Merry Christmas

December 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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May you and your family share a wonderful Christmas & holiday season! We’ll be back next week with some exciting news about Anthem.

Blessings,

The BV Family

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What is Broken Voices?

December 22, 2008 at 10:49 am (Uncategorized)

For those of you just starting to follow along here’s a new video that explains what we do and why we do it.¬†

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Anthem Release Date Announced!

December 15, 2008 at 9:10 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

It’s official – mark your¬†calendarsthe release date for Anthem is January 20th!

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Advent Conspiracy

December 4, 2008 at 11:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I don’t know about you but it seems to me that Christmas has already hit its full stride. It’s as if every year the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas shrinks a little more and the stress of the holidays expands. Why is that? What if it could be different?

The poor economy has added even more stress to pressure of holiday shoping. Yet Forbes reports, “The National Retail Federation (NRF) says the number of shoppers either in stores or accessing online retailers, from Black Friday through Sunday, was up 17% versus last year and that the average amount spent was up 7.2%. According to the NRF, shoppers were busy buying clothes and electronics. Meanwhile, ShopperTrak, which monitors sales at shopping centers and malls around the country, says Black Friday sales were up 3% versus last year.”

What if we all stepped back from our own lives and looked at a more global picture? How could the holidays be different if we made it less about stuff and more about people? What if we spent our time and money to enrich the lives of others?

We came across the video posted below that stopped us in our tracks and is challenging the ways we spend our Christmas. The initial tempation after watching this is to say, “Oh it’s too late. I’ve already done my shopping. We’ve already made our plans.” Please don’t misunderstand. This isn’t meant to make anyone feel guilty. And by the way, we’ve done our Christmas shopping too. But, it’s never too late to make a difference in someone’s life. It’s never too late to sacrifice something on someone else’s behalf.

Movement and change has to start with someone. How about you? What can you do this year to make the holidays different? Please share your comments and ideas for others to see.

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Thank you!

December 1, 2008 at 5:12 pm (Uncategorized)

Hello from a “snowy” Atlanta this afternoon. I’ve been writing thank you notes to a handful of our volunteers from the back corner of a coffee shop today. It is hard to put into words how incredibly thankful I am for the people that are daily turning these ideas and dreams into a movement.

If you are new to Broken Voices, the idea behind everything we do is simply this: To live lives that are turning our talents, passions, and interests into ways to serve and love people. We believe God made each one of our lives for a reason. Rather than settling for ordinary, we are pressing forward into discovering and living out the unique life God has designed each of us to live.

We say “movement” because we believe that as people are waking up to this kind of life, we will join God in the story he is writing and together make a mark in the world. We also say it’s a movement because these ideas are contagious. People who are living out of who they were designed to be are like sparks that ignite other lives around them.

If you are new to the conversation and met us at an event, or stumbled upon us, we would love to hear from you. There are ways you can get involved and take part in what we are doing. For those of you who have given your money, served with your time, and asked God to move – you have shaped the very fabric and foundation of Broken Voices. We are so incredibly thankful for you, and believe that the best is still yet to come!

Andrew and the BV team

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