Since 1973, 52 million lives have been taken to abortion in the US alone. That is 1/6 of the present American population. Of the 180 million lives brought from Heaven to a womb since 1973, more than one in every four were aborted. view source >>
We take abortion for granted. It is the "alternative," the wild card. And many people treat it like a mulligan on a putt-putt gold course. We abhor the sin but there is grace for the sinner.
Did you know?
- At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and, at current rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four will have an abortion by age 30 and three in 10 will have one by age 45
- More than one million abortions occur in the United States every year
- The lifetime average is about one abortion per woman, worldwide
Did you also know that these shocking numbers are displayed on a website which claims that abortion is "a common experience for women and girls worldwide?" view source >>
The commonality of abortion should not be a comfort, it should be a grave concern. We are presented these numbers like nothing is wrong, like abortion is normal.
Like murder is normal.
In Exodus 20:13 God tells us "You shall not murder." Please don't murder your unborn child. Take heed in the message that Ron DiCianni, an abortion survivor himself, gives us in his beautiful new painting, "Before I Formed You in the Womb..." presented by Tapestry Productions. Let us celebrate the miracle of childbirth and make our best efforts to hinder the act of abortion.
Posted on July 15, 2012 3:23 PM
God tells us in Jeremiah 1:5 that "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." This is a clear message from God that we are His children long before we are conceived, and certainly at our moment of conception. I find it interesting however that shortly after in Jeremiah 1:7 God also tells us "Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you."
Do not say you are too young. No excuses. There are no excuses for poor decisions, and there are no cop outs. There is no excuse to not live a Godly life. We were given the law to follow. That has not changed.
There are no excuses for abortion. There is no "better time to have a baby." You don't need to "get your life in order." You are not "too young." And you certainly can't "just not want to have kids."
We humans have a difficult time understanding and accepting that everything that occurs on this planet and in our lives is God's will. The fact of the matter is that, if you are considering abortion, you have placed yourself in a circumstance where God was able to make the deicsion for you to become pregnant. It is by His good will that you are bearing a child, and not just any child. His child.
"Go to everyone I send you." God commands us to go to whom we are sent. Perhaps a child can also be sent to us.
Don't kill God's child. Do not say 'I am too young.' Just say yes, and be humbled. After all, it was God who decided that you would make a great parent.
The same sentiment of this message can be found in Christian artist Ron DiCianni's latest work, Before I Formed You in the Womb... This beautiful piece depicts the splendor and wonder of pregnancy in a magical way and is presently available for a special pre-release sale. Every print also receives, at no cost, a copy of Ray Comfort’s incredible DVD 180º which chronicles the transformation of people on camera from pro-choice to pro-life once they are exposed to the truth behind abortion. A major portion of each print goes to fund pro-life efforts at such incredible ministries as 180º and pro-life pregnancy centers.
Posted on July 14, 2012 11:50 AM
Tapestry Productions is thrilled to introduce Ron DiCianni's latest painting Before I Formed You in the Womb...
As God so often does with Ron's work, Before I Formed You has a multi-layered message. First and foremost it is a statement on the true nature of life. Not an accident, not a mistake, but a planned act of creation by the Creator of all things. The miracle of pregnancy and birth is one of God's greatest masterworks. It is inconceivable that the complex process of human development "just happened" or "evolved" rather it is evidence of a great power, ingenuity, craftsmanship and order that permeates every cell division and each second of growth. The Bible makes it clear that such is the hand of God.
The painting is also a celebration of each family enlarged by the blessing of a child. Psalm 127:3 tell us that "Children are a reward from the Lord." And for each family blessed with a new arrival or longing for one, Before I Formed You... celebrates with them the blessing from the Lord that is a child and serves as a great pointed reminder that while we don't yet know what that little one will be, He does for He formed them for a specific purpose!
This stunning painting also continues the tradition of Ron's clear statement on Life and how each baby is precious to God. In a world where an unwanted pregnancy can be "ended" with the mere inconvenience of a pill or a medical procedure, few stop to realize that each life is created by Almighty God.
It's sad that abortion should be so pervasive, especially in America, where our founding document asserts that all are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life..." Obviously the "life" of the unborn no longer counts.
What makes the story of this painting so much more remarkable is that Ron himself was scheduled to be aborted. Now, instead, by God's grace and mercy, he has the opportunity to make a powerful statement on Life. Look for more on that in a future blog post.
As we release this new piece, we join with the incredible movement call 180 which presents the truth behind abortion and through their incredible new DVD chronicles the real life change in people as they awaken to the truth and go from pro-abortion to pro-life. Each print of Before I Formed You... comes with a copy of this very special DVD at no cost!
Finally, each print sold will benefit a pro-life ministry or organization, ensuring that the message of this painting translates into a direct benefit to those who work so tirelessly to save the lives of the unborn and help all to see the miracle that is each unborn child.
Released as a signed numbered limited edition paper print, Before I Knew You... is a powerful statement on Life, Children and God's design for each of us. Please consider partnering with us in this incredible outreach by purchasing a copy of this new print for your home, your church or as a donation to a pro-life ministry. You can view the print here.
President & Publisher
Tapestry Productions Inc
Posted on July 13, 2012 8:46 AM
It is our great privilege to welcome a new DiCianni into the family!
Hudson Taylor DiCianni born June 25th at 9:05pm. By God’s grace Mom and baby are doing well!
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Psalm 127:3
It is our great hope that he grow into a powerful man of God who serves the Lord with all his life and heart.
Mom & Dad
Posted on July 9, 2012 1:23 PM
He who has my commandments and keeps them is he who loves me. His commandments are not burdensome. (John 14:21 & 1 John 5:3)
Much is written and lamented today about the "gap" between what Christians claim to be and how they actually act. Labels like "hypocrisy", "phony", "disingenuous" are all to quickly applied to Christianity as a whole. The reason is simply that "Christians" have failed to apply and hold themselves to Christ's own stated standard.
Christianity is not merely the act of repenting. It's not merely accepting Christ as Savior. While those are the cornerstone of the building, they are not the whole structure. There is yet a standard that then needs to be lived up to.
Imagine for a second if you decided to go to college, you filled out the admissions paperwork, got accepted - received a scholarship even! - and then never went to a single class. Never attended any of the orientation meetings, never enrolled, never picked a major, never even went to see the campus. But, you made sure to tell everyone that you went to that school. Would you be a fit and able representative of that school? Could you really claim to be able to represent that college well? More importantly, would the school even want you to represent them? You received no education, you made no progress, you are still as uneducated as the day you enrolled. You didn't get a better job as a result, you aren't making more money, nothing in your life has "changed" as a result of your so-called "education". Would that reflect well on the college or would people look at you and say "well, that school didn't do much good for that guy over there, I'm not going to waste my time even looking at it".
Isn't that what so many do with Christ? Come to know Him as Savior and then never do anything further. We're quick to tell everyone "Oh, I'm a Christian" but does our life reflect Christ? Are we showing our love for God by keeping His commandments? Are we reading our Bible? Tithing? Praying? Are we abstaining from the things of the world or were we first in line to see that new Harry Potter Movie? Is our time spent growing in Christ or reading Fifty Shades of Gray?
Those that love God, those who are Christians, show it not through word but through action. While the sacrifice of Christ is a finished once for all sacrifice for our salvation, we are responsible to "work out" our own salvation with "fear and trembling". We are responsible for living a life that glorifies Christ on this earth as ambassadors proclaiming His love to world. We are responsible for our growth in grace and knowledge as we diligently seek to follow Christ.
The reason that the word "hypocrite" is so closely attached to the word Christian is that we have neglected the command to follow Christ's commandments. We have neglected to go to the school we just received a scholarship from! Claiming to be a Christian while not living up to the standard of Christ is a ridiculous as claiming to be a Harvard graduate while working as a busboy!
Both in what we do and what we say, in what we choose and from what we abstain, in how we live and spend out time & money, we need to be a credit to Christ so that people look at us and see Him. That will never happen until we recognize that there is something required of us; that there is more then just filing out the admissions paperwork. If you love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
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Posted on July 3, 2012 12:29 PM
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