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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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    Keep hanging in there.

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 3:54 pm

    Samuel Martin, researcher and author, is graciously giving away his e-book, “Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy” for FREE until our society abolishes the practice of spanking under the pretenses of Christian child discipline.

    I am delighted to host the latest, complete text of “Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy” which you can open, read and download for free. You are encouraged to share it far and wide. All applicable copyright laws apply. Click here for testimonies.

    This e-book is in a pdf file which requires Adobe® Reader® in order to view the book. You can download the newest version here.  Mobil Users can download the mobile version here.

    To open the free e-book, please click this link:

    To save, click the “paper -down arrow- image” on the top right next to the printer image. A box should open where you will click “Save File” and “OK”. Check your downloads folder on your computer.

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    Please read the book and send all your thoughts, comments, arguments, or appreciation to Samuel Martin at He wants to hear your critiques, reviews, and testimonies. It would even be appreciated to just let him know that you downloaded it. THANK YOU!

    Loving Barbara Curtis

    Monday, October 29th, 2012 10:44 pm

    to Give

    I was having fun with the Halloween pictures with the kids, and the above link came up in my Facebook feed. I feel VERY SAD. I can’t believe it. The last private chat I had with her was on October 3rd. Definitely a kindred spirit. Political passion, pro-life, homeschooling, attachment parenting… A self-less, wise, compassionate friend. She called me her friend.

    It took her massive stroke to get me to start blogging again. For all the posts I SHOULD have been posting, click here:


    Exercise Motivation

    Monday, October 29th, 2012 10:34 pm

    The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan

    one hundred push-ups

    two hundred sit-ups

    The People Want to Know

    Monday, October 29th, 2012 10:31 pm

    10 Questions the Media Never (or Rarely) Ask Pro-Choice Candidates About Abortion

    Encouraging Letter From My Sister

    Saturday, April 21st, 2012 6:27 pm

    My sister and her husband were recently blessed with their first child – a darling baby daughter. My little niece is now about 2 1/2 months old. Yesterday, my sister sent me a very encouraging letter. She gave me permission to share excerpts with you. Here is a picture of Baby M.

    “…I wanted to share some of my mothering experiences with you. I know it is largely due to your example and advice that I’m having such a wonderful first-time-mother experience. And the more I see the struggles of other first-time moms around me and on Facebook, the more thankful I am that I know better and have such a great support system.”

    “I’m so glad you encouraged me to more fully embrace sleep-sharing (once I was ready for it)… Whenever she’s ready to eat at night, I perch myself against the foam wedges with my brest friend. She eventually nurses herself to sleep, and I continue to hold her for a while because she’ll often stir a bit for one more little snack (and because I want to!). When we’re ready to lie down, I lay her right next to me, and she squirms a bit so I put my arm around her back to roll her onto her side so we’re face to face and her bottom is in the crook of my elbow and I pat her back. Sometimes in the night, if she’s not actually touching me, she’ll start to move her arms as if she were going to wake up, then she’ll arch her back and wriggle her whole little body over until she touches me or my arm. Her eyes stay closed, and as soon as she touches me again, she immediately stops moving and goes back into a deeper sleep. I love it! The huge grins she gives me during a 4am diaper change and again when she wakes up for the day are also priceless.”

    “I am now completely confident in myself to enjoy this sleeping arrangement without any worry of not being aware of her in my sleep. I’m now convinced that the last couple months of pregnancy prepares a mother for sleeping with baby, because with that big belly, I couldn’t roll over or move around in my sleep at all without waking up to help move my belly into a different position. So now I still don’t move in my sleep without waking up enough to know where she is, and I have no fear of “rolling over on her” (as everyone else fears) or elbowing her, even when she tucks herself in right under my chin.”

    “And, to make nighttime even easier, she started nursing lying down! So now I don’t even have to sit up or shuffle around grabbing the wedges until morning (because she won’t nurse lying down if she’s fully awake). It’s been great!”

    “I also appreciate your support in encouraging me to keep trying the sling. I probably wouldn’t have given up on it forever, but it was discouraging that she seemed to hate it so much. But now that the weather is warmer and we don’t need big jackets, it’s been easier to start trying to plop her in the sling to go in a store or something rather than lug the carseat. So this past weekend was the first time we went to the mall since she was born. I just carried her in the sling and she was fine! And the other day when we had to go to the dr for dh, I put her in the sling to go in cuz there was no way I was carrying the carseat and dh couldn’t, and she was fine the whole nearly 2 hour wait. She even went to sleep in the sling in the waiting room for the first time! And yesterday, she needed to be held, but I needed to make turkey soup, so I put her in the sling awake, and as I was preparing all the veggies, she soon drifted off! It made me very happy! So I’m very glad to have had your influence of carrying babies in slings and being able to do other things at the same time…”

    Pastor Found Guilty in Child Abuse Case

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 10:40 pm

    Black Earth pastor found guilty in child abuse case

    “A Black Earth pastor was found guilty Wednesday of eight counts of conspiracy to commit child abuse for advocating the use of wooden rods to spank children as young as two months.”

    “As leader of the church he told other parents, including his own adult children and his brother, how to discipline their children by striking them with wooden spoons and dowels. Using the rod, Caminiti told police, is mandated by the Bible and is intended to correct a child’s behavior if they are exhibiting “selfish” crying.”


    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 10:29 pm

    Sculpture of the unborn child

    “The monument not only expresses regret and repentance for mothers who have abortions, but also the forgiveness and love of the unborn child to his mother.”

    No matter how much children are abused, they still want their parents’ love, approval, acceptance.

    Women with more children live longer

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 10:19 pm

    Women’s long life linked to children – lots of them–lots-of-them-20120412-1wwwl.html#ixzz1sLn9KhPe

    “Compared with women who had no children, those with two had a 17 per cent decreased risk of death. For women with three children there was a 20 per cent decreased risk, and this pattern largely continued with additional children.”

    From the “Women are Dirt” Series

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 10:16 pm

    History: The original feminism and the rise of Christianity

    New study indicates baby girls targeted for abortion in Ontario

    Author: I was ‘blown away’ by Pope Paul VI’s accurate predictions about the sexual revolution

    Vaccination in the News

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 9:52 pm

    Vaccine failure admitted: Whooping cough outbreaks higher among children already vaccinated

    Study: Polio vaccine campaign in India has caused 12-fold increase in deadly paralysis condition

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