Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a deep committment

There are things that come and go. Things that just are blips. There are lots of blips. I read something about a speedskater at the Olympics that made the most costly error anyone in his sport could make. Its like a 10million dollar mistake. He'll run the highlight reel for another week or so but really, he's a blip. And its been 6 weeks and so I'm hoping there are things that aren't blips to you. I'm praying this doesn't become a blip for you. HAITI STILL NEEDS YOU. For real. They need you.

My good friends over at Compassion have put together a concert. I know. That's so been done, right? Yes, sort of. Hollywood can put that stuff together overnight but they had funding. Compassion has it worked out as non-for-profit as it comes. They've also been kind of busy. Finding kids, parents, schools, churches, water, food, safety. For people. But I just recieved email about this concert. Do you live in Nashville? Do you live in the greater Nashville area? And by "greater Nashville area", I mean, the United States of America. Because that's close, comparatively. You should go to Nashville 27 February to see Help Haiti Live. What I like about this line up is that its people who can write lyrics. I'm a sucker for good lyrics. They could play it on a washboard (which I don't think they are) but if its strong lyrically, I'm in love. You should go. Or you could watch online. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to scrapbook and watch Help Haiti Live and dig out my bank information.

Haiti isn't a blip for Compassion. They've been there for 40 years. That's longer than I've been on the planet. They help to care for 60,000 kids. 60,000. That's 3 times the size of my hometown. They had projects ongoing and they have projects rebuilding. There in it for the long haul. They're committed. They don't do blips. They're using their power as people to make a difference. You have that power.

And you don't want blips in your life.
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