What a WONDERFUL WAY to begin this FULL DAY at the State Capitol. Today we held our first 2017 Catacomb Caucus – an experience I am honored to lead. This event is held every Wednesday morning during session for 30-minutes as it involves a time of Christian Fellowship, Praise, Prayer and Devotion. Today, as pictured here, some 40 Legislators, Lobbyists and Capitol Guests gathered in the Governor’s large conference room as we began with these words “My Faith Informs My Life!”
Leading our Devotional today was Pastor Mark Chase. Pastor Mark is the President of NetCasters and serves as the Capitol’s Volunteer Chaplain. Isaiah 30:15 was his Bible text this morning: “For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved. In Quietness and trust is your strength.” From it he drew our attention to this truth: Repentance is a change of thinking and when you have right thinking you will have right living! Thank you Pastor Mark for sharing your heart and words of encouragement this morning! I would be amiss if I did not give a shout-out of gratitude to Trudy Qualm, wife of Representative Lee Qualm. Trudy led this morning’s inspiring Catacomb Caucus music with guitar in hand and a song in her heart. Thank you Trudy!
It was Winston Churchill who wisely said, “I am easily satisfied with the very best.” Well, that’s how I feel about those surrounding me this week at the Capitol. Norman Woods, FHA Youth and Young Adult Coordinator and Lobbyist serves with a flare of excellence in all he does here at the Capitol. This week we also have Ethan Nehring, as our FHA Intern and he does his parents, David and Lisa Nehring of Parker, SD, proud.