Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tim Goeglein: The man in the middle. feat. Amanda Haas

Speak Night @ the Sacher House

                              Speaker: Tim Goeglein             Host:  Amanda Haas

"So tonight I was the host of Timothy Goeglein at our LI intern speaker night. Every other week we host a leader in the conservative movement here at the Sacher House for dinner. Mr. Goeglein is the VP of External Affairs for Focus on the Family, and he was one of the longest serving aids for President George W. Bush. He recently wrote a book about his time in the White House, which he titled "The Man in the Middle" as Karl Rove described his job position when it was originally offered to him. Almost all of us got a signed copy of his book. He spoke to us about conservatives are losing the political battle because they are not engaging in culture, in the sense that conservatives do not engage themselves enough in the things in life that shape the worldview of society. Hollywood and the entertainment world, philosophy, and the arts. Why do Christians and conservatives feel like that is not important to engage in? We've let the liberals claim that territory and it is the stick shift that directs which way the people will go.  He had a lot of great points - thoughts to chew on. *(much like the food.) He said our generation is a beam of hope because we actually understand the problems that conservatives are facing. I think he's right, and I think the first start in regaining strength in the cultural fight is restoring the culture of life. I hope and plan to do just that. The first step in moral change is to respect human life again in this country. To make the chance to live and experience life as we know it a basic human right. And we are the generation to do it."            - Amanda Haas
*added by Caleb Parke

Tim Goeglein is a courageous patriot. He encouraged and challenged me. His straight-talking honesty and courage inspired me, and I can't wait to finish his book, The Man in the Middle.  For the record, I am only one the second page, but it does have a catchy start.

He told me about Caleb from the Bible claimed a mountain. Read about it here.

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win great triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
           - Theodore Roosevelt

"For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living...What shall I return to the Lord for all His goodness to me?
           - Psalm 116:8-9, 12 (NIV)

"Orthodoxy is my doxy - heterodoxy is another man's doxy.
           - Bishop Williman Warburton

"It takes great struggles in life to make strength. It takes fight for principles to make fortitude. It takes crisis to give courage. And it takes singleness of purpose to reach an objective.
          - Margaret Thatcher 

You will probably hear more about Amanda, or Mandy, or Shmanders (ok, that's not really a real nickname).  She is awesome. Here's a video to prove it:
Ok, but here is one that you probably haven't seen:
She's up to a lot of work in pro-life movement and I can't wait to see how God uses her. She truly is a woman after God's heart - basically a rockstar for prolifers. The next Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann...

Be honest. Fight for what you believe is right. And do it with joy!

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