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Are We Living in the Days of Herod and Pharoah


By Carolyn Dale Newell

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:13 NKJV

I am ashamed of the state I live in, Virginia. It was bad enough when New York passed legislation cheerfully to perform abortions right up until the moment of birth, but the governor of Virginia wants to take it to infanticide. Thankfully, this is not the opinion of most Virginians.

In an interview last week, the Virginia governor stated that once the baby is delivered it should be kept comfortable and resuscitated if the parents desire. Then a conversation would ensue between the parents and the physician to reach a decision. That is post-birth abortion. They would do this in cases where the child is born with something such as down syndrome.

Moses was born during a time when Pharaoh ordered all males born to Hebrew women to be killed. After Herod learned about the birth of King Jesus, he ordered the deaths of all male children under the age of two. This past week’s events are no different.

Why does our government protect animals, but they are happy to destroy a human life? One created in the image of God.

While strolling along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, we came upon a temporary fence protecting a sea turtle nest. Posted on a sign attached to the fence were the penalties for disturbing the protected species. The federal penalties for disturbing a sea turtle, the nest, or the hatchlings include fines and jail time (information from tapeunit.com).

Why do we as a nation place more value on a sea turtle than a human life?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
(Jer. 1:5 NKJV)

God knew Jeremiah before He formed him in the womb, prior to conception. God purposed the life of this child. Also notice that God formed the fetus. When you abort a baby, you are killing a masterpiece of God. Then God goes on to say that He sanctified Jeremiah in the womb and ordained him as a prophet. What if Jeremiah’s mother had aborted him?

If you have had an abortion, God will forgive you when you repent. We all have sinned. None are perfect, except Jesus.

I plead to the church. To the pastors and preachers. And yes, even to my fellow bloggers and writers. The church must take a stand. We cannot sit silent any longer. I am unashamed to speak the truth of God. I am not concerned about followers or book sales. I write to serve God, not man.

What about you? When you preached Sunday morning, did you take that stand against abortion? Did you tell your congregation it is sin? Have you stood for unborn babies rather then fearing being unfriended? Church, if we don’t take a stand, Satan will. It is already happening.

Copyright 2019 Carolyn Dale Newell.

Guide Dog School: Day 7

Guide Dog School: Day 7


I never appreciated a day of rest so much. We all work hard here: the students, instructors and dogs. My day begins at 5:40 AM and ends around 10:00 PM. That includes three delicious meals. Obedience is at 6:00 AM.


Friday was an exciting day in White Plains. They were filming a movie there and people were everywhere. When you shop during the busy Christmas season, take me and Black Beauty with you. She cuts through crowds like a hot knife cuts through butter. Part of my afternoon route was done without the instructor’s support leash attached to my dog. Saturday, the support was removed entirely, and we had a few hiccups, but nothing major. Just the normal stuff with a dog adjusting to a new handler.


They still have not given us the permission to announce the name, but I will tell you she is a girl. I will reveal her name tomorrow (with permission). You will be the first to know.


I have enjoyed real Italian spaghetti and chicken parmesan, a Greek food called gyro, and I tried a mocha, but I preferred their hot chocolate better. We had grilled steaks tonight and a delicious banana split at lunch. I also love these New York accents.


We had an issue with meals. My furry friend likes to chew on chairs. Lori has worked with me to correct the problem and tonight was a success. I anointed her and prayed for her. We all know the Lord has used a rooster and a donkey. Why can’t He curve a dog’s inclination to chew? I trust God that way, taking everything to Him in prayer.


Yesterday was exciting and different. After lunch, we taught our dogs to find “the chair” using a clicker and food reward. Then we learned to work our dogs in the building. Then Black Beauty had play time where I saw a different side of her. Last night, I learned to groom her.


How can you pray for me? Tension, turns, and trust. There has to be the proper tension on the handle. I hesitate a bit on turns, and I need to trust her on the stairs. Maybe I should look at it like this: I need to trust God to handle her handling me on the steps.


The big reveal is tomorrow. I have even given her a middle name, and she has a nickname too. I do appreciate your prayers. If you are considering a guide dog school, Guiding Eyes for the Blind in New York is top notch.