Category Archives: God’s creation

Mommy cat adopts orphaned baby rabbit

I was feeling depressed by news today, then I remembered I hadn’t done a therapeutic post on those “creatures without sin” for two days!

I hope this brings down your blood pressure and lifts your spirits, as it did mine.

~Éowyn

From Chains to Glory

The Rescue

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This is a scene of spiritual violence, and an act of angelic valor in the rescue of a family who has committed their lives to Jesus Christ. It is a look into the reality of the spiritual darkness that has taken over our society.

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In the distance we see hordes of people chained and led around by demonic principalities and powers, in a bleak landscape of stepped pyramids (emblems of human power and achievement) under a rusting iron sky with a black sun.

chains_explosion_viewIn the foreground we see a demon falling backward toward us from the explosive impact of a flaming sword cutting though the chain he was using to hold the family captive.

The angel wielding the sword is standing on the chest of another demon he has subdued.

Another angel, with his back turned toward us, is holding off a demonic prince on horseback (admittedly a little bit of Tolkien influence here).

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Just beyond that we see a family rushing into the waiting arms of the Lord Jesus Christ. Surrounding them is beautiful white light indicating that they are escaping the kingdom of darkness and entering into the liberty of the children of God, a world filled with light and color and beauty.

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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
– John 8:12


Baby’s thumbs-up ultrasound saves her from being aborted

Her parents were told their baby had a life-threatening heart condition. Doctors twice recommended an abortion.

But when little Chanel Murrish‘s parents saw her ultrasound, they changed their minds.

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Sarah Zagorski reports for Life News, April 13, 2015, that United Kingdom residents Fay and Michael Murrish were thrilled to be expecting their third baby. But at their 20-week scan they found out some devastating news— their unborn baby had a life-threatening heart condition called Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and had only a low chance of survival.

Even with operations, their baby would have only a 50-50 chance of surviving the first and would need two more. Her life expectancy would only be to young adulthood and she would eventually need a heart transplant.

In fact, doctors felt so strongly about their baby’s dire outcome that they recommended abortion twice.

However, the couple refused abortion after their baby started kicking in the womb and an ultrasound showed something remarkable.

Fay explained, “But Chanel started kicking. There was no way I could have a termination. I know she wanted to live because she was giving a huge thumbs-up at her scan.”

In 2014, Chanel Murrish was born via Caesarean section and was rushed into surgery. She became the youngest baby ever to undergo open-heart surgery in the United Kingdom and is now thriving. Fay concluded, “Chanel is going from strength to strength having got through not just the first operation but a second procedure at the age of just seven days.”

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According to the Center for Disease control, HLHS is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart and as the baby develops, the left side of the heart does not form correctly. Research finds that HLHS is extremely rare but it does have a high mortality rate, accounting for approximately 23% of neonatal deaths. The condition can be detected on a fetal echocardiography, although in many cases it isn’t diagnosed until after birth because the unborn child appears to be developing normally.

LifeNews had reported on a previous case of a baby born with HLHS who successfully underwent two heart operations and is now doing well.

In 2012, Scarlett Crowther was born with the same condition as Chanel. She may not have made it at all had her mom decided to have an abortion, but Scarlett’s mother Rebecca Turner rejected that idea. Scarlett was given a 50/50 chance of surviving the defect just like Chanel but went through two successful heart operations, with one of them coming at five days after birth.

Mother and baby are now doing much better. Rebecca calls Scarlett a “little fighter. When I hold her now I just can’t believe how healthy and happy she is. She’s my miracle baby.”

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The ultrasound of little Chanel giving a thumbs-up HUMANIZES the life in Fay Murrish’s womb.

The pic made Fay and Michael Murrish realize that the life growing in Fay’s womb is a human being. That is why the pro-aborts get so enraged when pro-lifers display posters of aborted babies.

~Éowyn

Brave cat protects baby from man’s attacks

A baby is lying in a car-seat.

A man (the baby’s father?), seated in a messy sofa-bed, stares at the baby.

With his right hand, he first smacks the baby’s left foot, then repeatedly hits the side of the car-seat.

Whack, whack, whack . . . .

A black cat comes to the baby’s defense.

She jumps on the man’s hitting arm to stop him from hitting baby.

But the man shoves the cat off and goes back to whacking the car-seat.

So the cat leaps on the man’s arm again, and again, and again, and again, but is flung off by the man each time.

So the cat tries once again, her sixth attempt. This time she goes for the man’s elbow and bit him.

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The man is more than 20 times the size and weight of the little cat.

What a brave and noble kitty!

H/t Most Holy Family Monastery and FOTM’s Mike.

~Éowyn

 

Divine Mercy Sunday

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked,
where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came
and stood in their midst
and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
When He had said this,
He showed them His hands and His side.

-John 20:19-20

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Although you have not seen Him
you love Him;
even though you do not see Him now
yet believe in Him,
you rejoice
with an indescribable and glorious joy,
as you attain the goal of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.

-1 Peter 1:8-9

Jesus, I trust in You

The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.

The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:

A – Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.

B – Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.

C – Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.

This is the Divine Mercy prayer that concludes the Chaplet of Divine Mercy (From the Diary of St. Faustina, 950):

“Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen”

When I encounter great difficulties and find myself greatly overwrought, I turn to Him with a child’s simple faith, and whisper: “Jesus, I trust in You.”

See also “Religious faith is most powerful non-medicine against pain.”

~Eowyn

2 pictures capture our special bond with dogs

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H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Éowyn

We have baby owls! On doorstep, in bird bath, and live owl cam!

A woman finds a baby owl on her front porch (h/t FOTM’s Mike!):

2+ years ago, a man also found a baby Great Horned Owl on his doorstep, depicted in this video that describes the good work of Avian Rescue:

Are you stressed out?

Watch 4 baby owls drink and bathe in a bird bath after a day of 105 temps in Texas, amidst the serene tinklings of a wind chime. The delightful bathing begins at the 7:40 mark.

Finally, have you ever watched an owl cam?

Here’s live streaming from an owl cam of a wild Barn Owl family. Click here!

This is a screenshot I took of the owl cam a couple days ago:

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~Éowyn