On February 26, 2018 the American Enterprise Institute, “a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world,” hosted an event, Reforming Foster Care Systems at the State Level, at which Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was a keynote speaker. During the panel discussion and Q&A session following Governor Bevin’s initial remarks, he provided one of the best responses I’ve heard to a question addressing gun violence in schools, specifically in reference to the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Governor Bevin’s commentary was thoughtful, truthful, and unencumbered by impulsivity and knee-jerk emotion.
My bet is that 100% of Americans want to stop mass shootings and protect our schools. There are just dissenting opinions on how to go about accomplishing the goal. I’ve chosen to keep my opinions about gun control and the Second Amendment to myself, but I will say this. Regardless of on which side of the argument you find yourself, if you’re going to march in protest, carry signs and make sweeping declarations, it’s a good idea to know what your talking about. Even just a little bit. If you don’t, it weakens your cause and it makes you seem… forgive me… stupid. Say for example, if you’re demanding the banning of assault weapons, it might be kind of a good idea to actually know what an assault weapon is. WATCH.
“in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
There is no limit to your potential when you pursue your goals and confront life’s obstacles with the spirit of a grateful heart. WATCH.
Patrick Henry Hughes and his father, Patrick John Hughes, share an incredible story of love and triumph in the face of insurmountable odds. Today Patrick is a musician, motivational speaker and the author of I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving and Reaching Your Dreams, which was dramatized in 2015. The movie, I Am Potential is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime and included free with Prime Membership.
If you only watch one video today, let it be this one.
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During his audition for ABC’s reboot of American Idol, 19 year-old Benjamin Glaze happened to mention he liked his job as a cashier because it provided him the opportunity to meet cute girls. When Luke Bryan asked if he’d kissed a girl and liked it – a play on Katy Perry’s hit single – Glazer confessed, “I have never been in a relationship and I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.” Kind of sweet and refreshing in this day and age, right? Enter Katy Perry. WATCH.