Monday, March 16, 2009

912 Project

Maybe you saw my post on Thursday about Glenn Beck's 9 Principles and 12 Values....maybe you watched his show on Friday? I sure hope you did. Because it was an eye-opener for EVERYONE who watched. Glenn kicked off his 912 Project....an inspired movement that will create change...the change we need.

The 912 Project represents how America was on September 12, 2001. He opened our eyes to how we were September 10th, September 11th, and September 12th. Are we like the days of 9-10 with our heads in the sand? Or like 9-11 scared, angry, frightened? Or do we want to be like 9-12...when we were a united group of people standing together? We were all on the same page, promising ourselves that we would NEVER FORGET! As families, citizens, neighbors, communities, we found our way to each other without direction or without help. We did it on our own....

I believe that in order to "fix" our nation, we have to start within the home. I've always felt that way. The home is one of the most sacred places on the earth, and until we remember that, practice it and DO IT, we'll never fix a thing. Glenn's movement encourages us to start in our homes, with our neighbors and family, on our streets, churches, and in our communities. To talk. To share. To help and serve. He says, "We suggest that you start in your own homes. Talk to your family about the Values and Principles. Discuss the importance of what the Founders designed for America."

Just think what could happen if every home joined in.

I've been thinking about ways that I can teach my children the 12 values, in detail. We already sit down once a week as a family and enjoy our time together with no interruptions. It's our one time a week dedicated to enjoying each other's company and becoming closer. So starting next week, we're going to learn, teach and study each of the 12 values, one by one, week by week. If I can get my act together {sighhh-smile} I will post some ideas and ways you can teach your family about the principles and values that will help make a difference.

Visit the "Mission Statement" page to learn all about this movement, the mission and how you can join in!

"This is a non-political movement. The 9-12 Project is designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created."

-Glenn Beck

Amen!

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5 comments:

lmerie said...

Amen! We do not need to be led in this - but we do need to go back to family. Back to community. More can be done locally from families to neighbors to church members to community.

I did not get to see the show (forgot to set the VCR (yes, still old school)) Smiles!

Robynn's Ravings said...

We try to live with this state of mind and practice it in our lives. But we slip and slide and let busyness rob us at times. Thanks for the reminder because we all need to refocus occasionally. :)

Debbie said...

I've always felt that if we could fix our families, everything else would follow.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Okay I'm excited about the 50+ new business giveaways you guys are doing! but when I saw this post I had to comment here first..

We lived through 9/11. My husband took the train into the City that day, and couldn't get back home. We only had one cell phone and I kept it so I could go pick up youth that night... he had no way to contact me and I didn't know where he was for hours. He never did get into his building all the way up in Times Square because they were evacuating it by the time he got there... I wrote about it on my site.. anyway.. I can soooo talk about what life was like there on 9/12. I get it. Okay off to tweet about your great giveaway.. when does it end?!

momof3girls said...

Thank your for highlighting this in your blog - I had missed seeing this the other day and I had not heard anything about this! I would love to see some of your ideas in future post to your blog!