Coming soon.... Bright New Tomorrow
This song is bit of a mashup of Bluegrass meets Gandhi. It has been veted for originality through Fred Isenor and Peter Trenholm, two local bluegrass/old country music authorities. Fred says, though, that it isn't quite bluegrass but it's a good song anyway!
The release will be announced through this blog and through the Joyful Noise Facebook page.
For a limited time Kobo Canada is offering visitors to its site a free e-copy of Dan Brown's wildly popular Da Vinci Code. The offer expires on March 24.
Just follow the link to get your own copy:
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How is it that the death of the Venezuelan president can upset the plans of a rural Nova Scotia school secretary? Because we are very quickly becoming a global community where anything that happens in one part of the world affects us in another.
Technology and ease of travel that marks our society is bringing us closer together than ever before. It makes sense that our spiritual pursuits should do the same.
Michael Dowd, a evolutionary christian claims that we are evolving toward global cooperation because it is in the best interest of our species to do so. (http://evolutionarychristian.com)
I think that acceptance (not just tolerance) of other paths or ways to experience God is in the best interest of our species; not just from a cooperation point-of-view but also as a spiritually-enriching experience.
Back to the president and the school secretary, the secretary's travel companion is part of the Canadian military posted at the Embassy in Venezuela. With the death of the president, the companion's military duties were top-priority and so could not meet-up with the school secretary as planned.
I had opportunity to attend the World Day of Prayer service at a local church last evening. The service was written and prepared by the women of France this year. It was a lovely service complete with guest speaker who lived in France for 21 years.
The speaker's message was to embrace the culture and and traditions of the country in which you are living. To get to know the real people of the country. 'Too often,' she said, 'we don't feel comfortable stepping away from our own traditions. But what an enriching experience when we do.'
I believe the same is true when we explore our spirituality. If you only stick within the confines of what you have always done, never exploring the vast array of spiritual experience, how do we learn, grow and enrich our knowledge of the divine?
"Humbly seeking through the fog"