Does Life Begin At Conception? Shedding A Light On The Abortion Clinics Lies

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… Jeremiah 1:5

“…is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?”~ Alice von Hildebrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman, p.24 ~

I know that abortion is a sensitive touchy topic but I want to help spread the truth and help women who are facing difficult decisions to make educated choices. I volunteered at pro-life pregnancy center for four years and I learned a lot about pregnancy, fetal development, abortion, adoption and so much more. I also had the privilege of counseling and praying with the abortion minded women and being there with them when they received their free ultrasound, many getting to see their babies for the first time. Many of the women were confused because their friends, doctors and abortion clinics had told them that the “thing” inside their body was not a baby and it was okay for them to “terminate” the pregnancy. When they ladies saw their babies on the screen, they were able to see their hearts beating and tiny bodies already forming. Many of them were emotional and confused because they had been lied too. The “thing” inside of them wasn’t just a blob of bloody tissue, it was in fact a baby!!

Please read the brief facts below that I found on the National Right to Life website and share it with your friends and family. We must not believe lies but continue to educate ourselves on the truth. God created EVERY life and EVERY life deserves a chance to be born and make a difference in the world!! 

http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/fetaldevelopment.html

Day 1:  fertilization: all human chromosomes are present; unique human life begins.

Day 6:  embryo begins implantation in the uterus.

Day 22:  heart begins to beat with the child’s own blood, often a different type than the mothers’.

Week 3:  By the end of third week the child’s backbone spinal column and nervous system are forming.  The liver, kidneys and intestines begin to take shape.

Week 4:  By the end of week four the child is ten thousand times larger than the fertilized egg. 

Week 5:  Eyes, legs, and hands begin to develop.

Week 6:  Brain waves are detectable; mouth and lips are present; fingernails are forming.Week 7: Eyelids, and toes form, nose distinct.  The baby is kicking and swimming.

Week 8:  Every organ is in place, bones begin to replace cartilage, and fingerprints begin to form.  By the 8th week the baby can begin to hear. 

Weeks 9 and 10:
  Teeth begin to form, fingernails develop.  The baby can turn his head, and frown.  The baby can hiccup. 

Weeks 10 and 11:  The baby can “breathe” amniotic fluid and urinate.  Week 11 the baby can grasp objects placed in its hand; all organ systems are functioning.  The baby has a skeletal structure, nerves, and circulation.

Week 12: The baby has all of the parts necessary to experience pain, including nerves, spinal cord, and thalamus.  Vocal cords are complete.  The baby can suck its thumb. 

Week 14:  At this age, the heart pumps several quarts of blood through the body every day.

Week 15:  The baby has an adult’s taste buds.

Month 4:  Bone Marrow is now beginning to form.  The heart is pumping 25 quarts of blood a day.  By the end of month 4 the baby will be 8-10 inches in length and will weigh up to half a pound.

Week 17:  The baby can have dream (REM) sleep. 

Week 19:  Babies can routinely be saved at 21 to 22 weeks after fertilization, and sometimes they can be saved even younger.

Week 20:  The earliest stage at which Partial birth abortions are performed.  At 20 weeks the baby recognizes its’ mothers voice.

Months 5 and 6:  The baby practices breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into its developing lungs. The baby will grasp at the umbilical cord when it feels it.  Most mothers feel an increase in movement, kicking, and hiccups from the baby.  Oil and sweat glands are now functioning.  The baby is now twelve inches long or more, and weighs up to one and a half pounds. 

Months 7 through 9:  Eyeteeth are present.  The baby opens and closes his eyes.  The baby is using four of the five senses (vision, hearing, taste, and touch.)  He knows the difference between waking and sleeping, and can relate to the moods of the mother.  The baby’s skin begins to thicken, and a layer of fat is produced and stored beneath the skin.  Antibodies are built up, and the baby’s heart begins to pump 300 gallons of blood per day.  Approximately one week before the birth the baby stops growing, and “drops” usually head down into the pelvic cavity.

**Question, what do you think about what you’ve read? Did you learn anything? Did anything surprise you?**

Here is another awesome website about baby’s development in the womb and myths about pregnancy and abortion. It’s a very easy read and not graphic at all. http://www.freewebs.com/prolifeforlife/isabortionmurder.htm

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Shout Out To All My Diamonds! Ladies Live Your Worth!

This past Wednesday I attended the women’s ministry meeting at my church, Word of Faith Southfield http://woficc.com. The women received an awesome on time word from our First Lady, Minister Tiffany Butler. The title of the message was Live What You Are Worth. Min. Tiffany helped us to see that the Proverbs 31 woman in the bible, can be likened to a diamond. She gave us several examples, definitions and scriptures that I will share with you below. The reason I wanted to blog about this message is because it’s one that EVERY woman should hear. The world tells us that we are only valuable and desirable if we are sexy, skinny, rich and successful by their standards. God has a standard and His way is always right. God’s way won’t have you alone, depressed, hurt and confused! When you don’t know your worth, you live a life that is not pleasing to God and that is hurtful and dangerous to yourself. Below are my notes of the key points from the message. I encourage you to order the message to hear it in it’s entirety. You can order the CD, DVD or MP3 at http://woficc.com

Live What You Are Worth

Proverbs 31 teaches us that a virtuous woman is most desired and searched after by a REAL man of God.

The Proverbs 31 woman can be compared to a diamond. Diamonds are precious, of high cost, valuable, cherished, their pure and durable. Diamonds are capable of withstanding wear and tare.

Just as we take care of the diamonds we own, God takes care of us. We are pure and spotless in God’s eyes.

God designed each of us specifically for a special purpose, just like a jewelry maker designs a diamond.

Ladies it’s time to STOP shaking up, STOP tripping, and know that you HAVE a man who loves you!! JESUS!

Ladies take a second and acknowledge God’s presence and He will whisper sweet nothings to you. He will tell you how much He loves you, how special you are in His eyes, just like His word tells us in the bible.

Stop depending on a man and depend on God! We need to start bragging on Jesus and ALL that He’s done for us!

With Jesus, you don’t have to drop it likes it’s hot, all He wants is for you to spend some fellowship time with Him. (in prayer, praise, worship and getting into His word daily) He wants to know you deeply, not just on the surface when you come to church.

Single ladies, you already have a man who knows how to treat you! God is loving you and taking care of you and when you develop a true relationship with Him and then your man of God comes along, you’ll already know how he should treat you.

Married ladies, make sure you brag on the man who created your man!

We ALL need to know our worth and live our worth everyday!

John 4:10-18

5 Keys To Living What You Are Worth

1. You must have a pure heart and live holy. Matt 5:8. Act and dress like a woman of God at all times.

1 Timothy 2:8-10 Luke 1:58. Live holy to be blessed. Single ladies stop wearing sexy, too tight clothes to church in hopes of finding a man! 3 rules, nothing too tight, too short or too sexy, just don’t wear it!!

2. Be obedient to God, hear and obey His word.

3. Be a woman of compassion.

4. Be patient Hebrews 6:12. Diamonds don’t chance us around the jewelry store saying PICK ME PICK ME, so ladies we need to learn to wait patiently to be picked by our future husband. Also ladies, stay out of these married men’s faces. God won’t tell you that someone else’s husband is yours!

5. Be committed to living a godly lifestyle at all cost. 2 Thess 2:15

**Question: Diamonds, how do you plan to live your worth this year?** Please post your answers below.

How To Avoid Falling For The Down Low Brotha

While watching Oprah this week, it was revealed that yet another celebrity couples marriage ended because of the husband coming out. Fran Drescher and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson got a divorce after he came out after 21 years of marriage. Years later, the couple is now comfortable with their situation and decided to make a seemingly cute and funny sitcom about a wife, her ex husband and his lover. Yeah, sounds hilarious doesn’t it? NOT unfortunately there have been several celebrity couples over the years who have announced divorce for this very same reason, Terry McMillian being one of them. As we watch talk shows and read articles about more and more husbands mainly, coming out of the closet, we may tend to get jaded and desensitized by the seriousness of the situation. Down low men lead to women getting AIDS and families being destroyed. Now to answer the question, how to know if your man is on the down low.

When I researched ways to tell if your man was on the down low, I found many silly questions for women to go off of. Checkout these sample questions.

1. Does he complement other men

2. Does wear tight pants

3. Does he hang out with his male friends a lot

4. Does he enjoy grooming himself excessively

Those examples are silly because men that hide their true sexuality have been doing it for years and are good at it. Just because a man  does one or two of those things above does not mean that he is gay. I do not believe that women should have to go around like detectives trying to figure out what  men have the “gay signs,” and which ones don’t.

 The answer is simple, all ladies need to do is the following to increased their cases of not getting involved with a down low man:

 1. Pray and seek God BEFORE exclusively dating a man. If you don’t have peace in your mind and heart about a particular guy, don’t force it, just let him go, there are other men out there. Just because a handsome man ask you out does not mean you have to go. Take a moment to check your spirit. Taking time to slow down and pray could possibly save you time and your life.

2. Date for a long enough period of time so that you two really feel like you know each other before getting super serious. Now a days many women just want to hook up with someone and not be lonely. When we as women take that attitude we are cheating ourselves from a special time of courtship and a serious time of dating investigation. Every man who smiles at you and spends a little money on you does not deserve your heart or your panties. Slow down, do plenty of talking/interviewing and less physical contact. Premature intimacy clouds people’s vision and tends to leave them open for drama, hurt and pain.

3. Be wise while dating, pay attention to the signs and listen to the Holy Spirit. Ladies pay attention to the things your man is saying and doing.  Spend time in prayer asking your Heavenly Father if this man and relationship is a blessing or a curse. Don’t ignore warning signs of any kind. Who cares if he is sexy, rich and ready to carry you into the sun set, if he isn’t right for you, it will only be temporary, hurtful and disappointing. Being single isn’t a curse and it’s better to be alone, happy and drama free, then miserable and suspicious while dating. 

 It really angers me to know that so many men are living double lives and their lies, when found out, destroy their families and potentially kill their women. 82% of women in America with AIDS are African American women. This is another HUGE reason why we as women can not afford to not pray, interview, close our legs and be wise when it comes to dating. It doesn’t pay to be promiscuous. There are all types of diseases out there and some can kill you. Ladies have standards, pay attention, don’t be so quick to attach yourself to a man who you don’t stop to see what may be in front of your face. I’m not saying that if you pray long and hard and date a man for 2 years, there’s no chance that he will come out ten years later and say he’s gay. What I am saying is when we follow Christ and ask Him to be our conductor, our chances of falling into the devils traps are much slimmer. With Christ we can’t go wrong. He ALWAYS has our best interest at heart and He will always warn us, the question is, are we listening???