We have a serious problem in America; Christians are not wise. Christians do not know or love the Word of God, and they are not committed to obeying His law.
Let’s use a simple example: the purposeful taking of innocent human life. The sixth commandment is “Thou shalt not commit murder,” and God tells us why in Genesis 9:
Whoever sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.
Human life is precious because we reflect the image of God, however, 76% of American Christians plan to cast a vote in 2012 that will support a candidate who publicly supports abortion.
On a completely different topic:
In my last pregnancy update I challenged you to find our subtle naming pattern. Many of you patient souls figured it out, although as one reader pointed out it’s more of a rule than a pattern.
Each person in our family (including Mark and me) has a ‘letter buddy’, someone whose first name begins with the same letter as their first name. Many of you all also noticed that up to this point all ‘letter buddies’ are also the same gender.
- Kimberly and Kaitlin
- Mark and Matthew
- Amber and Alyssa
- Carter and Colby
- Sadie and Savannah
Isabella and Nicholas don’t yet have a ‘letter buddy’.
It’s kind of fun having a little pattern going on, but bottom line we want to name all of our children the BEST possible name that we can think of, so we’re not sure it the pattern will survive or ever be complete.
Some of you mentioned that perhaps we’re indecisive about this baby’s name because the baby is a girl. This makes me laugh (a bit nervously because I’ve made a quilt, diaper bag, changing pad, burp cloths, hats, sleep sack, etc. all specifically BOY).
There has not been a boy born in our current church for the past 8 years. There are 15 or 16 ladies currently expecting (it’s not a huge church, God is just currently pouring out His wonderful blessings of children) and everyone who has found out the gender is having a girl. Pregnant friends outside of our church, 5 of us due within a week of each other, are also trending girls, so this baby is certainly bucking the girl pattern.
Thanks for your well wishes and prayers!