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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Good to see Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the White House serving her country by serving POTUS well: “Trump looking to Sarah Huckabee Sanders in tough moments

“She understands America. She understands the president. And she understands how to connect the two,” said Conway, who noted that Sanders had appeared on television throughout the campaign as well. “The president has a great deal of trust in Sarah.”

…Sanders credits her larger-than-life dad with helping her learn how to deliver a message. Huckabee, a frequent political commentator, has long been famed for his pithy rhetoric. The two speak most mornings before 6 a.m. “I’ll call and say, ‘What do you think if I say this?’ He’ll say, ‘That’s really good. You might try to say it a little bit more like X,’” she said.

Next, keep your eyes on Kentucky. Every day brings something worth cheering for: “Kentucky bill would allow home-school students to play sports at public schools.” This makes total sense. Why shouldn’t homeschool kids be allowed to play on sports teams that their taxpaying parents pay for?


Jonathan Falwell spoke at this year’s National Religious Broadcasters annual convention: “Priorities Are Key to Protecting Family in Ministry.

“What would it profit a pastor if he gains the whole world and loses his own children?” Falwell, Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, asked. “I think all of us in this room have many times heard the tragic stories of ministry leaders whose families have fallen apart.”
…Everyone will come to the end of life, Falwell said, and ministry leaders will find that one way or another, if God is in it, the ministry work will continue.“But when you die, you are going to end. … Don’t you think our passion ought to be to make sure that things that do matter with us, our families … will keep going as well?”

Finally, my friend Frankie Melton, a scholar and a pastor, wrote about “The power of preaching the Word” — illustrated by a gospel-sharing opportunity he had with a stranger in a hospital.

I began making small talk, asking questions about her life and background to complete the required hospice evaluation from details of our conversation. Demonstrating her domineering spirit, she turned the tables on me and began peppering me with questions. She probed my beliefs and doctrine. She recoiled at the thought of belief in heaven, hell and the divinity of Christ, having drunk deeply from the wells of rationalism and pluralism.
We had been talking at length when she suddenly paused. She lurched forward in her chair and said, “I want to ask you something.” I knew immediately this was the reason I was sitting in her room. She was about to get to the point, her point. In a low and somber voice, she intoned, “I had a dream the other night. In the dream I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Touch the hem of his garment.’ What do you think it means?”
She was unaware of the origin or meaning of the phrase. The Holy Spirit used a fragment of biblical truth that had lain dormant within her for decades. Only God knows the preacher or Bible study leader who planted this seed in her young mind — long before she abandoned her faith.


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