Wednesday, February 27, 2008

put in my place

Yesterday was quite an unproductive day. To put in persepective the seriousness of this statement, let me just say that I wrote one "Thank You" note and I felt very accomplished. Anyway, last night I was venting to a close and precious friend of mine about a decision I have to make in the near future. This conversation included me giving her an explanation of all my thoughts concerning the conflict ive been having within myself to make this particular decision. It has really taken over my mind recently and it has seemed to be so important. As I continued talking, the voice of a third party who had been listening suddenly joined in and said, "It's ok Gab. Its really not that big of a deal in the big picture. It's gonna be alright, its just not that big of a deal". Though im pretty positive that the third party was unaware of the impact and significance of their statement, it actually hit me pretty hard. Its just not that big of a deal, im pretty sure that life will go on and that I will somehow survive :) Though I DO wish I knew what the big picture looked like, I rest knowing that I have complete trust in the One who paints it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Any other ideas?

So Ive been thinking a lot recently about the issue of abortion. Ive been thinking about the fact that I am pro-life, along with many other Christians that I know. So when I think about women who are debating having an abortion, my first response is, "Well they do have another option - they can put the child up for adoption". Actually, I would probably go as far as to say that many Christians have this same response, because it is kind of considered "the other option". However, there is an issue with the option of adoption...there aren't enough people to adopt. Especially if all the women in the world started putting their unwanted children up for adoption, as opposed to aborting them...there would definitely not be enough people to adopt.

In view of all this, the Lord has laid something on my heart. I feel quite strongly about the issue that we have today with abortion. I have seen abortion effect peoples lives in a deep and traumatic way. So i have asked God what i could ever do or say that could help prevent women from making the decision to abort. While I'm not quite sure that I have fully received an answer to this question, I do know that the Lord has laid one specific thing on my heart. Someday im going to be a supporter of "the other option"by adopting children who might of otherwise been aborted. If we as Christians are going to tell women not to abort, but to put their child up for adoption, I think we should be a supporter of those adoptions. I would hope that some would at least consider the idea. Though i am not sure who they are, im sure that others have had this same idea and have probably written something way more insightful on the subject. It just seems that there must be something we can do...any other ideas?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Weekends @ Home

So i have just spent the last hour of my life creating blogs with my mom. She wanted one, needed me to show her how to create it, and finally sucked me into having one myself. So here i am. An official blog-owner.

10 Reasons to come home from college on weekends:

1. apple crisp
2. quilts from the family room
3. non-caf food
4. legal candle burning
5. my own room
6. my little brother
7. hot tea is always ready
8. a full house
9. permanent toiletries in my shower
10. mason jars for drinking glasses