Here is the latest update on the Fred Thompson campaign as seen on WKRN-TV. He is expected to announce his candidacy early next week after Labor Day.
Everyone have a SAFE and enjoyable weekend!
(enjoy the Spanish music and please accept my apologies for no subtitles)
On December 8, 1982 Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia with no arms or legs, but only a small, two-toed foot growing out of his left thigh. Although there was no known medical reason for this occurrence, he resembled the Thalidomide babies from the early 1960's.
According to his testimony the midwives hid him from his mother when he was born, to spare her the shock of his deformity; while his father, having seen the newborn, had to run outside and purge. It was a shock to everyone, but they made the best of it with what they had available school-wise. Although Nick suffered at the hands of his peers and experienced great depression throughout his childhood, he was able to overcome his disability and emotional distraught through the Grace of God. He then founded Life Without Limbs, an organization dedicated to inspiring others not only to face life, but to achieve life's greater purpose. Currently he travels abroad working as a motivational and Christian inspirational speaker.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My Grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
What a shame it would've been had his parents looked at a sonogram early in the pregnancy and decided to abort the child. While some short-sighted person would have recommended this to spare the hardship of the child and the family in general, we can now clearly see the folly in such a decision which would've denied other limbless people a man of such inspiration.
And with this in mind, how can anyone rationalize having an abortion performed simply because a child would be "unwanted?" I ask, unwanted by whom? Certainly not by God! And the lives of these children are not unwanted by themselves, either. Go to any orphanage and ask a child: Do you wish you had been aborted? The answer you can expect is: Of course not! I wish I had a Mom and Dad who loved me enough to raise me. Adoption is always an option. And if it isn't the next best thing, it sure beats killing babies in the womb.
Five minutes of Fred Thompson's impromptu speech at the Iowa State Fair.
Sure sounds like he's running. In fact he stated to a woman who said she was "in limbo" on whether or not to support him: "We'll be in your face so much you'll be sick of us."
And he looks like he's running. He appears to have slimmed down to a healthy "fighting weight" like he's ready for a race or something. And he has greatly improved his impromptu speaking skills--I see no note cards, prepared text, or teleprompters, and yet he speaks on important issues so comfortably.
Yes, he's running. And he's likely to run past the others all the way to the White House.
This is a video of lions making what would otherwise have been an easy kill. But then an alligator joins the fight, and when that ends the buffalo return to rescue their own.
I have never seen this kind of behavior in a nature video where the prey take the day. It is truly amazing. It's a little long so be patient. And then tell me if you can see the political or religious significance in this? I sure can!
Now if only a continent of water buffalo, namely Europe or even North America, would learn from this...