Posts Tagged With: 9/11

women who inspire

Enough negativity! Here’s something to inspire you as the 9th anniversary of September 11th approaches:

Beyond the 11th: Founded by two American women whose husbands were killed on September 11th, our mission is to reach beyond differences of culture and geography to embrace the most essential of connections: humanity.

Afghan widows are highly vulnerable and trapped in an ever-deepening cycle of extreme poverty and helplessness. Beyond the 11th funds programs that help widows gain the skills necessary to generate their own income and become self-sufficient. We strongly believe that education and empowerment are the keys to creating lasting social change.

REACH BEYOND.

These women are making a difference! Learn more go here: http://www.beyondthe11th.org/

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disrespecting 9/11

With the anniversary of  September 11th fast approaching, many people are taking this time to reflect. Reflect on the events that unfolded that day. Do you remember where you were? Reflecting and remembering the innocent victims who lost their lives. Reflecting on how we felt, in our hearts and our guts, as we watched our country being attacked. Reflecting and praying for our country.

Others are using this time in a not so productive manner.

FLORIDA: Pastor Terry Jones is planning to hold a bonfire fueled with 200 or more Korans to commemorate September 11th. Of all the things this man could do, he chooses to evoke hatred. Jones is hiding behind his First Amendment right. Just because we have the “right” in this country to do something doesn’t automatically make it right. Jones’ act is inconsistent with what America stands for. It is a hatred-filled message to the world. And it is inconsistent with what the Bible teaches.

The most dangerous man in the world is the one who spreads hatred in the name of God.

Jones’ views are not the views of the majority in America. His views are of the extreme minority. (Yes, there are Christian extremist too). I pray the world can see that the act of the few is not the act of many. Pastor Jones, put down the Koran, pick up a Bible…and read it!

President Obama said it best: Muslims are not our enemy, Al-Qaeda is our enemy.

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remembering 9/11

Everyone remembers where they were that day eight years ago. What they were doing. How the days events unfolded for them. No need to repeat them here. It’s a day we all will never forget. The day our country changed forever.

That day we had an appointment to get un ultrasound. Our first baby. We were going to see that she was developing well.

Like everyone else in this country, we were glued to the radio/tv that day. In utter shock of what was happening. War. Terrorism. Fear. Death. It was hard to escape. But for 40 minutes that day we did just that and looked at our soon-to-be-born baby for the first time. We saw her moving around inside me. We saw here tiny toes. We even saw her pull her toes up to her mouth and “suck” on them! Amazing. Beautiful. Hope. LIFE. I will never forget that day. Ever.

From fear and tragedy was born hope and life.

I guess that is the point. Life goes on. Life continues despite tragedy. We all grow and move forward. We don’t just survive but we thrive!

I would like to share one of my favorite quotes from that day. It is a quote I put in Alex’s baby book from that days events:

“Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country with courage and concern for others. Because this is America. This is who we are.” -President George W. Bush

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