A Dream Becomes a Reality

Eight years ago, I only had an embryonic dream of reaching out to political, business and spiritual leaders, one leader at a time … in Louisiana and beyond. In January 2011, I bet the farm on God and along with Donna, birthed this dream. I didn’t have a clue where this would all end up and still don’t. However, God does things without asking my permission or advice. I just hold on for the ride. I’d like to share a recent glimpse of how that dream has become a wonderful time of open doors … Nationally, Statewide and Locally.

Nationally – I got to speak to Legislators and leaders in Springfield, Missouri on the topic Where to Find Civility and Hope in America. This took place on the evening of the explosive Kavanaugh hearing. This was either the dumbest topic ever, or the best. God used it. I had a great time in Missouri serving with Dr. John Battaglia. A couple of days later I got to speak to and interact in Michigan with the Capitol Commission Chaplains from across the United States. Donna and I then traveled to the Washington, DC area where I spoke at Forcey Bible Church, Inspiration Church and then to the state leaders of the Fellowship at the Cedars. All these groups are passionate about prayer and seeing spiritual revitalization in our land. God is on the move and it is wonderful to be part of the Kingdom of God.

Statewide – I regularly get to interact with our statewide leaders, many legislators and lead Bible Study at the State Capitol. Last week I had the privilege of opening a meeting in prayer for the Treasurer, Attorney General and Speaker of the House. I had conversations focused upon Jesus and how He is at work pulling leaders together for a deeper Kingdom work. I am also actively involved in the planning for the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in April.

Locally – Bible studies for leaders take place every day of the week but Saturday. This month, U. S. Senator John Kennedy spoke at our local Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. A few days earlier, we had a Leader Faith Forum and brought together community leaders to discuss, How Can Political, Faith and Business Leaders Work Together for a Flourishing Community. It was a full house of leaders and I can’t wait to see what will come from this engaging time. This month I was also privileged to serve on the Leadership St. Tammany team to bring together community leaders to address the Opioid Crisis.

Time is short. Our task is monumental. With God all things are possible. Our values are simple … The Centrality of Jesus. Practice Unity and Reconciliation. Build Trust-filled Relationships. See Challenges as Opportunities. Utilize the Power of Small Groups. Bet the Farm on God. Serve by Wanting Nothing in Return. Empower Leaders. Be Non-political. Let the Spirit Change Lives.

October in Pictures

Forcey Bible Church
State Leaders of the Fellowship at the Cedars
Inspiration Church
Capitol Commission Chaplain Dedication
Kim Bigler of James Storehouse receives Donation for a Foster Care Special Project
Donna and Michael with U.S. Senator John Kennedy
Community Leaders Address Opioid Crisis

Helping Louisiana’s Leaders,

A Dream Becomes a Reality

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