I think that one reason fetal stem cell research is opposed by so many is that the very idea and act of abortion is so oppositional. It's a bridge we would have to cross to say, "well if the baby is going to be discarded anyway"....it's just too hard to do this. Not that I will ever sit in judgement of a woman who has had an abortion. Only God knows her heart, her circumstance...and while He would never condone the act, He does love that woman very much. I also want to be clear that while I oppose abortion, I would never, ever condone the actions of many anti abortionists who have harmed others in their protests. And in the case of in vitro fertilization, I believe that life begins at conception, and to deliberately bring a life into being to destroy it in the name of research....I just can't condone.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Photo Scavenger Hunt #94 subject... This week go into your files and select a photo to post of sentimental value or special meaning. Don't forget to tell us why it holds value for you.
well....if you've learned anything about me by now....it's generally that i can't just post one photo...and this time is no different. :) so let me tell you about these few pics i've selected.
just over 2 years ago, we got married in new orleans. the motel was pet friendly, and if you didn't have a pet with you...they loaned you a pet goldfish! we named him oscar. lol and yes....he takes a guitar everywhere we go.
this was a first trip to new orleans for both of us, so we had fun exploring jackson square and the french quarter for 3 fun filled days......
and then we took a 5 day western caribbean cruise....leaving new orleans port....
docked at cozumel....the holiday is carnival's smallest liner....i thought it was huge!!
we had a wonderful time....and many wonderful memories.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
ok....i was gone a week, and it has taken me nearly a week just to get caught up at home, with email, and at work!! i'm telling ya...i wasn't gone long enough to pay like this!! the first 3 days were a business meeting...but they provided us with a wonderful cabin in the beautiful smokies.
and as part of a commitment exercise, we got to hike to the top of clingmans dome at sunrise!! i'll hafta say, that was the highlight of the business trip. :)
and then hubby came up after the meeting had adjounred and we spent two wonderful days soaking in the beauty.
our lil cabin in the woods wasn't as fancy as the one the company had put my teammates and i in, but i wasn't complaining!!
it was a wonderful trip....the scenery was gorgeous!! more pics to come! :)
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Monday, October 9, 2006
"We're far enough into fall to do this one now:
Your Monday Photo Shoot: Leaves are changing color all over the US -- show us the foliage in your neck of the woods. Normally I say that pictures from your archives are fine and dandy, but for this assignment try to get fresh photos of the change of the season. Remember also that even though this is called the Monday Photo Shoot, you can still submit pictures on Tuesday, Wednesday or even Thursday morning -- so you have some time to find that perfect fall photo. "
i work in tennessee and i've been wanting to go to a nearby state park....it had been several years since i was last there, and i had forgotten how beautiful it is....
Sunday, October 8, 2006
Photo Scavenger Hunt #91...The subject this week is: sunrises and sunsets
"This idea came from Greg at Photo Trek. If you can't get a sunrise picture because you are not an early riser and can't seem to get a good sunset shot, how about any skyshot?! Let's see the sky in all it's glory this week! Thanks for the idea, Greg!!"
so here are mine....