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Posted: May 05, 2009, 12:29 PM
Why Control Healthcare Costs?
Logical Exhaustion. That is the only way to describe the frustrating downward spiral of the health care debate. The President and his allies cannot stop talking about "reform" but no o...
Posted: May 06, 2009, 06:28 PM
Day 1 Praying for Congress
"Why bother praying for those people? They have betrayed the Constitution and us. They are at the top of the elitist food chain. They live large off our tax dollars, pass they don't have...
Posted: May 07, 2009, 06:20 PM
Calling Evil Good -- Day 2 of the 40 Day Adventure
It’s the second day of the 40 Days of Prayer for Congress and I am already having a stroke. I read a quote this morning from someone who allegedly wants to be a US Senator. Florida Governo...
Posted: May 08, 2009, 03:44 PM
Day 3 of the 40 Days of Prayer -- Our Focus
If you just heard about the 40 Days of Prayer for Congress -- Great! Don't worry that this is day three. If you have forgotten a day and fallen behind, don't worry about it. Just pick up again t...
Posted: May 09, 2009, 04:40 PM
Day 4 of the 40 Day Prayer Adventure
Today is Mother's Day. Every name on today's list, every member of Congress has a Mother. Every member was born just like you and me. Every member had someone hold them on that first day. Every ...
Posted: May 10, 2009, 10:49 AM
Day 5 -- Following the Cool Kid
In high school they were the popular kids. They seemed to control everything. There was no escaping the power of their clique. You were either in or out. Sadly, Washington D.C. and the US Congre...
Posted: May 11, 2009, 08:51 AM
Day 6 -- The Divide
I felt it on Capitol Hill this morning. I no sooner hit the Hill than it was obvious this city is divided not by a river or a racial or economic divide. It is divided by two warring groups who w...
Posted: May 12, 2009, 06:53 PM
Day 7 -- The Stars Are Aligned
While we were working at the Capitol this morning the President was standing before a microphone with his party allies in the House proclaiming that healthcare “reform” had to be don...
Posted: May 13, 2009, 06:57 PM
Day 8 -- The Real Congress
The other day Dr. Jeff Sanders and I were standing outside the Capitol about 9am. We were watching hundreds of Congressional staffers flow across the intersection and line up to enter their offi...
Posted: May 14, 2009, 08:50 PM
Day 9 -- Praying for the Lights to Come On
So what do we pray for Congress? Hopefully the same prayer as we pray for ourselves. "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." One of the specifics I have been ...
Posted: May 15, 2009, 10:34 PM
Day 10 - A Lesson to Congress from Chrysler
This day began with prayer for Congress. The last 8 hours have been consumed in analysis of the shocking events in the automobile industry. Chrysler has terminated contracts with dealerships all...
Posted: May 16, 2009, 10:59 PM
Did they pray?
When you were in church yesterday -- did anyone lead in prayer for those in authority? Did anyone pray for America, pray for the President, pray for the Congress?
Posted: May 18, 2009, 07:02 AM
Day 12 -- Getting Tougher to Pray?
It sure is getting tougher for me to pray for Congress, especially when I would like to just scream out in frustration. There was the race for the TARP, the race for the Stimulus, the race to ta...
Posted: May 18, 2009, 07:49 PM
Day 13 -- Where was Congress Today?
In 1975 the Congress passed the first CAFE laws regulating gas mileage for cars sold in America. Today the President changed those laws by a dictate. He did not request legislation from Congress...
Posted: May 19, 2009, 11:32 PM
Why Won't Congress Save these Jobs? -- Day 14
Praying, praying and praying for Congress today. Praying that someone will get a clue. There is a horrible injustice going on in America right now. 789 independent businesses are being destroyed...
Posted: May 20, 2009, 10:48 PM
Day 15 -- How can they be sure?
What if Congress is wrong about global warming? What is it is not man-made? What if it is not driven by CO2 at the levels they currently believe. What if the earth has actually stopped warming? ...
Posted: May 21, 2009, 10:06 PM
Day 16 -- They Died for This?
Yesterday I visited the home where my father was raised. He left that tiny hillside home to go to war. A lot of boys from his Pennsylvania town left the mill and high school to head ...
Posted: May 22, 2009, 07:32 PM
Day 17 -- Sorry, I Just Don't Get It
If he was a Republican or a conservative he would be challenged on every front. The media would be screaming. The newspapers would be on fire. Congress would be calling for hearings and passing ...
Posted: May 23, 2009, 10:05 PM
Day 18 -- While we are playing
The Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off of the Summer. It is a wonderful American tradition where we first remember the thousands who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country...
Posted: May 24, 2009, 09:46 PM
Day 19 -- Inevitable
US Senator Max Baucus said this about healthcare in the Washington Post: "I'm sick and tired of being the maintenance senator, the extender senator," he said in his spacious corner off...
Posted: May 25, 2009, 07:04 PM
Day 21 -- The Battle
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heav...
Posted: May 27, 2009, 07:08 AM
Day 22 -- Will Anyone Answer the Call?
We are still praying for Congress -- everyday. Praying for members and for the body as a whole. We pray and then we act upon our responsibilities. A friend told me tonight she has been calling h...
Posted: May 28, 2009, 11:14 PM
Day 23 -- There is still time
What fun would it be to join in a 40 day adventure of prayer for Congress with only 17 days left? Why not try it and find out?
The fact that you are coming in at day 23 is no big deal. Just...
Posted: May 29, 2009, 10:39 PM
Day 24 -- A little secret about Congress
Members of Congress have been home for a brief while. Some took the time to travel the world. Many went home to be with their families. Here is a secret most people don't know: You can meet with...
Posted: May 30, 2009, 10:08 PM