And many of us shake our heads and say with sad eyes, “It’s too bad, someone should do something.”

Someone is doing something

Her name is Janet Porter.  She’s an everyday average American who loves good food, great music, traveling, and rich conversation.  She lives in a somewhat secluded Ohio neighborhood enjoying the deer in her backyard and, while biting her tongue, raking the neighbors leaves off her grass.  She is a believer in Jesus Christ and all good things, she is open about her communication & relationship with the Lord and it appears that God has great favor on her.

Janet Porter has a secret life however.  Tucked away in her Ohio home she displays things that the general public may not know…may not see.

Janet is famous among people.  Google her name, you will find her easily.  She has been called lots of names, lots of things, she has been misinterpreted and attacked from every angle.  If you believed everything you read you would be misguided into thinking that this women is a trouble-maker and likes the public eye.

But that is the furthest thing from the truth.

Janet has stood in the gap for thousands of murdered children for the last 5 years in Ohio.  You would think people would applaud that, support her, and come-alongside such a great cause.  Unfortunately, instead many are mad because she chooses to fight against abortion.  This is something we see often in the world, and something I refuse to ever understand.  It’s an upside down place we live in.

Mrs. Porter has a authoritative voice when she talks about abortion.  Her wisdom and knowledge of this arena is beyond experience.  It is divine.  She has a small room in her home where she wars for these children through prayer…created well before the War Room movie was ever released.  For years, she has privately, spent thousands of hours in a secret place in her home pleading for the lives of children she has never known.  Her walls are filled with prayers, praise, and purpose.  She finds her direction in this place, her strategy…her peace, when it comes to fighting a fight that sometimes looks impossible.  It is here, that she is reminded, that the public does not get to define her.  

The secret life of Janet Porter starts early in the morning and sometimes continues into the late of night, petitioning for life.  Everyday she devotes her time, talent, & treasure to the Ohio Heartbeat Bill and seeing it pass through the Ohio courts.  Her dream of rescuing children is stronger now then ever before.  With teary eyes, she tells amazing stories from the journey…and then with expectation, she speaks of the coming victory.

This is someone who has decided do something.  She is in the trenches of a mighty battle.

WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE JANET TO PRAY & PURPOSELY JUMP INTO BATTLE IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THEN TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

Recently the state of Indiana has came across this trench, looked down inside, saw Janet, and hopped in alongside her.  The Indiana Heartbeat Bill will stop over 8,000 pre-born Hoosiers from being murdered every year.  We can potentially be the next state to introduce this bill and have it pass through the courts.

Hoosiers what to be different!  Hoosiers want to stand up for the right of all life!  Hoosiers care about Hoosier Babies!

I am honored to be a part of this great calling…

The biggest lie going around right now is that abortion is a political issue…it has never been a political issue, IT IS ONLY A MORAL ISSUE & ALL CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THIS FIGHT.

Let’s be Defenders of Life!  If you walk across the battleground & look down into the trench, I will be there.  If I reach out my hand to you..will you hop inside with me??

Please “like” the Heartbeat Bill and support Indiana as we go forward.  We need defenders of the unborn to stand up in each state, your state could be next!

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Why is my baby brother so sick?

Why is my baby brother so sick

Almost 4 years ago I wrote this post….

“Why is my baby brother so sick?”

This was the question Ilana asked me first thing this morning.  The response I gave was not my own, I only can say that because I’ve analyzed it all day.

I pulled an “all nighter” with Liam again last night.  Now a days “all nighters” look a lot different then they did when I was younger.  I can’t count the many times I tended to him..every time my head would lay down I was right back up again.  I’m not saying this to complain, but to only give an expression of how restless little Liam sleeps.  Among the breathing treatments and med administration all through the hours, he has fits of choking, gagging, and vomiting.  His stomach tube makes it hard for him to get comfortable or for me to pick him up and walk around the house,  without the company of a backpack attached to his little tummy.  He cries with his wide eyes demanding help, asking with anticipation for some relief.

Ive never seen such a sweet baby boy, with his coal black hair and big brown eyes.  He fits into our family so perfect, he contains characteristics of everyone here.  He may not been born of my body, but that never defined his placement into our home, our family, our future lineage.  He is the promise we have heard from God for so long.  We love him, we love him so crazy much that his “problems” are just slight bumps in the road.  They are not who he is, or a definition of what he will be.

  They are just merely obstacles that desire a prayer & action response from us.  They are a situational test of faith.

Everyday we tell Liam that he is healthy and smart, loved and wanted.  Everyday we watch him grow and continue to do new things.  Our hope is that his “problems” will be treated in a way that will give testimony to Gods love and the love He wants us to have in our families.

So when Ilana  asked me “Why is my baby brother so sick,”

The first response that came to my heart was this…

“Because that way Jesus can heal him.”

 

 

We are proud to celebrate Liam’s upcoming 4th Birthday, as well as his little brother Abel, who will be turning 2.  As God has so graciously healed many parts of his Liam’s little body, we are reminded of what an awesome God we serve and how without Him we would not be the parents of two remarkable little boys!

 

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The Clanging Gong

The Clanging Gong

1 Corinthians 13:1 says…

And now I will show you the most excellent way.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol.

Many times when we think about the word love, we purely associate is with a singular kind of feeling, an emotion.  We say I love…often.  I love ice cream, I love dogs, I love the fall weather, I love…whatever or whoever it may be.

It’s definitely a well used term & mis-diagnosed adjective, that flops out of our mouths pretty often.

they word love in this scripture is talking about something other than the emotion.  It’s speaking about something deeper, something mystical and courageous.  It is referring to an action that people choose when they are indebted to something great…something that is worth every word.

This word, Love, defines a Christians response prompted by a duty of their soul that is bound by allegiance to the Creator God.  It’s something to be done…not just casual talk or rambling but a precise way to convey a message that is wrapped around a beautiful relationship with their friend, Christ Jesus.

You can speak about God all day.  You can talk about His Word and His miraculous history.  You can proclaim in His name, and shout all day from daybreak to bountiful rest and just be a noisy nuisance.  If you do not contain love when you do it…lets re-phrase…If you do not contain His priority and presence when you do it, you are certainly wasting great testimony and effectiveness.

God is love

That’s hard to wrap our minds around if you really sit in it for awhile and try to envision what that truth means when you look around the world.  We’ve heard it before and read over it so quickly, but it’s true.

If you really enjoy reading, writing, or speaking let me encourage you by saying this.  If you only do those things in the presence of God, inviting Love to each meeting, every appointment, each deadline that you have, You will not fail the priority of GodBut if you fill up your calendar and trudge along with Jesus as your side-kick, there will be a time of great humbling…and some will say you just write to write, and talk to talk, and you kinda sound like a clanging gong.  If you heart is like mine, that would be the most detrimental feeling, to hear rumor that you only do things for your glory & not His.

Let’s take time today to redirect our focus.  I’ll go first.

Thank you for reading today and swinging by week after week.  The goal here is always to bring glory to our already famous God..the God of Love, Our God who is Love.  I never want to sound like a screeching bad tune.  Let’s choose to only talk, write, speak, do anything within the presence of God, who while present brings about Love, because it’s just who He is.

It is the most excellent way!

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