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Be Fruitful and Multiply, and Multiply and Multiply…

10 Nov

The Duggar Family: "Children are a blessing from the Lord." Ps. 127

Well no surprise, the Duggar family is at it again! Jim Bob and his wife Michelle are expecting baby number 20, Yes, I said number 20 in April.  And I say, “Goody for them!” Why not? Mrs. Duggar apparently loves children.  I find no wrong doing here.  However, some people do. I am not sure why.  Jim Bob works, matter of fact he is a former state legislator.  The children seem well-adjusted.  From what I have seen on television, they are well-mannered, well-educated and well-rounded.  The Father, Jim Bob appears very involved.  The Mother, Michelle always has a smile on her face, enjoys the large family and has a good handle on what would probably test “my Jesus.” Matter of fact, Michelle’s sister has confirmed her sister always wanted a BIG family. 

What I cannot understand are the people who are highly annoyed, outraged and even questioning why this women would get pregnant again at 45 years of age.  Well, let me set the record straight.  Mrs. Duggar is married, her husband doesn’t seem to have a problem with his rather large family.  They are not on any government assistance, at least that I know of.  The Duggars claim they are a Christian family, why shouldn’t God’s children populate the world?  Malachi 2:15 reads, “Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are His.  And what does He want? Godly children from your union… There it is in plain writing.  God puts a man and woman together for Godly children.  See there is no set number.  Whether it is one or 21, God just wants to make sure you continue the heritage of Godly upbringing. 

So as the Duggars prepare for baby number 20, I say congratulations!  It is the Duggar tradition to have all the children’s name start with the letter “J” may I offer this suggestion: a girl: Joelle and a boy: Joel.

In case you were wondering here is a rundown of the Duggar Brood: (source TLC/Wikipedia)

  Name Date of Birth Notes
1 Joshua “Josh” James March 3, 1988 (1988-03-03) (age 23) Married to Anna Keller on September 26, 2008
2 Jana Marie January 12, 1990 (1990-01-12) (age 21) Birth via C-section
3 John-David
4 Jill Michelle May 17, 1991 (1991-05-17) (age 20)  
5 Jessa Lauren November 4, 1992 (1992-11-04) (age 19)  
6 Jinger Nicole December 21, 1993 (1993-12-21) (age 17) pronounced like “Ginger”
7 Joseph Garrett January 20, 1995 (1995-01-20) (age 16)  
8 Josiah Matthew August 28, 1996 (1996-08-28) (age 15)  
9 Joy-Anna October 28, 1997 (1997-10-28) (age 14)  
10 Jedidiah Robert December 30, 1998 (1998-12-30) (age 12)  
11 Jeremiah Robert  
12 Jason Michael April 21, 2000 (2000-04-21) (age 11)  
13 James Andrew July 7, 2001 (2001-07-07) (age 10)  
14 Justin Samuel November 15, 2002 (2002-11-15) (age 8)  
15 Jackson Levi May 23, 2004 (2004-05-23) (age 7) Birth via C-section; featured in Discovery Health special
16 Johannah Faith October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11) (age 6) Birth featured in a Discovery Health special
17 Jennifer Danielle August 2, 2007 (2007-08-02) (age 4) Birth featured in a Discovery Health special
18 Jordyn-Grace Makiya December 18, 2008(2008-12-18) (1 years 10 months) Birth via C-section
19 Josie Brooklyn December 10, 2009(2009-12-10) (1 year 11 months) Birth via emergency C-section; featured in a TLC special

So let’s hear it, what do you think about this extra-large family? Do you think it is strange?

In His Super Grace

Ro:)

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