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Posts Tagged ‘change’

The Agenda: Education

Posted by abramjanson on March 2, 2009

YES WE CAN: The tagline of America these days.  

Many have said Obama is a socialist… some have gone as far as claiming he’s a communist… obviously the jury is still out. However… more than anything in my fair political ignorance… I am simply going to call him an idealist.  What makes him different than any other president or politician for that matter?  Each of them have or have had their own ideas to make the world a better place… to make our country stronger… but the problem with ideas is many times they remain simply that; ideas.  We are ushering in a new season of leadership in this country and we are looking for change. For crying out… change better come… and God willing… quickly.  Times are tough. 

 

I came across some idea(ls) that are coming down the pike from the New Administration.  These specific ones pertain to education and the educational system.  There are some great things in here and I can see the idea behind each of them… however… call me a skeptic… call me a cynic… call me apathetic… but I’ll believe the change when I see it.  I hope it comes. I really do.  The changes are needed… but will they ever come to fruition… and move from not just idea(ls)… but action?   

 

God, I hope so. In His good and perfect timing. 

 

Check out the new literature here.

 

Anybody have any thoughts to engage in a conversation?

Traveling mercies.

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necklaces for change.

Posted by abramjanson on February 16, 2009

Ben Swartz is the man.  Ben is a guy I got the privilege to meet this year and actually got to play with last season as well…  He is just an awesome guy and really has a heart for service.  In one of my first conversations with him I asked him, “Where’s your heart?  What makes you tick?”  The first thing he responded with was, “Missions.”  I was like oh great… another one of those missions majors who wants to make a change in another country but is too shy to “practice” here in the American bubble… Yes… I am cynical. 

 

Then I posed this question, “What are you majoring in?”

The response, “Nursing.”

Ok… this kid is getting better… Then I gave him the stinger.

“What is the ultimate goal with your degree?”

The response, “Open an orphanage.”

This kid is legit. His truly believes and knows he is called to open an orphanage.  To support this calling… he began to make little necklaces and bracelets to sell in which 100% of the small profit he makes gets banked in order to provide for this dream. So… check out this new little website he had put together.  Support the cause. 

 

traveling mercies

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