Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a day

Is anyone else sickened by all this media coverage? Not that I am watching any, because I sure as heck am not. But the few seconds I have caught have been embarrassing. They have all lost their minds. I turned to NBC for three seconds this afternoon only to hear Brian Williams imply that he cried during the speech. WHAT? I don't care if every single man, woman and child in America cried during that speech, a journalist should NEVER say that!

These journalists are gushing and it is embarrassing and unethical (except for my husband, of course. He's the only one who didn't have a huge smile on his face). That is not their job. Go home and watch it on DVR after your shift and cry all you want in the privacy of your own home. Just don't do it while wearing your journalist hat.

I could go on and on, but for the sake of my sanity, I won't.

In cycle news, I talked with my Creighton practitioner last night and she helped me clear everything up. I love talking with her! It's like talking with my doctor. They're so positive and calm me right down.

She thinks my peak day was Saturday, based on yellow stamp instructions. So that means my temp rise came one day before my peak day this cycle, which I'm pretty sure is good news.

Speaking of temp rises, I looked through my past three or four months of charts and discovered that has never happened before - my temp always rises after my peak day. So I'm taking that as a good sign! It's something different, at least, and different is good.

Well I'm off to adoration. I don't like going by myself at night, but like the woman in charge of the adoration chapel I went to in New York always said, our angels are protecting us. I will be praying for all of you! And for all the unborn babies, for those who get abortions, perform abortions, fight for abortion, promote abortion and legislate abortion. And for our president, that he may have a conversion and that his heart may be softened. God has performed bigger miracles than that...It could happen.

14 comments:

  1. totally agree. people are acting like he is a god or something. Praying for you : )

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  2. I totally agree with you about the coverage.

    I see those people chanting Obama's name like he is the messiah and I think to myself..."what do they honestly think he's going to do...change everything that's bad about our country??"

    I mean, I know he's going to make some changes (some good, some definitely bad) but seriously, how is that going to personally affect the lives of those people. Come on! I realize he is the most powerful leader of the free world, but his power is limited people. He can't stop all the bad things of the world!

    Grrr! I really wanted to have a positive attitude about yesterday, despite my huge concerns with him. However, the media GUSHING about him every second made me feel the need to pull back big-time, just to balance the scales. Geesh!

    And did you see some of the signs people had as Bush was leaving "Bush Go to hell." People need to get some class. The office of the president, whether or not you like the man himself, deserves respect.

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  3. I personally feel a lot of people have huge, unattainable expectations for our new president. I feel there are going to be a lot of disappointed people. He won't be able to change this country around in four years (he has even said that himself!). All the ignorant think it's all Bush's fault....nevermind that they believed they could have a huge house with no money down and a mortgage they could never afford (I know banks are to blame too)! Some were living a dream and had it all.....now they don't have anything and they want to blame someone else....typical! I hope and pray Obama will do a good job as well. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I just pray I can live a good life and hope our leaders make good judgements/decisions! I pray life can be good for our future generations and at some point our countries debt will be somewhat dissolved. The people who work are going to get the brunt of all of this. Someone has to pay the debt back, right? Taxes have to be raised. Ugh! I try not to think about it and pray more. Obama said in his speech that we are ALL going to have to make sacrifices. He's right. God Bless America!!!

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  4. Seriously, even though we missed "History," we did not turn the TV on ONE time yesterday. And I watched the today show for like 5 minutes this morning and turned it off. I told Sew that I eat chocolate when stressed, and I ate a WHOLE bunch the past few days. I have a feeling I'm going to get chubby in the next 4 years.

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  5. Perhaps my Grandma's greatest post-humous gift to us was that her funeral was on Inauguration Day. I had much more meaningful things to do and think about yesterday than watch all the lemmings.

    Anyway, I'm glad you got the peak day figured out. And maybe I'll see you tomorrow at the March!

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  6. First of all, I'm actually going to adoration tonight too. I did it - I signed up. Are you proud? As for the election, I have tried to watch the least amount as possible. But I did catch the morning paper at work this morning. There was a full page of Mr. & Mrs. President with ear to ear smiles. I have to say, who dressed her. The shoes were awful. I know that isn't really the issue at hand, but I had to say it. I have a love of good shoes. On another note, I really liked the new CatholicVote commercial that aired on BET yesterday. Very good commercial and even used Mr. President's story of being born to a broken home and raised by a single mom. Very well put and hopefully touches some souls out there and converts their hearts on the subject of abortion.

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  7. The media cannot help but gush over the new saviour of the world, don't you know??!!!!

    Ugh.

    I am going to pray for him and for our whole country.

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  8. I recently received this in email and wanted to share with all of you:

    **********************************
    taken from an email from:

    http://www.whosaidyouare2old2conceive.com to order.
    The Lord's Word on Healing Ministries


    Many of you have prayed all year for God to take away the miscarriage and
    infertility that has troubled you and give you your own child. Low sperm
    production problems has troubled you and stopped you from having your own child.
    You have done all you know to do in the physical yet no answer. It looks like
    God has forsaken you. It looks like heaven has become brass in your case. In
    times like these what can I do? You may ask?
    Today I want us to visit the bible and see someone who faced the problem of
    unanswered prayer and how she finally overcame it.
    In the book of 1 Samue1- 1:11, I found an unanswered prayer. A woman named
    Hannah was offering this prayer. It becomes obvious upon close observation that
    she had been praying this prayer for a long time. If you will notice, her prayer
    is not unscriptural It is simply unanswered. All she wants is a child. However,
    no child is born. Day and night she cried out to God to bless her with her own
    child.
    The bible tells us that Hannah is a faithful child of the Most High God. She and
    her husband go to Shiloh and worship God each time there is a feast. During
    those pilgrimages they always make the proper sacrifices and give generously to
    the work of the Lord in Shiloh.
    Since we know that Hannah is a faithful worshiper of Almighty God, it is only
    reasonable to believe she is also a woman of prayer. Because of her great desire
    to have a son, we know she is constantly praying to conceive. No doubt she rises
    early every morning with this special prayer request, "Oh, God, give me a Son!"
    Like so many out there she keeps at it, Lord, take away this miscarriage, take
    away this infertility from my life! Visit my womb with a child. Surely she
    continues to call out to the Lord Almighty every single day yet nothing seemed
    to be happening.
    Everyone in the house knows her prayer by heart. I am sure she has asked all her
    family and neighbors again and again to agree with her that she will overcome
    infertility. All the angels of heaven know her desire. To put it bluntly,
    everyone in heaven and earth seems to have heard her prayer -- that is, everyone
    except God. Here we see the most heart-breaking kind of prayer. It is an
    unanswered prayer!
    The bible tells us that sorrow over her unanswered petition finally causes her
    to stop eating, "In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD".

    At this point she makes a radical change in the way she prays. Driven by
    desperation, she makes one last, violent attempt to move God's hand. Thank God,
    she has the sense to throw tradition to the wind and boldly take hold of that
    which is rightfully hers! Child of God, don't be turned off by the thought of
    taking violent action in prayer, for the violent leap of faith almost always
    brings deliverance, especially when your heaven has turned to brass.
    We can see the desperation in Hannah's heart in the unusual way she forms her
    prayer. Her approach to God totally disregards tradition. The words she speaks
    can be described only as spiritual violence. It did not matter to her any more
    what anybody had to say.
    Hannah's new way of praying swiftly moves God's mighty hand to her point of
    need. The Bible tells us that within hours of praying, she becomes pregnant.
    Take a moment, and read her most unusual prayer.
    Hannah's Prayer:
    "she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your
    servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a
    son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor
    will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11.
    In her prayer she openly accuses God of forgetting her. She dares to bargain
    with Him for an answer. She talks to God the way a child will talk to a father.
    She talks to God like one who has a relationship with Him. She knows God's Word
    does tell us He chooses to be reminded of his word. For the bible says in,
    Isaiah 49:14-16.
    "But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me. Can a
    mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has
    borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you
    on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me".
    I hope you caught the significance of what you just read? The Bible says your
    name is tattooed on the palm of God's hand. He has placed it there as a reminder
    so that He won't forget you. Furthermore, He plainly asks you to remind Him of
    his word. God wants us to remind Him of our needs, our wants and our desires.
    Hannah Confronts God
    Be assured that Hannah's new-found way of prayer does not contradict God's Word.
    She simply expresses her true feelings about her situation and how she feels
    forgotten by God. She literally storms heaven for an answer. She demands an
    answer from her God, and she gets one.
    She Bargains With God
    If you carefully study the next part of her prayer, you will see that she
    actually bargains with God for an answer.
    Hannah's Prayer:
    "she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your
    servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a
    son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor
    will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11. She gives her unborn child as a
    gift to God in faith.
    1 Samuel 1:11
    Please make a mental note of the extreme value of her gift. It is very precious,
    for it will be her first-born son. Don't let the thought of mixing your giving
    and praying together disturb you. It is not unscriptural to strengthen prayer by
    adding something to it. Many times I always encourage people to strengthen their
    prayers with their giving. Sow your seed into a good ground. If you are
    believing God for a child sow into a ministry that God is using in the earth for
    such cause. Bless the orphans and give specifically by faith towards your hearts
    desire. Hannah did it and it moved Gods hand.
    Fasting Added to Prayer
    Once the Lord Jesus himself instructed his disciples to add something to one of
    their unanswered prayers. If you remember, He told them to add fasting when
    prayer alone had failed. "And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by
    nothing, but by prayer and fasting". Mark 9:29.
    This is what Hannah did -she added giving to her prayers. You too can do the
    same. Note how swiftly God's hand moves when Hannah boldly adds giving to her
    prayer! Notice carefully the decisive steps that bring her the answer.
    * First, she makes a vow (a strong promise)
    * Second, she asks that she be no longer forgotten
    * Third, she adds sacrificial giving to her prayers
    Let's look at her prayer one more time. I want you to have no doubt about what I
    am saying:
    "she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your
    servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a
    son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor
    will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11.
    God remembers her, "Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the
    LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah lay with Hannah his
    wife, and the LORD remembered her, 1 Samuel 1:19.
    There you have it in black and white! God states that Hannah's new line of
    prayer reminded Him of her need. I want you to notice further how quickly her
    answer comes. As Soon as she returns home she conceives.
    While Hannah's prayer may disturb some it is evident that it pleased God. Notice
    that in just a few days years of unanswered prayer have ended. The miracle does
    not stop there.
    The bible says that after Hannah gave Samuel to the Lord, s work the Lord
    visited Hannah in a second pregnancy "the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she
    conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy
    Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD" I Samuel 2:21.
    Chance! Luck! I Think Not!
    Some will say that what you have just read is nothing more than a coincidence.
    However this same kind of prayer is repeated throughout the pages of the bible. It has worked in my life again and again. I also know by faith that if you will do the same it will work for you too. If you feel the least bit uncomfortable with the things you have just read, I encourage you to remember the following words of God from the bible, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts, Isaiah 55:8-9.
    Remember, God's ways and thoughts are different from yours. Isn't it amazing that Hannah, a simple housewife, knew more about moving God's hand than most people do theses days?
    God is no respecter of person but will surely honour your faith if you give it to him, like Hannah did. Praise the Lord!

    Prayer: I will sing to the Lord a new song. For the Lord is good. Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name. I proclaim his salvation day after day. I declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples. My God is good and his mercy endures for ever. Great is my Lord and
    most worthy of praise. He is to be feared above all gods. I bless you Lord. I give you glory Lord.

    The Lord God of Heaven you answered Hannah. You are my Father too. I know you will do the same in my life. I want to make a deal with you Lord. Hannah made a deal with you and you moved in her life. Lord I am making this vow before you
    today. (Make your vows only if you mean to keep it-now make that exchange with
    God). Lord remember me like you did Hannah and open my womb now in Jesus name.
    Thank you Lord for hearing me and doing it in my life too in Jesus name. From today I call myself a happy mother of children in Jesus name. Amen.

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  9. I recently received this in email and wanted to share with all of you:

    **********************************
    taken from an email from:

    http://www.whosaidyouare2old2conceive.com to order.
    The Lord's Word on Healing Ministries


    Many of you have prayed all year for God to take away the miscarriage and infertility that has troubled you and give you your own child. Low sperm
    production problems has troubled you and stopped you from having your own child.
    You have done all you know to do in the physical yet no answer. It looks like God has forsaken you. It looks like heaven has become brass in your case. In times like these what can I do? You may ask?
    Today I want us to visit the bible and see someone who faced the problem of unanswered prayer and how she finally overcame it.
    In the book of 1 Samue1- 1:11, I found an unanswered prayer. A woman named Hannah was offering this prayer. It becomes obvious upon close observation that
    she had been praying this prayer for a long time. If you will notice, her prayer is not unscriptural It is simply unanswered. All she wants is a child. However, no child is born. Day and night she cried out to God to bless her with her own child.
    The bible tells us that Hannah is a faithful child of the Most High God. She and her husband go to Shiloh and worship God each time there is a feast. During
    those pilgrimages they always make the proper sacrifices and give generously to the work of the Lord in Shiloh.Since we know that Hannah is a faithful worshiper of Almighty God, it is only
    reasonable to believe she is also a woman of prayer. Because of her great desire to have a son, we know she is constantly praying to conceive. No doubt she rises
    early every morning with this special prayer request, "Oh, God, give me a Son!"
    Like so many out there she keeps at it, Lord, take away this miscarriage, take away this infertility from my life! Visit my womb with a child. Surely she
    continues to call out to the Lord Almighty every single day yet nothing seemed to be happening.
    Everyone in the house knows her prayer by heart. I am sure she has asked all her family and neighbors again and again to agree with her that she will overcome infertility. All the angels of heaven know her desire. To put it bluntly, everyone in heaven and earth seems to have heard her prayer -- that is, everyone
    except God. Here we see the most heart-breaking kind of prayer. It is an unanswered prayer!

    The bible tells us that sorrow over her unanswered petition finally causes her
    to stop eating, "In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD".

    At this point she makes a radical change in the way she prays. Driven by desperation, she makes one last, violent attempt to move God's hand. Thank God,
    she has the sense to throw tradition to the wind and boldly take hold of that which is rightfully hers! Child of God, don't be turned off by the thought of taking violent action in prayer, for the violent leap of faith almost always
    brings deliverance, especially when your heaven has turned to brass.We can see the desperation in Hannah's heart in the unusual way she forms her
    prayer. Her approach to God totally disregards tradition. The words she speaks can be described only as spiritual violence. It did not matter to her any more
    what anybody had to say.
    Hannah's new way of praying swiftly moves God's mighty hand to her point of need. The Bible tells us that within hours of praying, she becomes pregnant.
    Take a moment, and read her most unusual prayer.

    Hannah's Prayer:
    "she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a
    son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11.
    In her prayer she openly accuses God of forgetting her. She dares to bargain with Him for an answer. She talks to God the way a child will talk to a father.
    She talks to God like one who has a relationship with Him. She knows God's Word does tell us He chooses to be reminded of his word. For the bible says in,
    Isaiah 49:14-16.
    "But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me. Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has
    borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me".

    I hope you caught the significance of what you just read? The Bible says your name is tattooed on the palm of God's hand. He has placed it there as a reminder
    so that He won't forget you. Furthermore, He plainly asks you to remind Him of his word. God wants us to remind Him of our needs, our wants and our desires.
    Hannah Confronts God
    Be assured that Hannah's new-found way of prayer does not contradict God's Word. She simply expresses her true feelings about her situation and how she feels
    forgotten by God. She literally storms heaven for an answer. She demands an
    answer from her God, and she gets one.She Bargains With God
    If you carefully study the next part of her prayer, you will see that she actually bargains with God for an answer.

    Hannah's Prayer:
    "she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a
    son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11. She gives her unborn child as a
    gift to God in faith.
    1 Samuel 1:11
    Please make a mental note of the extreme value of her gift. It is very precious, for it will be her first-born son. Don't let the thought of mixing your giving
    and praying together disturb you. It is not unscriptural to strengthen prayer by
    adding something to it. Many times I always encourage people to strengthen their prayers with their giving. Sow your seed into a good ground. If you are
    believing God for a child sow into a ministry that God is using in the earth for such cause. Bless the orphans and give specifically by faith towards your hearts
    desire. Hannah did it and it moved Gods hand.Fasting Added to Prayer
    Once the Lord Jesus himself instructed his disciples to add something to one of
    their unanswered prayers. If you remember, He told them to add fasting when prayer alone had failed. "And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by
    nothing, but by prayer and fasting". Mark 9:29.

    This is what Hannah did -she added giving to her prayers. You too can do the same. Note how swiftly God's hand moves when Hannah boldly adds giving to her
    prayer! Notice carefully the decisive steps that bring her the answer.

    * First, she makes a vow (a strong promise)
    * Second, she asks that she be no longer forgotten
    * Third, she adds sacrificial giving to her prayers
    Let's look at her prayer one more time. I want you to have no doubt about what I am saying:
    "she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a
    son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11.
    God remembers her, "Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah lay with Hannah his
    wife, and the LORD remembered her, 1 Samuel 1:19.
    There you have it in black and white! God states that Hannah's new line of prayer reminded Him of her need. I want you to notice further how quickly her
    answer comes. As Soon as she returns home she conceives.
    While Hannah's prayer may disturb some it is evident that it pleased God. Notice that in just a few days years of unanswered prayer have ended. The miracle does
    not stop there.
    The bible says that after Hannah gave Samuel to the Lord, s work the Lord visited Hannah in a second pregnancy "the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she
    conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD" I Samuel 2:21.
    Chance! Luck! I Think Not!
    Some will say that what you have just read is nothing more than a coincidence.

    However this same kind of prayer is repeated throughout the pages of the bible. It has worked in my life again and again. I also know by faith that if you will do the same it will work for you too. If you feel the leastbit
    uncomfortable with the things you have just read, I encourage you to remember the following words of God from the bible, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts, Isaiah 55:8-9.
    Remember, God's ways and thoughts are different from yours. Isn't it amazing that Hannah, a simple housewife, knew more about moving God's hand than most people do theses days?
    God is no respecter of person but will surely honour your faith if you give it to him, like Hannah did. Praise the Lord!

    Prayer: I will sing to the Lord a new song. For the Lord is good. Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name. I proclaim his salvation day after day. I declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples. My God is good and his mercy endures for ever. Great is my Lord and
    most worthy of praise. He is to be feared above all gods. I bless you Lord. I give you glory Lord.

    The Lord God of Heaven you answered Hannah. You are my Father too. I know you will do the same in my life. I want to make a deal with you Lord. Hannah made a deal with you and you moved in her life. Lord I am making this vow before you today. (Make your vows only if you mean to keep it-now make that exchange with
    God). Lord remember me like you did Hannah and open my womb now in Jesus name.
    Thank you Lord for hearing me and doing it in my life too in Jesus name. From today I call myself a happy mother of children in Jesus name. Amen.

    ********************************

    I pray this email will help and encourage you all and be a blessing to you like it has been to me!

    http://hailmaryfullofgrace-mt.blogspot.com/

    May God Bless you all,

    Maria :)

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  10. Would anybody like to join me in praying one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory to Be every day for the conversion of Barack Obama?

    May God Bless you.

    Love,
    Maria

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  11. It's disgusting what passes for journalism these days.

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  12. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who was disgusted by the media's saturated coverage of the coronation.

    Be assured of my prayers for the cycle. Also, the support group I started meets this Saturday. Please pray for us!

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  13. I feel the same way when I talk to my pract! Knowledge is power! I just need it explained! :)

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  14. i too can't stant the coverage....he will do so many things wrong and then the world will finally start to wonder...i do think a lot of the non-media people do not know how pro-abortion obama is, because the media and mccain didn't get the info out there! when they did, the numbers for obama went down ('that's above my pay grade')

    i would not ever consume splenda...dr hilers recommends a vitamin company - i can't remember the name right now, but i think it either has something to do with 'bo' or 'trilogy' (i get their e-mails, i'll check)...the leg pain around ovulation could be endo residue....i had endo on my uterosacral ligaments and sciatic nerve and had that kind of pain

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