Do you ever get the sense the United States of America is on the brink … that we are approaching a tipping point? Do you discern that we stand at the edge of ominous cliffs; debt cliffs, family cliffs, moral cliffs, spiritual and emotional cliffs? Does anyone think that Organized Religion or Disorganized Politics can save the day? Dare we Americans not think we are invincible in our own strength lest the sun set on the land of the free and home of the brave. Indeed, every empire, dynasty and superpower before us ended up on the ash heap of history. Analysis reveals most superpowers lasted 200-250 years before their foundations crumbled and the disintegration came from within. If you don’t believe me ask a Hittite, consult a Babylonian or an Assyrian, locate a Mede/Persian or an Inca, Mayan or Aztec. Unless we learn the lessons of history we are doomed to repeat them. In other words, our choice is HUMILITY OR HUMILIATION.
April 1 Jefferson Parish Luncheon
April 4 Grace Adventures Celebration
April 17 Oilfield Fellowship
April 22 30-minute television program
April 22 Profile of Champions Outreach
April 26 WW2 Museum
May 4 Countryside Fellowship in Savage, MD
Throughout the fall I watched person after person became downcast in the aftermath of the government shut down and polarization. Many people of Faith were discouraged at the very time I was seeing God show up daily in Caesar’s household. At our gathering this month, I had a Louisiana State Senator and two Representatives, an attorney, a former New Orleans Saints player and a pastor speak of their faith while illustrating how a new breed of courageous leaders are being raised up to serve with courage and integrity. It was a cherished evening. One surprise was a formal House of Representatives Resolution NO. 58 commending GRACE ADVENTURES “spiritual support provided to the legislators through Michael Sprague’s ministry as chaplain of the Capitol Commission.” It was signed and sealed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
|Rep. John Schroeder|
|Pastors Bailey, Young and Sprague|