Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shoes, How many are Enough?

I just counted that I have 16 pairs of shoes!!! 2 pair of them have never been worn, but I still think I may wear them someday, so I keep them around. 1 pair is fun 'dustmop' shoes from my grandkids, so I have to keep them. I'm sure they'll come in handy one of these days. I have 4 pair of sandals. 3 of those I wear on a regular basis in warm weather, and the other pair is sort of dressy in case I ever have a dressy summer event to attend. (One can only hope.) 3 pair of croc wannabes. I wear them often, so they are keepers. 2 pair of causal winter shoes that are great with bluejeans or dress slacks. Gotta have those. 2 pair are work shoes. (Nuff said about that.) And 1 pair of worn out sketchers that I still love. So I can justify having them all. But still, it seems kind of excessive to me.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stem Cell Research

There's something inherently wrong with embrionic stem cell research.

When I look at our little Sammy, and think of stem cell research, I just get cold chills! You see, he was an embryo not that long ago.

What if little Sam had been sacrificed in the early stages of his development for stem cell research? Without even realizing it, we would have been robbed of one of the most excellent blessings God gives.

What if the recipient of little Sam's stem cells happened to be an uncaring, hateful person who had spent their life doing terrible things? Perhaps a tyrant or a murderer or a child predator who should have been locked away, but instead gets a chance to be cured from some dreadful disease so that they can go out and destroy the lives of more innocent people?

I know there are some wonderful people that may benefit from stem cell research, but there have been great strides in adult stem cell research that should be investigated before we sacrifice our precious children.

I shudder at the thought of creating a life only to destroy it for the sake of science. In my mind, this is just as bad, if not worse than abortion or infanticide.

Just saying....