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Monday, December 21, 2009

Love 146

Love146 History from LOVE146 on Vimeo.

Love 146 is aiming to end
child sex slavery and exploitation.
There are over 27 million people
enslaved right now all over the world
even in the United States.
Two children are sold every minute.
Go to the website and learn more.
It is very moving and Love 146 is
doing a wonderful work saving these
children from a life of horrible pain
in these brothels. Pray that child
slavery will stop and that God will
bless these little children. God bless!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Adopted into God's family

Adoption is such a wonderful word. To adopt is to
take in or accept. Having an adopted sister has
been truly a blessing. I have seen how blessed I am
in having my wonderful family and how blessed I
am to be adopted into God's family.

Adoption is a gift that God has given us and we as
His children should minister and tell other's of the
wonderful family we are now in. Being adopted into
God's family, we now have a perfect, loving Father
who wants what is best for us and we know that
everything that happens to us, He isworking for our
good. Be encouraged to minister to those who are
not yet in this family and feel God's pleasure as you
go out andpreach to those who don't have God as
their father. God bless!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In Charge Poem

Here is a poem I had to write for a writing class...

In Charge Poem
Lily Fluharty 9
October 12, 2009

If I were in charge of the world,
There would be no more hunger or pain,
People wouldn’t use others for gain,
There would be no divorce or affairs,
The world would be filled with prayers,
If I were in charge of the world.

If I were in charge of the world,
Every child could learn,
Every father would earn,
Water will never be wasted,
Food will always be tasted,
If I were in charge of the world.

If I were in charge of the world,
The homeless would have a home,
The orphan would not be alone,
Brothels wouldn’t be here,
Every child held dear,
If I were in charge of the world.
If I were in charge of the world,
No babies would die to abortion,
Life would not be in distortion.
There would be no murderers or thieves,
And no one would ever grieve,
If I were in charge of the world.

If I were in charge of the world,
Life would be like an adventure,
Into the world everyone venture.
Love would reign over all,
All would heed the Lord’s call,
If I were in charge of the world.

If I were in charge of the world,
I would never be in charge,
For the future is unknown and large.
God ordained the world to be
It will be perfect in eternity.
God is in charge of the world.

God bless!

Hearing Their Silent Cries

In a country where freedom is foremost, rights are an extremely important topic in America. The Declaration of Independence states that “All men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” PETA, Planned Parenthood, and the Law of the Land are all very concerned about upholding rights. For PETA, an animal’s rights are of the highest importance, whereas for Planned Parenthood, women’s rights are its focus. The Law of the Land has very peculiar views on how to ensure and protect the rights of all. Many people are rightfully outraged at the abuse and deaths of innocent children and defenseless animals and therefore lobby for their rights. However, is America doing all it can to defend the most vulnerable within its’ borders?

First, People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals, or PETA for short, believes that an animal deserves rights. “PETA believes that animals shouldn’t be used for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation” (PETA). “Radical PETA members think that saving animals is far more important than human life” (Can Tran). Although saving and caring for animals is a noble mission, human life should not rank above that of a laboratory rat. “In 2008, PETA rescued 2,216 animals” (Bukisa). “However, an average of 1.6 million babies are aborted every year” (U.S. Abortion Statistics). PETA elevates the life of a laboratory rat above that of a defenseless human being.

“Second, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. Their goal is to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the rights and abilities of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices” (Planned Parenthood). Planned Parenthood’s main goal is to protect woman’s health and her rights. Planned Parenthood is pro-choice meaning that they believe women should make their own choices regarding their bodies and that they should have the right to choose abortion. If a woman has an unplanned pregnancy, she should be able to deal with her body and the fetus however she wants to, at her own convenience. There is one contradictory aspect of protecting women’s rights that Planned Parenthood neglects. Roughly half the babies aborted are female. Planned Parenthood cannot protect women’s rights while aborting female babies. How does America protect the rights of dead females?
Finally, the Law of the Land has peculiar views on how to uphold and defend rights, and prosecute the murder and abuse of children and animals. “The penalty for first degree murder of a human being is life-long imprisonment or the death sentence” (Law for Kids). “The penalty of willfully, maliciously, and, without cause or excuse, kill, torture, mutilate, maim, or disfigure an animal, or administer poison to an animal would be a maximum fine of $5,000 for a single animal and an additional $2,500 for every additional animal involved” (Animal Abuse Penalty). Certainly killing or abusing children and animals is a horrible crime and it should be rightly punished. The cries of children and animals ring in our ears as the news shows us yet another horrible tragedy. But what about the millions of babies aborted? Who hears their silent cries? The intentional murder of millions of babies by abortion every year goes on unheard and unpunished.

In conclusion, America’s views on life are horribly confused. Elevating animals’ rights above a human being’s is a very contorted view. Planned Parenthood’s goal of protecting women’s health while killing female babies is also contradictory. The Law of the Land also punishes murderers and those who abuse children and animals, but at the same time willfully protects a woman who chooses to take the life of her child, and the doctor who performs the abortive procedure. Babies should be America’s priority since they are Her next generation, and Her most vulnerable citizens. Sadly, they are killed for convenience. America ignores the cries of the little ones calling out for justice.

Animal Abuse Penalty, "Animal Abuse Penalty." Web.21 Apr 2009.
Bukisa, "PETA Slaughtering 99% of Animals The 'Rescued'." March 31, 2009 Web.22
Apr 2009. animals-they-rescued>.
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PETA, "General FAQs." Web.21 Apr 2009. .
Planned Parenthood, "About Us." Web.21 Apr 2009.
Tran, Can. "Where does the animal rights movement stand on abortion?." Web.21 Apr
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"U.S. Abortion Statistics." June 17,2003 Web.22 Apr 2009. .

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Amazed by Creation

God's creation is amazing!
I am continually blown away by
everything in this world that
was spoken into being by God.
Just think that every thing
God made is vital to our
living and that everything
is bringing glory to HIM.

am so blessed to be able to
call him Abba Father!
Have a wonderful week and
may you be continually
amazed by his majesty!
God bless!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Do not worry about tomorrow

I've been reminiscing on my trip
to Jamaica that I took two winters
ago. I am so blessed to have a
family that loves me and that I
have a personal relationship with
Jesus Christ. I love how we are told
not to worry about what tomorrow
will bring. Matthew 6:25-34 says...

"25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Trust in God with all your wants and needs
and He will help you!
God bless!

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found
was blind but now I see.

When we've been there ten thousand years
bright shining as the sun
we've no less days to sing God's praise
than when we've first begun.

Have a wonderful week!
God bless you and keep you
and keep his face shining upon
you and give you peace!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Happiness is underated and
overthinked most of the time.
The definition of Happiness is
feeling or showing pleasure or
contentment. I think today's
world thinks that to be happy
we need things.
The definition of content
is being in a state of peacful
happiness. They link to each
other. To be truly happy, we
need God first and foremost.
We need to be thankful for
what He has given us.
We are so incredibly blessed.
God is good!
God bless!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Notes from the TILT-A-WHIRL

I am reading an amazing book by N.D. Wilson
called NOTES from the TILT-A-WHIRL.

He writes;

"What is the best of all possible feelings? What
is the best of all possible things? What is the
best of all possible creatures? Clearly, the best
of all possible feelings is the one that comes
when the agony of too much time in the car
with an overextended bladder has finally been
alleviated. Such swedet relief remains unparalleled.
The best of all possible things is obviously a
toothpick. Or a solar system. Are solar systems
things? Do they qualify? What are we talking about?
The platypus is quite clearly the best currently living
creaturem, but it is not the best of all possible
creatures. In addition to its mammalian, egg-laying,
duck-billed, web-footed, amphibious life, it also
could have ahd bat wings, sonar and the ability to
fire explosions out of its rear like a bombardier beetle.
To speak frankly, i feel that a creative opportunity was

He has a creative and unique style to his writing. He
is genius in his way of looking at the world as the
world does and as it should. I encourage you to read
this awesome book and look closer at God's glory!
God bless!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Everyone must breathe

Here are some amazing lyrics from
song "On the Radio". Check out her site.

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

I absolutely love these lyrics.
It's so honest. People want to think
that they are in charge of their lives
but sadly they can't control the
universe. God has made us dependant
on Him. "Everyone must breathe until
their dying breath"

God bless!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Laughing With

Laughing With

This is not my video... It's from Regina Spektor
Check out her site! God bless


Don't take things for granted

Our nation is so blessed! Everything we have we take for
granted. Our food, clothing, cities, even family... all this
is taken for granted. Imagine being a mother and waking
up your children in a little shack surrounded by garbage.
They are crying for food but you have nothing to give them.
You mix salt with water to give them some taste and
something to fill their little stomachs. That is normal in
third world countries. In America, we complain if we don't
have food whenever we feel like it. We expect to wake up
tomorrow and there will be food, clothes and a home
ready for us, just like today. No, we must realize that
what we have, God has given us.

So... what can we do??? First and foremost we can pray...
pray for the people in countries where food is NOT taken
for granted, pray that we as a country will not take things
for granted but share what we have in abundance. And
give, donate food, clothes or time to local organizations
that help the poor. Also thank God for what He HAS
given you! God bless


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Love 146

Love 146 is working towards the abolition
of child sex trafficking and exploitation
through aftercare and prevention.

Here are some staggering statistics from
their web-site...

*Trafficking in persons is modern-day slavery,
involving victims who are forced, defrauded or
coerced into labor or sexual exploitation.

*It is estimated that 2 children are sold every

*United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) now
believes that the number of children trafficked
annually... is around... 1.2 million (2006)

*The U.N. and other experts estimate the total
market value of illicit human trafficking at roughly
$32 billion. This makes trafficking in persons the
second most lucrative crime in the world.

*It is estimated that at least 27 million people are
currently enslaved around the world, this is more
than double the number of Africans enslaved during
the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Check out the Love146 website to learn more.

Go to their videos to see the amazing story of how
they got their name.

God Bless!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Just a thought!

Have you ever wondered what
a specific person is doing in
Africa right now? What injustices
are going on in our world? Our
world is SO dark and lost! Be
a light today and pray for
someone in the world!
God bless!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Little Evangelist

Here's a story from "Too Small to Ignore" by
Dr. Wess Stafford. Very heartfelt story!
Be encouraged by it!

"Compassion's South Korea director, Dr. Justin
Suh, and members of his board of directors
were visiting the work in Ecuador and arrived
at a certain project one evening. They were
scheduled to see the program the next morning.
"We are so grateful for your visit to us," the
pastor said when they climbed out of the minibus.
"But I'm so very sorry to inform you that tomorrow
will not be a typical day at our project. I know
you want to meet the children and see what we
are trying to do for them in this desperate
community, but..." At this, the man's throat
began to tighten. "The children will not be
gathering as usual tomorrow. Instead, we will have
a funeral." He took a deep breath before continuing.
"Two of our little boys, brothers, were crossing the
busy street to come to the project yesterday and
were struck by a huge truck. The eight-year-old
was severley injured and is in intensive care at the
city hospital. But the little six-year-old was crushed
and died in the dirty street. He was a wonderful
little boy. We are all heartbroken." Justin Suh replied,
"Oh, my brother, we are so very sorry." The pastor
wiped a tear and continued, "In our culture, children
do not generally attend funerals, especially tragic ones
like this. So I'm afraid you will not see among us what
you came so far to see." The South Korean leaders
conferred and then offered,"Would it be all right if we
came anyway, sat with your congregation, and just
grieved with our Ecuadorian brothers and sisters in
their great loss? We know something of such great
sorrow in our own land." The next morning when the
Korean delegation arrived at the little church, the
sanctuary was filled to capacity. To their surprise,
some sixty of the mourners sitting on the coarse wooden
benches were children. The pastor met the visitors at
the door and just shrugged his shoulders; he had no
explanation for why so many children had shown up for
a funeral. While waiting for the service to begin, the
national staff members began to move among the
children, quietly talking with them in Spanish.
Eventually Justin and his group heard the report. Child
after child had said, "He was my friend. He is the one who
told me of Jesus' love. He helped me invite Jesus into
my heart. I'm sad, but I've come today to send him to
his heavenly home."
This little Ecuadorian child had led over fifty of his friends
to Jesus! His life's work was gloriously accomplished by the
tender age of six. God needed a great evangelist for that
village. He needed a child.

God bless!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Too Small to Ignore

Too Small to Ignore is a powerful book by Dr. Wess Stafford,
President and CEO of Compassion International. The book
tells about Dr. Staffords childhood in Africa as a young boy
in a missionary family. The big message of the book is why
the least of these matters most.

Jesus really loved children and He made a point in showing
Matthew 18:5 says,
"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name
welcomes me."
Jesus repeatedly welcomed and blessed children.

However, children are not a priority in today's world.
Dr. Stafford writes,
"When hunger and famine strike a nation, adults become weak
and hungry,but it is the children who most often starve to
death. When disease arrives with all its fury, adults can become
very sick, but the first to die are usually children. When war
erupts over ethnicity or boundary lines in the dust, it is the
littlest victims who pay the most tragic price. Far more children
were injured or permanently maimed by our battles. The
tragedies go on for years after the last gunshot or grenade blast,
as land mines and booby-trapped toys keep wounding, terrorizing,
and killing our innocent ones. The ritual sacrifice of children has
been taboo for thousands of years. Yet tragically it is practiced
every day across our world. We sacrifice children on our altars of
our most destructive sins. when the sickness of pornography has
run to its most evil and destructive end, it takes the form of child
pornography. When prostitution reaches its sickest, most depraved
form, it becomes child prostitution."

Here are a few devestating statistics...

*55 percent of childrens deaths in the world is responsible from
*The earth can produce enough food for every man, woman, and child
to have 2,720 calories per day-more than any of us need.
*On September 11, the same day the twin towers fell, thirty thousand
children under the age of five from hunger and AIDS.
*The World Health Organization reported taht 745,000 children died
in 2001 from the measles.
The total cost of vaccinating them would have been only $558,750. We
spend five times that much on chewing gum each and every year.

It's all a matter of priorities.
Speaking of priorities, isn't it interesting how a schoolteacher earns
between $25,000 and $30,000 a year while a professional baseball
pitcher earns that much for every out he throws?

So how can we help? It is not always possible to go and rescue fifty
children and take them into our homes, and clothe and feed them.
However, sponsoring a child can help one child at a time.
By telling them them that they are loved and cared about, by nurturing
their dreams and encouraging them to be the best they can be, we
can help children overcome poverty and discouragement.
Proverbs 31:8 says,
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of
all who are destitute."

God bless you!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Today, nearly 27,000 children age 5
and younger will die of preventable
causes. That's about 18 children every
minute. And that is just in one day.
To help change that statistic, go to
Compassion and find more about
sponsoring a child. Have a great week!
God bless!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Making a difference

Happy New Year!
Throughout this New Year, try
to really make a difference.

Making a difference doesn't mean
that you have to go out to some
third world country and help
five thousand peope, it could be
as simple as babysitting your
neighbors or raising money to
help a local family adopt. God
will bless you as you try to make
a positive difference in this
generation! God bless!