I understand that this topic is sensitive for many, but I want to share since I alluded to it on Sunday.
I spoke Sunday about having to face the reality of a decision I made early in marriage that I had to deal with three to four years later. It seemed harmless enough, and for many couples, it is; but it took time for me to come to grips with my own decisions and receive the grace that Jesus died for me to receive. And it revolved around birth control pills.
Is there a connection between birth control pills and abortion? from Randy Alcorn on Vimeo.
If you’re wondering why this matters, let me explain.
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A few years ago, I joined a buddy from staff, a friend from seminary, a few friends and family from a church in Texas, and about 1,500 people I didn’t know in Minneapolis for the Desiring God Conference for Pastors. (OK, truth be told, there was at least one other guy that I knew from seminary. But I intentionally avoided him. I’ll apologize for that in this life or the next.)
The topic: prayer. One of those topics: leading family worship. It struck a chord. Actually, much of that conference struck a chord. And I haven’t been the same since, nor has my family. Well, this year I have attempted to bring family worship into the Googer house with more regularity. It’s been. . .fun, to say the least, to sing songs like this in our house:
So for those of you who think that only superheroes lead family worship, let me share with you family worship from the peanut gallery.
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