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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Calling All Tofu Lovers!

You might want to read this super quick article to see how soy affects your ovulation, fertility and general health, and that of your babies and kids too.We ate this way for two years and it was one of the worst choices we ever made. In the midst of it we had only one pregnancy that ended in miscarriage, and we were trying to get pregnant.


For any mom (or human!), choices confront us every day. Will you get your work done or take that nap? How will you take care of your child's education? What are you making for dinner? What battle will you be unmovable on, and which ones do you choose to let go without a fight? Will you take that job? How will you pay the bills when the unexpected happens? Some things are easy, like deciding what to wear in the morning and pouring milk into a cup for a smiling baby.  Other things produce tears, agony and soul searching. Some decisions are momentary, some monumental. Some are temporal, some eternal.

Today I am pondering the choices I have made, and the places they are taking me to. In 2004 I made one big one- I asked God to open my eyes. I have not been able to close them since. I have learned a lot since then. At that time I was single and I had never birthed or lost a child. I was bound only to the word and wind of God. Today I am bound by cords of love to a wonderful husband, a little one growing up in heaven whom we named, two beauties on earth whose laughter I love and a new one growing in the safe place I chose to give him in my womb. Yet I am living this life with eyes wide open. I chose, I asked to see. Many places I look in our culture I see eugenics speaking up, eugenics shaping the culture, even the culture of the church. And so I am finally speaking up.

I love the word of God, I love life and I hate death. That means I hate eugenics. I hate it because it destroys, it robs, it discriminates and it always ends up killing. It violates human worth, every time. Some people think it died in the 1940's but I have learned too much to blindly accept that. It simply isn't factual historically. I think I will lose some friends because sometimes it is easier to loathe the messenger than the facts we don't want to know about. But I used to be blind, and God's truth set me free. If one person could get free from the pull of eugenics because of my voice then that is enough for me. Even if no one does, the weight of responsibility is on me to speak up, and by doing so I can be at peace with God.

Today I was thinking of the saying, "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil." Although it is often repeated, often photographed even, it isn't the thing a Christian should follow. Scripture tells us to be innocent of that which is evil. It never says be ignorant of it. Living with eyes wide open can be a tough road. There are things I wish I didn't know because I hate evil. It always hurts people. But with ears wide open we can hear what is wrong, see what needs to be fixed and how to fix it and use our voices to end it. No matter the outcome, I figure it is a good choice, a monumental and eternal one.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Al Gore on Empowering Women

The following quote was given last week by Al Gore at the Games for Change convention in New York City. When asked what could be done to address population growth, his response was telling.
“One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women. You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children.
You have to lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important — you have to educate girls and empower women. And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.”
This is a striking statement of the animosity Al Gore and other powerful, influential elite people with measures of control over public policies and opinion have towards women like me, and in shaping our very minds. Apparently the reason I love babies so much is because I just didn't go in debt enough to the very education system which would have indoctrinated me to despise children and to see them as a curse, not a gift. These kind of people think that if I had a huge student loan strapped to my back right now I most likely would not be pregnant with my- gasp- third child. They could care less about the beauty of family and the historicity of it, but they do care that my third child will be breathing. Carbon emissions, you know.The UN doesn't want many children around breathing either, and they also think women should be educated out of having anything but a small family. ( see: II. ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS MADE SINCE THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 4/, 5/ and read number 8.)

I fully support the idea of educating women, but not into dark ideologies designed to suppress what God made women to be and what God made women to carry. True, not all women marry and have children, but until recently in history, most did. It is natural, after all. The joy of being impregnated with life, nurturing it for around 9 months and giving birth is one of the most incredible, powerful natural experiences a woman will ever experience. Women can be skilled in many things, and taught many trades. One skill that is natural to women of every race and continent had always been before the nurturing and creating of life. It is one of the most ancient abilities of women that our best science still can not fully grasp nor fully explain. It is a mystery contained withing a woman alone.

If we must educate women on the effects of a small family mindset, then  we must study the one country which has adopted and enforced this type of population control: China. Educate yourselves on the suicide, grief, trauma and violent violations suffered by millions of Chinese women and their sons and daughters. Listen to testimony of those who have had their children killed inside them to their horror and have sometimes even been shown their dead babies. Read about the forced sterilization of women, the ones who are drug out of their homes, screaming down their streets by family planning police. Study and see for yourself how this policy in China has caused human trafficking and kidnappings to rise, and societal upheaval which is rearing millions of men with no hope of finding wives.  China is out of balance, Mr. Gore, after decades of  following a small family policy. If this is the kind of balance you want to achieve, I must say no.

If small families are what you want to teach me, Mr. Gore, no thank you. You would steal from me the power and beauty of the pregnancies and births that will naturally come for me. You would steal the joy of watching another amazing human grow up as a beautiful and loving contributor in society. You would steal from me the right to make a reproductive choice as such thinking will never be 100% voluntary and force in some way is inevitable eventually if it were to be successful. You would steal from my family to be and leave the humongous wildlife refuges devoid of people and full of GMO plants. That is neither beautiful, nor enticing.

In the words of Martha Sears, married to the famous pediatrician Dr. Sears, "The world needs my children." You will not indoctrinate me out of them. I am too educated in joy, love, life, and the ramifications of human error. And besides, who would want to leave no room for orphans? Not me. I live in a world where there is always enough. I live in a world where children are a gift and not a curse. Teach people that kids are a curse and you will have a very hard time taking care of our orphans. You might choose to err on the side of sometimes faulty science. I will always choose to err on the side of love because love never fails.

Do Ethical Vaccines Mean Ethical Companies?

If you are an advocate of children's justice, you are likely aware that many vaccines regularly administered to babies and children in the US and Canada have been grown in cultures from aborted human babies. However, you may also know that many companies responding to pressure from those who say such actions are atrocious and inhumane have been creating ethical versions of the offending vaccines. Before you run out and purchase an "ethical" version, I would urge you to consider the ramifications of continuing to support any company that profits off of the lives of innocent babies. I would urge you to do your research and support an ethical company, not just an individual, ethically produced vaccine.

Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, Glaxo Smith Kline, Genenteck, Amgen, Eli Lilly and Acambis all profit off of the death of an innocent children. Should your money really go to them? Click here to view a pdf format showing which vaccines exploit human lives, and which ethical versions there are.

In your quest as a good parent to create a safe environment for your children to grow up in, it is important to know that for the rubella vaccine, over 70!!! babies were aborted for the purpose of creating that specific vaccine, one which was electively aborted at three months gestation. In addition, the stem cell line PER C6 was created by a Dutch pharmaceutical company by creating a baby specifically for the purpose of vaccine research. This sweet baby was killed at 18 weeks gestation, seven weeks farther along than I am right now, happily expecting to feel my baby move in the next few weeks. Not that the age of the baby makes a difference, but that is a four and a half month old baby who should have been nurtured in love. Instead, they were conceived for the purposes of blood money, treated as a commodity and resource, and summarily killed.

If you are a parent who cares about human life, please cast your vote next time you are in your pediatrician's office for a well check up and vaccination visit. Support the pro baby goals of AVM Biotech and Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute. Stop funding companies that turn a profit at the death of innocent babies.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Worth Listening To! My Voice by Pitch Michael

Affordable Organic Food

For those of you on the West Coast who are looking for a good way to feed your family healthfully without spending an arm and a leg, you might want to look into

Back when I was single, working one or two jobs, sometimes in college and heavily committed at my local church, I purchased a Costco membership and began cooking in bulk whenever I could fit it in. On the days I wasn't running out the door to get my favorite bean rice and cheese burrito, I might have brought stuffed peppers or baked salmon into work for my lunch break. Can you say yum? I found that on a tight budget the only way I could afford to eat good, quality food was to purchase it in bulk and freeze my single size meal portions in the freezer. Since then I have learned a bit more about what is quality, I still shop at Costco and in this phase of life I have also entered into the wonderful world of Azure Standard. You might want to, too!

At Azure Standard you can purchase quality bulk or single item foods ranging from chicken scratch, fresh produce, seeds, baking goods like bulk organic wheat berries and canned items... etc. I think you get the picture. There are no membership fees and you do not have to order every month. However, when you do order, you must spend at least $50. How easy is that? To view their pricing you can request a catalog or create a free online account. You can even create a favorites list and check the items you want to order that month. That feature is a huge time saver. Unfortunately their system does not yet tell you when an item is out of stock, but that is coming. That is my only complaint, and not worth dwelling on when it will be resolved in due time.

Once your order is placed you simply drive to your local pick up location on the designated day and get your order. You can pay cash on delivery or credit card on the internet ahead of time. You can create a local drop point if there is not one in your area.

This company is based in Oregon and produces some of the food themselves, but most of it comes from other companies whose brand names you might recognize if you have already been steering away from conventional, processed foods with bizarre, foreign sounding ingredient lists. The bulk option makes your purchase  more affordable, but when you can not afford that, or do not need it, the choice to order a small size or single item comes in handily.

If you have been looking for an affordable way to feed your family more healthy foods, they have an amazing supply of organic items and other more natural products. It is definitely worth a shot!