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REBLOG: It’s a NEW DAY!

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Boston Scientific did not follow just this one rule. But, they broke many others.

Boston Scientific did not follow just this one rule. But, they broke many others.

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THIS is what justice in a courtroom looks like. Boston Scientific will appeal, but it’s a significant change in the landscape of transvaginal mesh claims. Of the $73 Million awarded to plaintiff Martha Salazar, $65 Million is in punitive damages. Legally speaking, that means the 12 jurors of, half men, the other half women UNANIMOUSLY AGREED that Boston Scientific knew what they were doing when they harmed Martha and that they should be PUNISHED. Suffice it to say, I agree.

Thanks to Joleen Chambers and Jane Akre.

Jane Akre - friend, mentor, board member, Wonder Woman!

Jane Akre – friend, mentor, board member, Wonder Woman!

Joleen Chambers: Advocate for patients, advocate for me, friend, mentor, selfless leader.

Joleen Chambers: Advocate for patients, advocate for me, friend, mentor, selfless leader.

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Reblog: Some Lingering Thoughts On Life

Originally posted on Chronicles of a Christian :

"Take My Life And Let It Be Consecrated Lord To Thee."

“Take My Life And Let It Be Consecrated Lord To Thee.”

 

I suppose I should not be so amazed, for evil’s inception well predates every thing I’ve known. The Preacher and man of wisdom, Solomon, said “what was is, and what is will be again” (Ecc 1:9), therefore I know that there is nothing new under the sun. Nevertheless, it still amazes me that I live in a world where selfishness and sin reigns. As a result of sin we have rape, murder, wars, sex slavery, child molesters, thieves, liars, and all expressions of evil. I myself was born in it, and shaped by my own iniquity. I was molded in evil, and enthralled to partake therein. I was, like everyone else, a child of the devil and heading for wrath. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 15:57)…

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The Reason for the World

Last Monday I had the amazing privilege of going to Kingdom Bound to hear (and see) Nick Vujicic speak. Nick’s ministry is Life Without Limbs and his testimony is incredibly inspirational.

Most of you know from previous posts that I live with chronic pain due to nerve damage from polypropylene mesh and surgeries. I’ve lived with it for a little over a year and a half now and it’s not likely to be going away any time soon. No, it’s never easy. Yes, I struggle with it – a lot. Day in and day out I have asked myself the Big Why’s.

Why me?

Why now?

Why won’t God heal me?

 

Honestly, you’d think that I’d have come to terms with all this and “just accepted” that things are the way they are quite a while ago. But humans are curious creatures with an insatiable desire to know. Oh I had ideas for why. Too many, perhaps.

“God is punishing me.”
“God is having me learn something.”
“God is teaching me patience.”
“God wants others to learn from what I’m going through.”
“Maybe there is a factor to the faith-healing crap after all.”
And many more.

Nick’s message at Kingdom Bound helped me understand why.

If you don’t know him, Nick was born without arms or legs. Listen to his testimony:

 

Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

John 9.3

What is this?! my heart shouted while listening to Nick. Suddenly, after reading and hearing that story all my life it hit me then. THIS is the reason for it all. THIS is WHY!

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40.31

 

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I didn’t even try to stop the tears.

 

Still God in the Darkest Night

Are You good only when I prosper,
And true only when I’m filled?
Are You King only when I’m carefree,
And God only when I’m well?
You are good when I’m poor and needy;
You are true when I’m parched and dry;
You still reign in the deepest valley;
You’re still God in the darkest night.

Temporarily Back from a Self-Inflicted Hiatus

Temporarily Back from a Self-Inflicted Hiatus

I was thinking this morning. And I was thinking that it’s been a while since I posted anything on here that has anything to do with anything chicken. So I thought to myself, “Why not post something?” Myself thought it was a good idea, and here’s a post.

 

I was out photographing the other day at the “farmette” and got some (in my opinion) quite lovely photos of a few hens, some of my mother’s flowers, and a cute one of my sister’s Jersey x Dexter heifer. I figured I’d share them with y’all.

 

Violet

Violet

Violet

Violet

Penelope

Penelope

Daylily

Daylily

Rugosa roses

Rugosa roses

Hazel

Hazel

6/2014 – The Faces of Mesh: Heather Zuk – Her Passion for Plenty

This is Amazing Grace!

I’ve just gotta say, I love grace.

 

Our pastor’s sermon this morning was about grace, and this is taken from it.

 

Grace is:

  • great (Acts 4.33 -“And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.”)
  • sovereign (Romans 5.21 – “so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”)
  • rich (Ephesians 1.7 – “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,according to the riches of his grace;” Ephesians 2.7 – “so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”)
  • exceeding (II Corinthians 9.14 – “while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.”)
  • manifold (I Peter 4.10 – “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”)
  • all-sufficient (II Corinthians 12.9 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”)
  • all-abundant (Romans 5.15, 17, 20 – “But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. [...] For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. [...] Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.”)
  • glorious (Ephesians 1.5-6 – “he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”)

Grace is the source of:

  • our election (Romans 11.5 – “So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.”)
  • the call of God (Galatians 1.15 – “But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace.”)
  • justification (Romans 3.24 – “and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”; Titus 3.7 – “so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”)
  • faith (Acts 18.27 – “And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed.”)
  • forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1.7 – “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,according to the riches of his grace.”)
  • salvation (Acts 15.11 – “But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will;” Ephesians 2.5, 8 – “even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved. [...] For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”
  • comfort and hope (II Thessalonians 2.16 – “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace.”)

 

This is amazing grace!

 

 

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