Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feeling Under the Weather

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately but I guess you could say it's for a good cause...

We're pregnant!!! Jon and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child on September 8th, 2010!!! We have kept this secret for what seems like forever and with the first trimester coming to a close soon we felt freedom to finally tell our friends and family. So like I said a few posts back, there are a lot of exciting things coming this year and we are beyond humbled as we wait to see what changes the next 6 months or so will bring. All in all things have been going well and with every bout of morning sickness or day marked with fatigue I am incredibly thankful. Things have picked up quite a bit so I'll make sure to keep this blog updated as the weeks and months pass but for now I just had to share our news!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Calendar and a Cause

So it is February 1st and Jon and I finally got around to buying a 2010 calendar. Now why would I post about a calendar? Well, we are a bit picky when it comes to choosing what we hang on our wall. In the past we have bought calendars with beautiful photography of places we love, such as San Francisco. Last year our calendar had black and white pictures from the famous photographer Ansel Adams. We were a bit slow when we finally went out shopping a week or so ago and much to our dismay we found absolutely NOTHING. Now if you like puppies, Twilight, or outhouses then you'll find a plethora of calenders to pick from. Me? Well I think I'll pass. About a week or so ago a co-worker and friend of mine suggested a new idea.

Exodus Cry is a Christian organization devoted to ending modern day slavery through multiple ways including raising awareness on the issue of human trafficking. The 2010 calendar focuses on prayer for one city a month where the slave industry is flourishing. Although I don't agree 100% with the beliefs/ideas of the organization that began this outreach (just some doctrinal differences) I do believe the cause is just and must tremendously break the heart of our Father and what breaks his heart should break mine as well. So I want to challenge you along with me to take a look into the reality that so many women and children face all over the world today.

Are you moved to action? Are you moved to pray?