Wednesday, September 30, 2009


There are so many things in life that we have no control over, but the one thing that is ours to control is our attitude. The following is a little blurb that Chuck Swindoll wrote regarding Attitude.

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitude." - Chuck Swindoll

What choice will you make today?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shine On

Life is a lot like a sunflower. Each seed contains a new season. Some seasons are short - others are long. Some are wonderful and others are dry and hard. But the one thing that we can count on is that God's love is wrapped around each of those seasons. As long as there are seeds God is not done tending to us and growing us.

Sometimes we wait dormant. Waiting for the light to reach us and lift us out of our darkness. Even though we may feel dried up and dead on the surface - underneath we have a root system that is waiting to be filled.

Shine on, Lord. Grow us to glorify you.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Will we all be paying for abortions?

President Obama says no....but that's not what the facts say. Check out this article by Chuck Colson.

Abortion and Health Care Reform: What Are the Facts?

Chuck Colson

August 31, 2009

From having worked in the White House, I know how important it is for a President to get his facts clear when he is speaking to the American people.

Well, I'm sorry to say, it appears that President Obama has not done that regarding whether or not his health care plan would force Americans to pay for abortions.

During a recent conference call with religious leaders, the President said, "I know there's been a lot of misinformation in this debate, and there are some folks out there who are frankly bearing false witness."

And then he himself said the following: "You've heard that this is all going to mean government funding of abortion. Not true. These are all fabrications."

Are they fabrications? What about the Capps Amendment, which was passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee? The amendment would require "at least one plan covering elective abortions in every federally subsidized exchange," notes John McCormack of the Weekly Standard. It also gives the secretary of Health and Human Services "the authority to include abortion coverage in the public plan and requires that the public plan cover abortion if the Hyde repealed."

The Associated Press, which on August 2 claimed that the President wanted to continue the tradition of not forcing Americans to fund abortions, has backed off its story. On August 5, AP reporter Ricardo Alonsozaldivar acknowledged, "Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions."

And Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee called the Capps amendment "a sham." The more recent AP article "confirms what we've been saying," Johnson said. "Under both Obama-backed bills, House and Senate, the federal government would run a huge system of subsidizing elective abortion."

Finally, says the bills now before Congress "would allow a new ‘public' insurance plan to cover abortions, despite language added to the House bill that technically forbids using public funds to pay for them." FactCheck concludes "that the president goes too far when he calls the statements that government would be funding abortions ‘fabrications.'"

There's also the fact that Congress has shot down every attempt to allow wording that explicitly prevents government funding of abortions.

Now, I'm the first to agree that politics is about the art of compromise. But there are some things that Christians simply cannot compromise. One of them is federal funding of abortion—which is nothing more than the killing of unborn children.

And it's very clear that, the President's statements to the contrary—that you and I will see our tax dollars pay for abortions under the current health care reform bills. Some Congress people, like Rep. Zoe Lofgren, are even telling their constituents that abortion coverage is in the bill.

I hope you will let your representatives know that you cannot support, and will not, any health care bills that allow your tax dollars to pay for the slaughter of innocent children.

And don't let them tell you that you are misinformed—because the facts are out there.

Chuck Colson's daily BreakPoint commentary airs each weekday on more than one thousand outlets with an estimated listening audience of one million people. BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today's news and trends via radio, interactive media, and print.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The reality of texting while driving

People may joke about texting while driving....but this is what happens. Warning...this is graphic.

Make sure that everyone that you love stays safe!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gardasil - Dealth toll on the rise

Gardasil’s grim death toll is on the rise -
This is an article from the Health Sciences Institute (Thanks to Shana for sharing)

Somewhere Out There

Sometimes I wonder, who is the girl who will be the last recorded death linked to the HPV vaccine Gardasil?

She’s out there somewhere. She might be a happy child, enjoying her summer, looking forward to starting the first grade in a couple of months – still several years away from receiving her Gardasil vaccine. Or she might be a newborn, bringing enormous joy to her proud parents.

She’s out there, alive and well for the moment, and it couldn’t be more heartbreaking.

Climbing numbers

After watching my video about the dangers of Gardasil, I received an e-mail from an HSI member named Tosca, who’s affiliated with the Renew-You Centre for Wellbeing and Longevity in Australia.

Tosca writes: “I would like to pass on the word re Gardasil to our patients. Can you let me know your sources for the statement that 32 girls have died?”

The source for all reported adverse effects linked to Gardasil is the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). But unfortunately, 32 is no longer the total number of deaths associated with Gardasil. According VAERS, that number has climbed to 47.

And while the death of 47 young girls is the worst of it, there’s plenty more to dislike about this very dangerous vaccine.

Easy to spot where this trend is going

Gardasil launched in 2006, and by the end of 2007 there were 19 deaths linked to the vaccine. In 2008, 28 additional deaths were reported. And I think we can safely predict that number will rise again in 2009.

Which begs the question: How many deaths will the FDA require before this vaccine is removed from market? It’s going to happen. I have no doubt. Gardasil will eventually join Vioxx and other drugs that have been linked to death after death after death until the numbers couldn’t be ignored.

But between now and then, many young girls will die, while other girls will suffer harsh and debilitating adverse side effects.

Some of these VAERS cases are chronicled in a recent press release issued by Judicial Watch. They include one girl who required a wheel chair to get around after receiving her second of three Gardasil doses. She also experienced migraines, swelling of her face, and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and peripheral neuropathy. She’s been hospitalized two times.

Another girl, age 19, experienced fatigue, muscle pain, tremor, dizziness, nausea, convulsions, seizures, and loss of consciousness. Other girls have developed genital warts after their vaccinations. In some of these cases, warts also developed on faces, hands and feet.

Descriptions of side effects like these go on and on. According to the latest VAERS records, more than 13,700 adverse event reports in the U.S. have now been linked to Gardasil. Given the severity of many of these events, it’s hard to say what’s worse: 47 deaths, or hundreds, perhaps thousands of girls suffering daily.

How long, FDA, before you shut this monstrosity down?

You can find my Gardasil video at this link. And I hope you’ll share it with friends and family. Until the FDA decides to protect our girls, we’ll have to do the job ourselves.

“New FDA Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Indicate 28 Deaths Related to Gardasil in 2008″ Press Release, Judicial Watch, 6/23/09,

Friday, August 14, 2009

Angry Mob??????

Mob Anger: Protesting and Civil Discourse

Chuck Colson


August 11, 2009

The left-leaning media has, as far as I’m concerned, hit a new low.

Case in point: August 7, Friday. Paul Krugman writes a column in the New York Times blasting angry protesters showing up at town hall meetings across the country. By a very twisted process of reasoning, Krugman ended up likening those who oppose the government overhaul of the health care system to racists.

I can’t even find the right words for the outrage I feel.

This is the kind of rhetoric that does nothing but inflame already heated passions and opinions. Now maybe Krugman is simply trying to do what other backers of the President’s health care plan are trying to do—silence the opposition.

The Speaker of the House, in fact, has written that these protests are un-American. The White House has opened a tip line on its website so people can report so-called “misinformation” about health care reform efforts. And now Krugman sees racism behind the protests.

Have some of the protests gotten out of hand? Sure. Shouting down congressmen and senators is counterproductive and disrespectful. There’s no room for that kind of behavior in civilized, democratic debate.

But while the media hyperventilates over shouting matches and ascribing nefarious motives to the protesters, I can tell them a thing or two about angry protesters.

I remember very clearly being virtually barricaded in the White House during the Vietnam War, surrounded by 150,000 students. Now they were angry—and dangerous. They were turning buses over that we had stationed to try to keep them away from the White House fence. There were FBI reports that some had bombs in their possession. I myself nearly missed a gasoline can that had been ignited and thrown into the road. This was much more like a revolution in a banana republic than a protest.

I recall that soldiers of the 82nd Airborne were stationed in the Executive Office Building basement, just in case. I couldn’t get home at night because we couldn’t get the car through the crowd. Most of us stayed in the White House that weekend.

I was always struck at the time, however, by the very sympathetic press coverage of the protesters. They were seen really as just idealistic young people working for peace against a very unpopular, mistaken war.

I’m an expert in angry mobs. And at least what I’m seeing on television right now pales in comparison to the 1960s and ‘70s. Sure, some of the protesters are being uncivil and disruptive—which is wrong.

As I said Monday on BreakPoint, there is plenty to protest when it comes to the proposed and so-called health care “reforms.” And if you speak out—and you should—you should do so respectfully and with civility. Don’t get angry or get into name calling. And let the other side say their piece.

Free expression is essential to a free society. This is what distinguishes us from tyrannies. And people who have these deep convictions about the truth must be permitted to air them—the hysterical rants from the Upper East Side of New York or inside the Beltway notwithstanding.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Letter from Dr. Westlake regarding socialist medicine

By Dr. Westlake (Emergency medicine Doctor in Oconomowoc)

I am not a very political person, but I feel called to send this out and obligated to fight what is going on in our country right under our noses. I cannot sit by and simply live my life and practice clinical Emergency Medicine while the very fabric of our healthcare system is being attacked/assaulted/and dismantled. I have found that most people have no idea about what is proposed in the healthcare legislation. We need to make ourselves aware and informed. This is not a democrat or republican issue--- this is an issue of freedom and personal choice for all Americans. .
Now is the time to stand up for what we believe in. While we are working nose to the grindstone providing the best healthcare to our patients, the Government is attempting to fundamentally and irrevocably alter the healthcare system. I'm not an alarmist, but the laws that are being considered in HR 3200 are unbelievably scary. I can't even comprehend the changes that are being rammed through. The U.S. healthcare system is under attack. What is being proposed is nothing short of the complete takeover of healthcare by the Government. There is no mention in all 1000 pages of any mention of tort reform/malpractice reform which is probably one of the costliest aspects of practicing medicine--defensive test ordering. There is no personal accountability--the problem now is that patients don't directly know or usually care about the cost of their healthcare--this bill takes accountability even further away by creating a nanny state of cradle to grave entitlements. The proposed changes truly will constitute socialized medicine and take control of healthcare away from doctors/patients and families and put the control in government beurocracy. This is not true healthcare reform--this is the elitist government of Nancy Pelosi taking making a grab for 1/7th of the nations economy. The media is not covering it. We have to act now. We have an obligation to our patients/ourselves/our families and our fellow Americans to get our voices out. We have to get our opinion out to our legislators and government. I know we all think "What can I do?" But we cannot sit back while the best healthcare system in the world is damaged beyond repair, while we stick our heads in the sand.
Here are a few examples of the things they are proposing to turn into law:
1)There will be rationing of healthcare--there is an "annual limit" on healthcare expenses (sec122 pg.29 lines 4-16, and sec203 pg.85 line 7).
2)There will be a Government committee and a Health Choices Commissioner deciding what treatments and benefits you will receive--(sec123 pg. 30, sec142 pg. 42).
3)Healthcare will be provided to all illegal aliens and non U.S. citizens (sec152 pg.50-51), and they will not pay (sec59B pg.170 line1).
4)Govt will gain control of all private plans by creating an exchange that all private plans must join, and then the Govt. will control/define all the coverage and benefits (sec 201 pg. 72, and sec203 pg. 84-85).
5)Govt will force all new employees into public option (sec 312 pg 145).
6)Govt will control physician salary and reimbursement (sec225 pg.127), and what conditions will be paid for (sec1751 pg.800)
7)Govt. will control all aspects of medical training programs (Sec1501 and 1503).
8)Govt will have real-time access to all Americans bank accounts/healthcare records, and be able to use them for electronic fund transfer to withdraw money they see as owed for services (sec163 pg.58-59).
I can't go into all the details, but in the webpage below there are literally 7 pages of the worst examples of what this bill entails. It just makes me sick. Take 15 minutes and read all seven pages of the Overview. I wanted to vomit when I read it.
We can do a few things to stand up and be heard. We have to make ourselves heard. We are the only one's who can look after the safety of our patients.
This is what we can easily do--
1)Be informed--attached is a webpage that concisely translates the bill, and has a link to the actual bill. The site is . Please look and read through it.
2)Call our Senators and Congressmen-- both Senators express public support for this bill--even though they won't discuss any details. Here are the web pages Russ Feingold and for Herb Kohl which has the phone #'s for all of their offices. Congressmen are by district and can be found by Just call and leave a message of who you are--including that you are a physician (or what your profession is), where you live, that you don't want them to pass this bill. I've called all the offices and left messages with the staffers at each one. It will only take a few minutes. God forbid what if this bill passes and we look back and didn't even take 10 minutes to try and stop this?
3)Tell our friends, pass along the information to everyone--neighbors/friends in our address books etc...
4)Tell our patients--they need to know what is truly at stake.
5)Donate to organizations that are getting the word out---check out
Remember, if we say nothing- then our silence will be interpreted and used as tacit agreement.
This is not a single battle, this is a war. If we stop this this month, they will not go away. We have to wake up and protect our profession before it is taken from us.
Please forward this to as many people as you can. This may get voted on in September. Democrats are considering using Reconciliation--a special way to pass budget bills by using only 51 votes in the Senate instead of 60 to ram this pig of a bill through against the will of the people. We cannot stand by idly while our freedoms and liberties are being stripped away.
Tim Westlake