Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An awesome Movement...

...is taking place in Canada. Given the current political crisis here in the States and our worries about FOCA amongst other possible human rights losses it would be wonderful if we could do the same here. To read the VISION of Canada's CRY click here. To see more details and hear some cool music click here.

I will be honest, I choked up listening to the music and reading the vision. As much as I have come to love the US - I domiss my original home. What I would give to see my native country and my adopted home both be all they can be - and for that vision we need to visit with our Founding Fathers of the US.

Does anyone have any ideas how we can create our own CRY here in the US?

"I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord." John 1:23

Can we not somehow join our voices as one and through our unified prayers make 'straight the way for the Lord" here in the US? I know we have a novena happening right now across the country in hopes of stopping the signing of FOCA and the loss of our rights that would ensue if this bill passes. Can we not find someway of being even MORE unified and more in touch with all Christians? Prayer IS our only hope!

Lets put our brains together and pray on this and see where it takes us and if you have not joined the novena - it is never too late to start.

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A great Post

This post by Elizabeth Foss, titled "Keep Your Eyes on Your Own work" is an excellent read. As Elizabeth is a homeschooling mum, my first assumption was that this was about children and school work. I was half correct. It is about school work, but not the kids. It is written for we mums and the temptation we can succumb to of comparing the interior of our homeschool life with exterior of another family's life. Now Elizabeth focuses on the homeschooling aspect of life - but her advice is applicable to ALL areas of our lives.

When have we not looked at the well behaved family two pews in front and wished that was our crew? Yet we are not sitting in that pew and we have NO idea of what is really happening there. How about the mum whose blog just screams massively organized super mum and we wonder where we have gone wrong? There are numerous times I have been guilty of comparing the interior of my life with the exterior of someone else's life.

So what to do about it? Well - read Elizabeth's post and then apply her advice to ALL of our green moments. This does not mean we can not be inspired to do better and be better - but lets just not let envy of someone else's perceived perfection blind us to our own blessings.
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