Author Archives: Shirlee Abbott

The Right Questions

Let’s take another look at the most common reasons for an abortion: “The timing is wrong.” It’s not about now . . . what about 5, 10, 40 and 80 years from now? “I can’t afford a baby.” What, besides … Continue reading

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Choice of Voice

  These are the most common reasons women choose abortion. Good sense? Or excuses?     A baby doesn’t fit into her plans Not enough money Relationship problems “The timing is wrong.” “I can’t afford a baby.” “I have issues … Continue reading

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Baby Safe

God designed the womb to be a safe shelter for unborn babies. Psalm 139:13 (CEV) You are the one who put me together  inside my mother’s body.   Let’s be honest. Many women are distressed by their pregnancies, and abortion … Continue reading

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Worth Remembering

I learned this little ditty early on. Some folks must have missed that lesson.   “O be careful little tongue what you say   O be careful little tongue what you say   For the Father up above   is looking … Continue reading

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Watch Your Words

  Careless words can cause a ton of trouble. Matthew 5:33 (MSG) Don’t say anything you don’t mean.

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Call in the Good Guys

Years ago, when Haiti was going through a change in government, I asked a Haitian friend which ones were the good guys. He answered, sadly, “there are no good guys.” Sometimes, here in my own country, I wonder which ones … Continue reading

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Blessed Nations

I heard last week that not one of countries with the worst quality of life for their citizens is governed by Christians. I haven’t researched that statement, but it lines up with Scripture.   Psalm 33:12 (NIV) Blessed is the … Continue reading

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Who Is My Neighbor?

  It appears that our President spoke negatively, even crudely, about certain nations. His words aside, what about those places?   Not my nation, not my problem If I lived there, I’d leave What can I do to help? Bring … Continue reading

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Eternal Shelter in Niger

  Niger is back in the news, thanks to nasty words attributed to our President. Samaritan’s Purse is at work in Niger, helping local churches. More than 50 churches were burned in January 2015.   “‘In my heart, I felt … Continue reading

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Contagious Fake News

In the Old Testament, there is a connection between gossip (Hebrew: lashon hara)  and leprosy (tzara’at–probably not what we know as leprosy or Hanson’s disease, but rather a very contagious skin disease). In Numbers 12, Miriam speaks against Moses (lashon hara) … Continue reading

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