Saturday, January 06, 2007

Three Ex-terrorists: Detroit About to get a Dose of the Truth!

>From Walid Shoebat Foundation:

God bless!


Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem and Zakariah Anani, all former terrorists now peace activists will speak together at University of Michigan Ann Arbor on Tuesday January 30th at 7 p.m., so as to explain to the American people what the REAL reasons are for terrorism.  The truth needs to be faced rapidly.

Three large billboards now adorn the roads of Ann Arbor and Dearborn and a major Press and PR campaign on and off Campus is about to get underway.  We have already secured several major local and national radio interviews. We will also issue press releases concerning the event over the next four weeks.

I would ask all those who live within a hundred miles of Detroit to come and support this event, entry is free but we would appreciate that if you are not a student that you make a contribution to the Walid Shoebat Foundation as these events cost in the several thousands to stage. I would also like those who attend churches and synagogues throughout the country and in Michigan to pray for the success of the event and the safety of all the participants. If you do not attend churches or synagogues private prayer will be gratefully accepted. Also pray that we do not get a blizzard as January and February can be very bad weatherwise in Michigan.

We have also made appropriate security arrangements

The Truth will be heard and Islamic Terror will be defeated when the American people are both knowledgable and willing to face reality.


Keith Davies
Director of The Shoebat Foundation

Update on Blogs4Life Conference Jan 22

Tim from Blogs4Life has left a comment saying that the conference will be webcast thanks to FRC.

Good news!

God bless!

FW: Canon Law Blog Updated

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Peters []
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 4:57 AM
Subject: Canon Law Blog Updated

Ashley’s Treatment was a Travesty


I have read the parents’ blog, and concur with Ed Peters. Regardless of what the parents say about doing this for Ashley, I will never be convinced that it was for any reason other than their own convenience. I find this absolutely appalling, and as far as I am concerned, it is child abuse. And pumping their daughter with high-dose estrogen therapy to inhibit growth is outrageous.

They have a really 'well thought out' "justification" for their actions, including that none of us can know 'unless we live with it'. Those of us who have been care-takers can certainly know what it is like to take care of adults like their ‘pillow angel’.

Rationalization and justification. That is all it is!

They also have photos on their site. They have no problem showing Ashley.

But all other family members are hidden.

Archbishop Sheen has an answer for this:

"Right is still right if nobody is right,
wrong is still wrong if everybody is wrong,

Archbishop Fulton J Sheen author of The Life of Christ

And so does Thomas Huxley and Chuck Colson:

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
~~Thomas H. Huxley

Truth matters, and the truth is we are creatures made in the image of a loving God, and life has an ultimate value. So beware of the smooth-talking philosophers in our midst. Their position may seem very appealing and even logical. But it’s a deadly logic.

~~Chuck Colson

God Bless!

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Blogs4Life (Jan. 22) - Exciting News

Sending this in case anyone is interested, and is not aware of it. I only wish I could go.

I wonder if there will be any tapes made....

God bless!

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Jan 5, 2007 5:23 PM
Subject: Blogs4Life (Jan. 22) - Exciting News

Dear pro-life friend:

Happy New Year from the team!

I'm writing with exciting news about Blogs4Life (, the Second Annual Conference of Pro-Life Bloggers (Jan. 22, 2007).

We are privileged to announce that the following group of influential and noted pro-life leaders plans to speak at this year's event:

In addition, we've just received word that Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KA) will address the conference in person.

The one-day event will take place on January 22nd, 2007 (in 17 days!) prior to and after the annual March for Life in Washington DC. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Family Research Council, the conference is located just a few blocks from the March at the FRC's headquarters.

Joe Carter, the FRC's Director of Web Communications, is organizing a virtual symposium leading up to the conference on various life issues. Visit early next week for more information about how you can participate.

Blogs4Life will include a capstone session for the symposium and various workshops ranging from online activism to stem cell research.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals and organizations to network with pro-life bloggers and develop an understanding about how weblog technology can be strategically used to promote life and turn ideas into action. It is also a unique occasion for bloggers to meet face to face and brainstorm about how to work together more effectively.

Please check out the conference website: and register if you are able to attend . Even if you are unable to attend, we would appreciate your help in promoting the event via a post or a link (please help).

We hope to see at the conference!

God Bless,

Tim (on behalf of Blogs4Life)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Quiz: Who Would You Be in 1400 AD?

Catholic Fire has a quiz that peaked my curiosity (she often does!)...

The Prioress

You scored 10% Cardinal, 64% Monk, 55% Lady, and 35% Knight!

You are a moral person and are also highly intellectual. You like your solitude but are also kind and helpful to those around you. Guided by a belief in the goodness of mankind you will likely be christened a saint after your life is over.

You scored high as both the Lady and the Monk. You can try again to get a more precise description of either the Monk or the lady, or you can be happy that you're an individual.

Link: The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test written by KnightlyKnave

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year, New Plans, New Home

Today, I am turning in my notice to end my lease, and move to live with my aging and fragile Mom.

Thank you to those who prayed about this decsion. It was a difficult one to make for personal reasons, but it is necessary. As I have to give sixty days' notice, it won't be an overnight move, but sometime before Mar 1, I will be living at a new address (not all that far away, really).

It is NOT a lack of love for my Mom that this decision was so very difficult for me to make. It took until nearly the end of the year to truly make the decision, at times feeling as though I really have no choice in the matter. But my Mom wants to stay in her home, just as did HER Mom until she died with my then 19 year old mother near by. Mom was then a student nurse.

As I was growing up, I resisted strongly going into nursing, my own rebellion, when Mom felt that it would be a good choice for me. I did not want to be a nurse. Yet my very first job was as a nursing assistant, and I loved it. I then worked in a bobby pin factory and as a waitress, and I hated it... Mom said...go back to school and be a nurse. I said no.

Eventually, after being married, I returned to school, and became... a nurse. Though it has been a very difficult profession, I have loved it since graduating in 72.

Mom was right. I was called to be a nurse.

In asking for prayers during my struggle, I got an email from another nurse that hit me so very hard, because I knew that it was my answer, though I still tried very hard to ignore it. She said simply:

Go, you're being called.
It's a lovely gift for the Infant.

That was on Dec 17. I struggled internally until just after Christmas. But those words rang through me.

And finally, I surrendered.

I told my mother on Friday. She said... "I didn't think you were going to come, but I am glad that you are".

It is hard to admit when your Mom is right. It is sometimes harder to admit anyone is right. But, I do believe that these two nurses currently in my life... are right.

And so, I have written my notice to my landlord. I am once again facing packing and moving, knowing that it is NOT my final one after all. For when Mom joins Dad, as she will someday, and God calls her Home, I will face one more move.

Life is not always easy, but it does go on. Doing 'the right thing' helps.

The words to this also continue to ring in my heart:

Parents Wish (Single Mother)

God bless!

"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them,
but bend them with gentleness and time."
– St. Francis De Sales

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
~~Thomas H. Huxley

"Right is still right if nobody is right,
and wrong is still wrong if everybody is wrong,"
Archbishop Fulton J Sheen author of The Life of Christ


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FW: Invitation to

Today, a new search site has been launched, and Donovan has asked us to spread the word.

As the Mom of two adult adoptees, I have ALWAYS felt that it was their right to know their roots, for many reasons, but most importantly, for current medical histories.

As the Mom of one adult who has been reunited for nearly five years with both parents, and another who has been waiting for a response for three, it gives me great pleasure to help Donovan out by announcing his new website.

I also have to let you know that if there is anything missing at his registry that you feel is needed information in a search, just email him about it!

(He has a very searchable website, putting his webmaster to work doing things that the webmaster told him were impossible –but then found a way to do).

So, without more fanfare, for those of you still searching (be you the birth parent, adoptee or
adoptive parent, or siblings…), this is the newest resource out there.

God bless!!

----Original Message----

You are invited to

You are invited to MySearchAngel adoptee/birth parent forums. is an online community of members searching for adoptees and birth parents. We believe that you need to know your family. You deserve to know your family. others. We are hoping this website will provide you with the tools and resources to complete your search and reunite with your family.

Several options have been added from suggestions of members, and several features will also be added in the month of January. The forums are interactive for group members with options such as viewing recent posts, instant messaging, private messaging, email, birth parent and adoptee profile information page, and a search able registry is being constructed as we speak. Security and privacy options have also been added.

Click on Banner to be redirected to the website

Donovan Denholm

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Sunday, December 31, 2006

President Gerald R Ford-- May He Rest in Peace

I remember John F Kennedy's funeral. I remember Jackie in her veil, Caroline standing by Mom, John-John saluting, the riderless horse, etc.

I remember Reagan's funeral. My grandson and I arrived in DC to hear the news that he had passed away. We chose to watch on TV, rather than try to see anything in the long lines of people that were in the area at that time of year. I remember Nancy saying good bye to her husband when they reached his final resting place.

Both were very impressive funerals.

But I was most impressed by today's coverage of former President Gerald Ford. Elegant, profound, much more simple, but oh, so very filled with personal symbolism!

The stop at the WWII Memorial was very moving. Seeing the veterans, the military women , and the Eagle Scouts (though they MUST have been cold!!) to honor him as well as the lights of the memorial itself was enough to bring tears to my eyes. But watching the nervousness of the bos'n mate as he prepared to pipe him ashore... something he has probably done many times in his career, but NEVER for a WWII vet who'd nearly died in the war, and gone on to become the 38th President of the USA... wow... I could just FEEL the desire to do it perfectly--his personal salute to the man.

That few minutes where the hearse pulled over will be part of my memory forever.

I remember a much younger Betty Ford and Gerald Ford, and I respected the man even more after they openly admitted to her drug and alcohol dependency. I know how many men leave their wives instead of standing by them, even aiding in the recovery by joining her in sobriety though he had no problem.

I remember my own mother saying good bye to her husband at the side of the casket, and could not imagine it needing to be so very public as it has been for our First Ladies!

But the rest of the State Funeral today is what impressed me, too. To enter the Capital Building on the House Side, and pause there with the Speaker's seat in the background was symbolic of the years of service he did there.

I was particularly moved by Vice President Cheney's talk.

Seeing Betty Ford so frail is very hard right now, at this time of my life, because of our own Mom's fragility.

Gerald Ford, May you rest in peace. My prayers are with your family.

God bless!

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