Sep 11 2012

Lift Me Up

You never forget where you were when you first heard about the attacks 11 years ago.  There are lots of pictures and tweets, and status updates about reliving that moment going on today.  If you're not careful, it can get you down.

I heard the Song "Lift Me Up" from The Afters in a new light with this feeling.  The lyrics really describes how you might feel on a day like today.

You know my heart is heavy
And the hurt is deep
But when I feel like giving up
You're reminding me
That we all fall down sometimes
But when I hit the ground
You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me

Don't forget the attacks.  Also, don't forget how we are rising above.  I like how The President handled it today when he spoke at a service at the Pentagon honoring the victims, he said,

"They will endure in the hearts of our nation, because through their sacrifice, they helped us make the America we are today, an America that has emerged even stronger."

If you’re feeling kind of down, maybe depression rearing it’s ugly head on a day like today, with the anniversary of 9-11.  They say to turn it around you try doing something nice for someone else.  There are lots of ways you could serve, for some ideas check out the National Day of Service

K-LOVE, listener, Evette, called to say she is delivering 50 chicken sandwiches to the veterans hospital in Wichita, Kansas.  That's her way of saying thank you.  What's yours?

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Sep 10 2012

A Nation Goes Back to Church

It’s September 10th.

The day before your world, your sense of security was shaken after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th.

Another day I vividly remember 11 years ago, was the weekend after the attacks, when everyone went back to church.

I remember a friend called me and said, “I can’t make sense of all of this, could I come with you to that church you’re always talking about?”.

That happened all across the country 11 years ago.

In honor of that churches all across the country are having a National Back to Church Sunday. You can find out more at our Featured Cause Page.

The experts say that 8 out of 10 people who don't go to church, would if they were invited.

Maybe there’s someone in your life that you have prayed for and encouraged, maybe this is the week to take the next step and invite them to church.

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