Dr Ryan Anderson gave three excellent presentations on Tuesday at the convention. He has a way of articulating a message in clear, concise, and compelling language. It was a tremendous example of how to more effectively communicate the prophetic message of the Gospel in circumstances where we know the deck is stacked against us. In the evening we were blessed to have Representative Nathan Winters inspire and motivate us to put our learning into action.
On Wednesday we had a number of speakers who added some very practical components of what we can do at the local level. I was honored to be one of the break-out session speakers as well. I encouraged the attendees to explore ways in which the pro-life community can be more effective in its outreach to women who find themselves in difficult circumstances. We have made some great strides in Wyoming but there is still much to do to in order to build a culture that truly respects life from conception through natural death.
On Wednesday afternoon at the conclusion of the convention I headed back toward Cheyenne with a stop in Douglas for a brief meeting. (I also checked to see if the pastor was working.) With a little daylight left I prepared for the remainder of the trip home. It should have been just under two hours but it took significantly longer due to nearly white-out conditions for a significant portion of the way. How could such a small amount of snow create so much havoc? The 50 MPH winds would have something to do with it. I said prayers for each of the accident victims I passed along the way. A tip of the hat goes to our police officers, firefighters, and ambulance personnel. They were dealing with some difficult situations under some harsh conditions.
It has been a long few days but very productive. There isn't much time to rest. If the interstate is reopened in the morning I will be heading west on I-80 for the next commitment. I hope the winds slow down at least a little bit. If you are safe and sound where you are give God thanks and praise for that blessing.