Friday, June 29, 2012

Run With Life: He Leadeth me: the series

Run With Life: He Leadeth me: the series:   Faith in him alone  June 16, 2012 Seeking and finding God  June 22, 2012 In Russia  June 24, 2012 What Hell must be like   Jun...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Run With Life: The future of "Therapeutic Homicide"

Run With Life: The future of "Therapeutic Homicide": The National Post has reported on a recently published editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that says Canada needs to debate the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia—which they are calling “therapeutic homicide.”

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Run With Life: Can pride be defeated?

Run With Life: Can pride be defeated?: "Pride can never defeat pride; only humility can defeat pride." From Peter Kreeft's book Christianity for Modern Pagans

Run With Life: Seeking and finding God's will

Run With Life: Seeking and finding God's will: "To predict what God's will is going to be, to rationalize about 'what his will must be, is at once a work of human folly and yet the subtlest of all temptations. The plain and simple truth is that his will is what he actually wills to send us each day, in the way of circumstances, places, people, and problems....

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Restrictive abortion laws save lives

Restrictive abortion laws save lives

Restrictive abortion laws save lives
Written by Mike Schouten
GavelThe mission of is to build support for federal legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible. This mission is based on the Biblical understanding regarding the role of government to promote order and restrain evil. In Canada there have been no legislative victories for pro-lifers in over 20 years, while in the United States nearly 100 pro-life laws were passed in 2011 alone! In spite of the ongoing status quo, we know that a majority of Canadians support abortion restrictions and it's high time we work towards that being reflected in law.
Looking to our southern neighbours, we see that time and time again lives are being saved through legislative victories.
We share with you some recent news from the state of Florida where due to the passing of several pro-life laws in 2011, they have seen a marked decrease in the number of abortions committed.

Florida Abortions Drop Again After New Pro-Life Laws

by Steven Ertelt
After the Florida legislature put several new pro-life laws in place, the state has seen a further drop in the number of abortions done.
According to state health department numbers, abortions dropped in Florida 19 percent from 2008-2011 and the decline continues. With the legislature approving a bill that allows women to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion, more minds are apparently changing. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill after it had been vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist the year before.
There were 95,375 abortions in Florida in 2008, according to the state health department and that total dropped to 77,166 in 2011. Now, the state Agency for Health Care Administration reports 28,023 abortions so far this year — which is off the pace from 2011.
Helping drive down abortion numbers further is the fact that the number of abortion facilities is dwindling — with 30 percent having closed since 2005 and the number dropping to 70 abortion facilities across the state, Sunshine State News indicates.
This year has been a case of good news and bad news for pro-life advocates in Florida. Read more...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Run With Life: How to get to heaven

Run With Life: How to get to heaven: "What is childlike humility? It's not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda. It's that precious, fleeting...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My letter to my MP asking him to support motion 312

This is the letter I wrote to Mauril Belanger asking him to support motion 312 and I ask you to consider contacting your member of Parliament to do the same. As you can see from the article below, some MP's are looking for guidance from their constituents on how to vote. You can find your MP at this link 

June 6, 2012

Mauril Belanger, MP
Riding of Ottawa, Vanier, Ontario

Dear Mr. Belanger,

I noticed from the article below that Barrie MP Patrick Brown is looking for guidance on how he should vote on a motion to study when life begins. I assume that all MP’s are doing the same so as one of your constituents Mr. Belanger, I ask you to please support motion 312.

Thank you,

Maureen T. Ward,

MPs to debate when life begins

BARRIE - Barrie MP Patrick Brown is looking for guidance on how he should vote on a motion to study when life begins.
“I feel anytime votes on social issues come up, it’s important to seek out input of the community. I want to make sure my vote is reflective of the wishes of the city,” said Brown, who adds the vote could occur as soon as June 13.
Motion 312 calls for a study on the evidence of when a fetus becomes a human being.
“Currently, there is no regulation at all in Canada, so (Kitchener Centre MP) Stephen Woodworth has said it should be studied.”
Woodworth filed a motion Feb. 6 to ask Parliament to form a special committee to study the question.
“Canada’s 400-year-old definition of human being says children are not human beings until the moment of complete birth. I’ve concluded that modern medical science will inform us that children are in reality human beings at some point before the moment of complete birth,” he said. “Canadians need to know there’s no human rights for children before complete birth.”
Woodworth said he doesn’t want to reopen the abortion debate, but that Canada needs a just law.
“A respectful dialogue to update a 400-year-old definition of human being with the aid of 21st century information will benefit everyone,” he said.
In 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law, as it violated Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by interfering with a woman’s freedom and personal security.
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is opposing the motion, as it reopens the abortion debate.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said he won’t support the motion, because of that perception.
“The motion is a vehicle for religious groups and the anti-choice movement to establish legal personhood for fetuses. If they succeed, they’ll try to re-criminalize abortion,” said ARCC’s executive director Joyce Arthur.
Brown added he is encouraging constituents to send letters and emails.
“People can send me petitions or letters. I’m surprised there has been very little input on this when other MPs have told me they have had a lot.”
Brown met with the Barrie Christian Council – a group of local ministers – Friday.

Run With Life: Top secret abortion figures

Run With Life: Top secret abortion figures: Barbara Kay says it like it is. And she gives us a pretty good final analysis on what happened recently in Ontario regarding Freedom of Information, or lack thereof:

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Prayer of Oscar Romero

The Prayer of Oscar Romero

"It helps now and then to step back and take the long view" - wise words from Archbishop Oscar Romero. The Archbishop served the people of El Salvador and was assassinated in 1980 while he was saying mass in San Salvador.
It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.
Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying
that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation
in realizing that. This enables us to do something,
and to do it very well. It may be incomplete,
but it is a beginning, a step along the way,
an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference
between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


2012 05-17 Dr. Anthony Levatino Statement

Testimony of Anthony Levatino, MD, JD before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives on The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Run With Life: "Pro-choice"

Run With Life: "Pro-choice": My mother used to say, "You may as well laugh as to cry". I thought of that saying as I sat down to write this blog entry. I wanted to te...