Happy Summer! It’s been interesting this year for me. Usually, I have a rather protracted break right after the legislative session that gives me time to chillax. Not this year. Here is a summary of my session:
You can click on the Iowa Association of Christian School’s newsletter link to see their take on our work this session. I was very proud of the Board and member schools for supporting me so well this year and getting some amazing things done for private schools and parental choice in education.
The results on the pro-life front weren’t as laudable. We were attacked by the Personhood-only crowd, undermined by groups claiming to straddle the fence between pro-life groups and hateful personhood-only groups, undercut by legislators that had last minute demands on the webcam abortion bill minutes before it needed to be moved to avoid being killed by the funnel deadline, etc. etc. The biggest enemy of progress on the life issue isn’t the abortion industry. It’s “pro-life” groups and legislators that refuse to save any baby unless they save them all…their way. We have plans to overcome this. It will take some time but we’ll prevail in order to save lives and end the practice of elective abortion in the U.S. for good.
On a spiritual note, I’ve been reading through a chronological reading plan on YouVersion’s iOS app. I’m loving it. It’s interesting to see the character of the books come out in the prophets as they often describe the same king’s stories with emphasis on different aspects of the events. I’m also really learning more and more about the intersection of wisdom and holiness. My job makes it a constant challenge to be shrewd and innocent, positive and resolute. How do I check emotion while maintaining passion? I have been diving in to God’s character on this. Sovereignty and the fruits of the Spirit. It’s fascinating. Ask me about it sometime. I may not shut up for 30 minutes.
That’s it for today. I’ll try to post from my adventures this Summer. There is a trip to Colorado with the in-laws and extended in-law/out-law family, RAGBRAI, and a trip to Florida on the horizon. Fun times! Hope you have an amazing Summer.