Monday, February 16, 2009

Controversial Yet Critical--A Topic I Can't Ignore

I've always been pro-life. But now that I'm pregnant, I'm PASSIONATE about it. I can't ignore the precious baby moving inside me...yes, I said it: baby. Not blob, not even fetus. A real, live, human baby.

I was recently made aware of a project going on called the Red Envelope Project--you can read more about it here. The basic idea behind this project, which was started by Chris Otto, is to send an empty red envelope to President Obama. Each empty envelope signifies a life that was taken because of abortion.

President Obama has made his views very clear when it comes to abortion. Taking a stand against such views almost seems like a lost cause, but GOD is in control, and He is the One who can change a man--we just need to do our part.

While I don't agree with President Obama (especially in regards to abortion), he is the leader of our nation--and in order to lead "peaceful and quiet lives", as the Bible says, I must pray for him.

Pray that his heart will be changed. Pray that he will see that children aren't a "punishment" but a precious gift.

There are a lot of other great sites that are doing their part in the fight against abortion. Abort73 is one of them. Here's a video from their site:

Lastly, here is a scripture I came across awhile back that I posted on our refrigerator:

Proverbs 24:11-12 (New Living Translation)

11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
save them as they stagger to their death.
12 Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.”
For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

This scripture stands as a daily reminder that as a Christian, I have an obligation to protect innocent lives. What we do may seem insignificant--but God loves to use the powerless to show the powerful that He is still in control.

God takes life seriously--so should we.

Time to go buy some red envelopes!


  1. Your post is wonderful Kari! If I can't find some red envelopes in my card stash I will go buy some!
    Love you,
    Carol (aka Nana)

  2. I heard about your blog from your sweet mother-in-law's blog.
    I love this post and couldn't agree more.
    If everyone would just look online at websites like
    you are able to see how a little baby starts to develop even at the size of a sesame seed. This is a life the moment of conception.
    Several people very close to me have had miscarriages and it tore them apart. To know that so many are aborting each day just breaks my heart.
    For the life of me I don't see how anyone can look at material that is available....seeing how these abortions are done and not have a ton of guilt. I'm praying for Obama. I'm praying for our nation as a whole.
    I know you're excited to see little Ethan. I'm keeping you both in my prayers.
    Nice to meet you!
    Valerie (Oklahoma)

  3. Oh my, I was in tears reading this. I guess I will be buying me some red envelopes. As I struggle to get pregnant I get upset thinking about how women can just kill a baby that is growing inside of her. It is a BABY as soon as it is conceived. Some people say, "Well, there is some times it is good for abortion". I know this, but then again I have my own opinions about that! Thanks for this post! =)

  4. I really like your blog, your header is beautiful with so much meaning. Thanks for stopping by my blog for Worship and Praise Sunday. Have a wonderful week as you await the time to give birth to your little one. God bless you!

  5. What a great idea! Now would probably be a good time to find some red envelopes at the after Valentine's Day sales.

  6. Hi Kari...I'm coming by to welcome you to Blogland from Carol's blog. I have heard of the red envelope project & intend to do it also. I know you must be counting the days till your sweet baby Ethan arrives! ;-) Bo

  7. I love this post...very true! I agree completely and know how you feel about being even more passionate about pro-life once you are pregnant or have babies. I'm going to pass the word on about the red envelope project, and what an inspirational thing to say, to just pray for our President's heart. I agree completely. Congratulations on your baby boy! When are you due?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog (Haselwood Family) and thanks for the comment on my pictures. My daughter Kaelyn has a knack for silly faces! will soon know all about it first hand!

  8. Hi Kari:
    I went back to your first blog to say Welcome to you. It's pretty addicting, this blogging thing.
    I hadn't heard about the red envelope project. I am with you...children are precious.

  9. I am pro life too! I would like to send a red envelope to President Obama. I am like you, I didn't vote for him, but I do support him as our president and leader and I pray for him.

    I pray for blessings with your delivery!!!

    Hugs, Sharon
    P.S. I am Brittany (sweet nothings) mother in law!

  10. What a wonderful start for your blog Kari! God bless you for your stand! I'll be looking for some red envelopes. too. Thank you for the video. I had no idea all that happened the month before I was married. If you read my Jan 18th post on my blog, you'll see I adopted one of those babies saved from abortion. God bless you as you start this wonderful, life-changing relationship with Ethan! I love everything about your blog. The banner is beautiful and so how I feel, also. Love your music, too. :)
    Love, Denise
    P.S. I am Elena's(Elena's Garden)sister.

  11. I couldn't agree more with this post! That is such a great idea with the red envelopes! I'm going to go to that website and read more! The video was great too. I had no idea.

    Thanks for posting about it! It's a powerful subject.

  12. Going to go buy some red envelopes today! Thank you for posting this.


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