I was there. I got to see him in person.
I did, however, miss out on quite a bit of his other speeches and footage. So if you want a recap, need to catch up on his speeches like me, or just want to go back and re-read his genius, here is everything he said on his U.S. visit.
Whatever transition you’re facing, you probably just upped your adult-ing game: good job.
But I can pretty much guarantee that no matter the life change, it’s probably been hard.
The big takeaways for me were these four realizations that were a game-changer in outreach — and they can help you, too.
I remember looking at the girls with me. Our disbelieving eyes met as if to say, “Is this honestly happening right now?” Funnily enough, it WAS.
We can’t just sit by and let evil triumph without taking the chance to act. So what should we do to stop abortion, specifically Planned Parenthood?
Thank God for coffee...you don’t know what your invitation could do in the life of another.
A broken family is considered normal in our society, and we cover the pain by saying no family is perfect...but tolerance for our brokenness isn’t fixing anything. You know what I think CAN fix the problem? Fatherhood.
I have to confess what my initial reaction was to hearing about Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted children:
I avoided it.
All mission trips are created equal...but may not look the same.
Some of us reading this blog might be the good kid that never did anything bad. Others of us might be the exact opposite. In a world that encourages us to do whatever makes us feel good, sadly, a lot of us have…for a long time.
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