I do want to share some of the things I learned, though. However, I am looking at my 90 page workbook full of notes, and I have NO idea where to start!!!
We talked a lot about the founding fathers' impact on our country and that yes, we truly were based on Christian beliefs, despite some of Pres. Obama's latest statements. There is evidence all over DC proving it. There are so many things written in the memorials/ monuments. There are pictures of Biblical events in the capitol building. Dr. Richard Land was one of our speakers and he reminded me oh so much of my grandpa. A conservative, believing citizen. He was brilliant on all things America and leadership. One of our discussions were, "Will God bless America?" We used 2 Chronicles 7:14:
"If my people, who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." That just about sums that up.
The next part I'm going to share about was from a session on debriefing what we saw at the Holocaust Museum... it was depressing. We talked about abortions in relation to it because the question was raised, "Can the Holocaust happen again?"
Since 1973, 1/3 of the babies conceived have been aborted. That would mean 53 million babies. That is more than the amount of any casualties we have suffered in war for America. You cannot have quality of life (that so many Americans say they want) without first having life.
- Have we killed the cure for cancer?
- Have we killed the next Abraham Lincoln?
- Have we killed the next bold evangelist?
After the elderly reach 59 1/2 (all of my grandparents would qualify):
- no more organ transplants will be available
- no more heart surgeries will be available
- no more stroke remedies will be given
- no more cancer treatment will be allowed
Some important leadership lessons I learned:
- The 2nd chair can sometimes play the most important role.
- Help your peers reach their capacity.
- Leaders are readers.
- Tell on your sins (to God) or they will tell on you.
- Those who take the time to initiate are the least likely to fail.
- Our responsibility is to share God's truths in present day language.
- God loves you as you are, but also loves you too much to let you stay the same.
- Be convinced in your own mind.
- Militantly refuse to be shallow. Grace demands more.
- The attitude of Christ leads to service, community, and worship.
Reach out to others.
Open your world.
Walk towards wisdom.
Thanks for taking the time to read a fraction of what I learned! I'm sorry if it is of no interest to you, but I really think God is calling me to be more bold about sharing what I'm learning and sharing my beliefs of our most precious Heavenly Father.
Oh, and did you know that Martin Luther King Jr.'s lowest grade was in public speaking??? :)