Travels with Duck Dynasty
This is a busy season for me.
For those of you who follow me on FB you know I was at Duck Commander in W.Munroe, Louisiana with my daughter on Tuesday. I guess I should be ashamed to admit I had never heard of them before or ever seen the show Duck Dynasty. What a hoot! Now I am addicted. If you haven’t seen it, you need to. It’s on A&E almost every night. It is wholesome, side-splittingly funny and has good old American family values like respect, discipline and faith. I love it. It is “Downton Abbey meets Rednecks”! And since some of my family are rednecks (I won’t tell you which ones!!) I get the humor!
I am an admitted new fan of the show!
Tomorrow I go to Destin, Florida to speak at the Shine On Women’s Conference at the Emerald Coast Conference Center. Tomorrow night I will talk about my Mother and the choices she made – how that made her the woman she was. Saturday morning I will talk about Jeremiah the prophet – one of my favorite biblical characters and what he tells us about how to live in troubled times – like now! Sunday morning I will speak at the Destin United Methodist Church at 10:00. If you are nearby, I’d love to see you.
Next week on Thursday night I will speak for the Pregnancy Care Center of Catawba County in Hickory, N.C. I love to speak for crisis pregnancy centers – they do such an important work. And those that work there are so caring and committed. It is a life-affirming and God-honoring work. They are going against a culture that says a pregnancy is inconvenient and can be terminated. A culture that has changed it’s language from “fetus” to “product of conception” so that the baby can be discarded easily. It is anything but easy.
Planned Parenthood has fed lies to our culture and we have bought them. I have seen too many lives deeply wounded by abortion. Maybe not right way. It seems like the easiest solution to a very difficult situation. But I can tell you that it isn’t. I have been with too many women who have wept on my shoulder in regret, shame and guilt. The event never leaves their memory. It brings such grief – many years later. But I am happy to say that there is forgiveness and healing in Jesus Christ.
Many have wept on my shoulder when facing an unplanned pregnancy but I have yet to hear a woman tell me she regrets giving the baby life.
These pregnancy centers minister God’s grace and love to women – and men – wounded by the lie of our society that says abortion is OK. I love to work with them. It is a joy.
Then I drive on to visit with my father for a couple of days before I come back home. I love what I do.
Got to go pack.