Embracing Life — Day 30

Embracing Life -- Day 30

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 30: The Missing Link

My world is once again in sync with the 40 Days daily meditation. The parallel track is now starting to feel like no coincidence. Anyway, just today our onsite prayer session seemed to naturally turn to and focus on the role of the church in dealing with abortion. I know that others who address different social issues are feeling the absence of the Kingdom’s crown jewel as well. For example, people are wondering why the church doesn’t seem to be wielding more influence to decrease teen pregnancy, or to lend her voice to social discourse surrounding teen sexuality. Then again, it’s all related, so I’m right back where I started-abortion.
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Embracing Life — Day 27

Embracing Life -- Day 27

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 27: Let’s Show Some Love

How do you feel about children? Be honest. Do you see them as a blessing, a nuisance, a burden, or a joy? Probably all of those at one time or another. But even given the ups and downs of dealing with children, if we thoughtfully consider where we stand, we’ll be able to identify our prevailing, overarching view of children. It’s interesting to me how polarized our society has become as it relates to children. Some see kids as entities whose existence is to be carefully planned, managed, or denied when not convenient or easy for us. In fact, it’s almost funny to see how our insatiable need to control almost everything is reflected in our language: crowd control, population control, birth control, mind control. Others consider children to be a way to improve our marital or social status; a means by which to receive love; a guaranteed legacy; and other self-improvement tactics.
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Embracing Life — Day 25

Embracing Life -- Day 25

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 25: Hope Keeps Alive

It’s a basic understanding of the Christian faith that what we petition God for in prayer might not manifest in the way or at the time that we anticipate or desire. But He always answers according to His will. It is the hope of His people in His goodness, His faithfulness, and His ability to provide what is being requested that keeps babies alive.
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