Monday, April 11, 2011
I don't know about you, but my thoughts keep thinking ahead to the fall of 2012. I am watching with anticipation these days to see who will actually put their names in the hat to challenge President Obama for the Presidency of the United States.
This weekend my children and I watched an excellent documentary on the life and presidency of Ronald W. Reagan entitled Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny. Hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich and produced with Citzens United, the DVD tells the story of his life and the three pillars that shaped his time in office: reviving the American economy, restoring America's spirit, and challenging the oppression of the Soviet Union. One quality that stood out was Reagan's frankness and truth-telling. He said what he meant without allowing public opinion to sway his stance. It was a good opportunity to talk with my oldest son about standing firm and not being a people-pleaser.
Gingrich has some advice for the Grand Old Party freshmen. Read it here. That's good, solid advice.
I have also begun reading Mike Huckabee's newest book (which reads an awful lot like a running platform!), A Simple Government. Huckabee's straight-talk, down-to-earth, no fluff style is refreshing and appealing.
Did you know that Huckabee, while a Southern Baptist pastor, sensed a divine call into politics while studying the much-acclaimed Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby? The book has been a catalyst in the lives of a multitude of Christians, selling several million copies worldwide.
God cares about politics. So should we.