Lately I've been blessed to catch several faith-inspired programs or stories on t.v. Some are on conservative talk shows, but others have been in the mainstream, liberal Media, which is a pleasant surprise to their usual tight-lipped ways when it comes to any mention of faith.
First, my sister-in-law called and insisted I DVR Glenn Beck's report on Faith in America. If you haven't watched it, please do! It is well worth the time it takes to listen through it. Talk about an eye-opener! Wow! If only we could bring faith into our schools and government as it was intended to be! Go here to watch/listen to it.
The other day I was listening to the Huckabee Report on my way to school. I just love his common sense approach to things.
He mentioned Nebraska's new laws concerning abortion and as I listened I just thanked God for Governor Dave Heineman who led the change in legislation. The law is two-fold. First, it holds doctors CIVILLY responsible for performing extensive screening on women seeking an abortion in Nebraska. Second, and most controversial, is the banning of abortions at 20 weeks past fertilization due to what has been reported as fetal pain.
Praise God we still have people in leadership positions who will stand up for what they believe in and stand on what the forefather's intended for our country. Go here for the full story.
Then, this morning I was watching Good Morning America as I got ready for work. I'm sure you've heard the story about the little girl with autism in Florida, who walked off on a nature hike and was lost in the swampland for four days. Her story was on GMA, and the man who found her, a fellow church member of her family's gave ALL THE GLORY of finding her to God. He never took any credit, but said God led him straight to her as he prayed and recited scripture aloud, hacking his way through the swampland. His interview was about 5 minutes long and he said the Lord's name at least as many times. He seemed so humble and full of the Spirit; I was taken aback somewhat by his courage and his insistence that he was not to credit for finding her.
I think he was living up to Paul's instructions to the people of Thessalonica:
2 Thessalonians 2: 15-17 So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter. May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.