October 11, 2017
The Reconnect 10-11-17 | Praying the news | Interview with Erick Erickson on passing on what matters
We lead off today by praying the news. Fires are still raging in California. Around 2,000 structures (homes and businesses) have been destroyed and at least 17 dead. We are praying for the 20,000 people who have fled their homes and are in search of shelter.
Let’s be mindful of just how precious and fragile life is. I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to pray for those in need and take steps to do good to those around you. We are the people who actually know peace in the midst of any circumstance.
Erick Erickson is a well-known conservative political commentator, starting RedState and then The Resurgent websites. In the last year he came under much criticism for his refusal to support Donald Trump in his campaign for president. During that political firestorm, which necessitated around-the-clock armed guards at his house, he experienced something that caused him to reflect and change: both he and his wife faced very serious medical challenges. He wrote this book to share with his kids what really matters: Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children