Taking a break from the blog, to stop and listen. My heart is so heavy and I feel at a loss for words this week. I want to do more than voice my thoughts and post what I stand for. I will never understand what it’s like to be discriminated against because of the color of my skin, and I want to intentionally learn and act and pray.
I was so encouraged by these prayers that Chelsea Smith encouraged us to get on our knees and pray:
1) That the broken systems of our country and world will be rebuilt to actually provide “liberty and justice” for ALL.
2) Pray for hearts to truly be changed and all racism, prejudice, and stereotypes to be removed. Have the courage to ask God to show you any areas of your own hearts that need adjusting and for the strength to change.
3) Pray for church leaders to have the wisdom and the courage to boldly declare Jesus as the answer for racism and the only ones that can truly transform hearts.
Let’s love each other well, let’s listen, let’s learn, let’s stand for change.
Now more than ever I believe health starts at home, I wanted to do something for my family to help us learn and grow together. I bought these books for my niece to help her learn and understand why what’s going on is so important, and thought I would share. x
- The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson
- Be Kind, by Pat Zietlow Miller
- When God Made You, by Matthew Paul Turner
- Lola Plants a Garden, by Anna McQuinn
- Lola Loves Stories, by Anna McQuinn
- Same, Same But Different, by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Here is a great anti-racism resource, include articles and books to read, videos to watch, podcasts to subscribe to, movies to see, and so much more.
And, here are some great organizations to donate to at this time as well:
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Color Of Change
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
Artwork from @sacree_frangine – Who’s openly sharing her art to help spread awareness.