WHY IS TODAY SPECIAL?

WHY IS TODAY SPECIAL?

Well, it’s not my birthday. It’s not my anniversary. And it’s not Christmas.

It’s…Bring Your Bible to School Day. Unfortunately, that’s not happening here in Canada.

Many, many, decades ago, I was allowed to read the Bible and recite the Lord’s Prayer in public school each morning. I took for granted that this everyday occurrence would always be part of our Canadian heritage/culture. Not so.

However, today, schools all over America have climbed on board.

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, is:

“…celebrating that more than 100,000 students are expected to

participate in #‎BringYourBible to School Day.”

I’m celebrating with my American neighbors that (at least for today) children are “allowed” to bring their Bibles to school.

I was especially encouraged when I read this quote written by Brytney, a fourteen-year-old girl:

“If you believe in God…take a stand, be like thousands of others and bring your Bible to school.”

Okay, so I’m too old to attend public or even high school, but I’m not too old to take a stand.

BE EWE-NEEK - TAKE YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL DAY - OCT. 8, 2015 - SHARPER

Tracy Campbell’s Creation – “Be ewe-neek”

Will you be ewe-neek today and join me on my Facebook page to share your favorite Bible verse?

Here’s my verse:

“A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.” Proverbs 13:19a (NKJV)

Blessings and Hugs,     

Tracy

P.S. Read Nancy I. Sanders’ (children’s author) awesome testimony. Thanks, Nancy, for posting this today. 🙂

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20 Responses

  1. Love this, Tracy! Very cute. I’m very thankful that our kids are in a private Christian school where they not only bring their Bibles, but study them and pray in class. Still, I appreciate all those Christian kids in public schools (mine used to be) who are taking a stand today. Way to go all. What would happen in Canada if you brought a Bible to school?

    • You’re very fortunate that your kids can attend a Christian school where they can (as you said) bring their Bibles and study them and pray too. As to what would happen if a Canadian kid brought a Bible to a public school they would be told they couldn’t read it and never to bring it back. I know this because my granddaughter wore a cross to school and she was told to take it off and never to wear it again as it would offend “other” religions. We live in a very oppressive time. I wonder how long it will be before I won’t be able to post about my faith? Thanks for sharing, Laura. 🙂

  2. Hi Tracy,
    I hadn’t heard about this special observance. Thanks so much for passing it on. So glad “Focus on the Family” got involved. I love that my Canadian neighbor told me about it! How marvelous! Thanks for sharing your great art for this occasion and cute message.

    I like to remember to pray for the peace that passes all understanding. Too many great verses in scripture to choose one.

    • I’m chuckling, Linda, because after you posted your comment about not hearing about this, I thought of your monthly posts that outlines so many wonderful days. You could also update and add this link to your post if you felt so inclined. Thanks for sharing your verse…there are too many great ones to choose from. 🙂

    • So glad you’re joining hands and heart, Marylin. I didn’t realize Focus on the Family is in your neck of the woods. Very cool. Thank you for your encouraging comments. 🙂

  3. Tracy, your picture is adorable. I love picket fences and old schools or churches. Focus on the Family is like an extended family to me since I raised my kids on Adventures in Odyssey and I listened to their broadcasts whenever I could. My children were homeschooled, so we brought our Bibles to ‘school’ everyday.
    Blessings & hugs ~ Wendy

    • Thank you for letting me know you love picket fences and old schools and/or churches. I do too! My kids grew up on Adventures in Odyssey too. And you’re children were fortunate to be home-schooled. That takes a special type of person…like you, Wendy. 🙂
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  4. Even in America religion is oppressed. But it is taken to greater lengths in Canada where a political party does not want Muslim’s to wear the Nijab or head dress for women.

    This post made me think. In a way I like it that Muslim women are asked to be more transparent and open and join in being Modern but what does it take away? Certainly personal freedom to express yourself and it is religious oppression. So where does that leave it?
    Where does that leave me?
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    • Hi Clar, and because that political party took greater lengths we now have a new majority government as of Oct. 19, 2015. I do think Muslim women should be more transparent at least when it comes to swearing in as the become Canadian citizens. There should be freedom to express all religious faiths, unfortunately, the pendulum has swung the other way and now people (particularly children of the Christian faith who attend public schools) cannot even wear a cross to school, read the Bible, recite the Lord’s Prayer, or have the words “Merry Christmas” displayed in “holiday” concerts. You asked where does that leave it, you, and I’ll add me? Well, we need to take a stand and speak out in love. We can do that by sending letters to our elected officials, asking/pleading for equality for all. And that’s exactly what I’m working on now. Most importantly, prayer is the key to effective change here in Canada and the U.S. Thanks for sharing, Clar. Praying you’re on the mend. 🙂