Post Abortive Forgiveness
October Baby is a movie that came out last spring about a young lady who discovers that she was the survivor of an abortion. Her twin was aborted, but she survived. Now she’s a 19 year old young lady who has just found this out, and she sets out to find her birth mother. Shari Rigby portrays her birth mother in the film. But a profound--and REAL—twist to the plot of the movie is that the actress, Shari Rigby, actually DID have an abortion about 20 years ago. Shari talked with me about her experience in the film, especially a scene where she discovers that her surviving daughter has written her a note to tell her she has forgiven her…”
CLICK to hear Shari Rigby's statement.
This is Sanctity of Human Life Month and the March for Life is today in Washington. Remember Sanctity of Life includes post-abortive women, as well.
CLICK for Steve Tanner's complete interview with Shari Rigby.
TRIVIA: Shari Rigby is former American Idol Winner Jordan Sparks' aunt. And she is a longtime fan of Family Life Radio!
October Baby Web Site
Yesterday we told you about the Defense Department’s decision to lift the ban on women serving in military combat roles. The new policy, in many cases, is just codifying what has been happening in reality for many years. Tucson’s Martha McSally is a retired Air Force Colonel who was the first American woman to fly in combat. She’s also a friend of Family Life Radio, She says, “We are all uniquely and wonderfully made and we need to step up and serve where our capabilities and qualities are being used and what we are called to do. Let each person seek what they are called to do and if they are qualified and capable to do that, why would we tell them they can’t, that is biblical.” Critics say lifting the ban could put our military at risk if physical standards are lowered to accommodate women.
Women in Combat
March for Life
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators assemble on the Mall in Washington DC today to celebrate life. The March for Life begins at Noon Eastern Time today. March for Life President Jeanne Monahan says, “Those of us who’ve grown up in this era are missing a whole host of friends and peers that should be here with us.” Monahan also says the good news is that more states are passing laws that encourage parental involvement and decrease the number of abortions. Please pray legislation continues in that direction. More importantly, pray for HEARTS to move in that direction. www.marchForLife.org.
John Kerry’s quest to become the next Secretary of State began smoothly yesterday, as his Senate confirmation hearing went pretty much as he would have hoped it would. Kerry is currently the chairman of the committee vetting him for the nomination. A Senate floor vote on the nomination is expected as early as next week. He is expected to be easily confirmed to replace the outgoing Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Two years ago today the uprising began that would lead to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. Now, Egypt is a very different country, with the Muslim Brotherhood in control and the current regime facing its own wave of protests.
After some recent malfunctions and mishaps—including a batter fire in Boston--Boeing faces growing concern about it’s 787 Dreamliner. The National Transportation Safety Board grounded the fleet of 787’s last week.
Church Around the World
Two North Korean Christians Killed for Their Faith
As you freely head to worship services and Bible Studies at your church this weekend, remember to pray for the persecuted church around the world. A case in point: Open Doors confirms the death of two Christians in North Korea. One died in one of North Korea’s notorious labor camps while the other was shot while he was on his way back to Bible training in China. He had recently surrendered his life to Jesus and was seeking the Bible training so he could better share the hope of Christ with his North Korean family.
The world’s unemployment rate is up. Young adults are the hardest hit demographic. Global Employment Trends’ 2013 report, says six percent of the world’s workforce was looking for a job in 2012. Long term unemployed numbers are growing as well.
You’re staying inside away from the cold weather and people so you don’t the flu, right? Watch out for dust mites. Many who’ve been holed up inside are not happy with their uninvited guests. When homes are closed up for the winter, high indoor humidity levels can lead to mold spores. Much of the congestion problems people face have nothing to do with the flu but are symptoms of indoor allergens.
Lower State Taxes
Phil Mickelson stepped into the tax debate fire this week with his lament of California’s high tax rates. He has since backed off his complaint, but some states are actually seeking to be the ANTI-California and actually LOWER their rates in order to stimulate economic growth. Kansas is among the batch of states moving closer to their fellow Family Life Nation states of Texas and Florida, who have no state income tax at all.
What’s bothering YOUR budget? A new Gallup poll says 79 percent of us say it’s energy prices, including the cost of gasoline which, by the way, is up seven and a half cents a gallon over the past week. Next most blamed culprit for draining the family budget is food, followed by… you guess it… taxes.