I hope this finds you well. I hope you have something good to anticipate for the weekend whether it be a fun outing or a weekend of rest and relaxation. I think we all need something positive to look forward too.
This may be a mixed bag of thoughts for a bit but bear with me. My friend posted this meme on Facebook yesterday and it pretty much sums up why I don’t really want to speak about what is going on in our country right now.
My hometown is home to one of the controversial cases highlighting racism right now. From a professional stand point, I have been directed by my agency to not say much about it.
What I can and will say is that racism, injustices of all kinds, hate and violence are wrong. I’ve seen so many responses to the issue this week and I’ve also seen some nasty responses to those who say they don’t want to respond or have this issue debated in this group or that. There are some emotionally immature people making knee jerk responses. Whatever you choose to do, post or say, I pray that it is with much prayer and deliberation. I hope the heart truly matches all those that say we need to do better. Jumping on a bandwagon to share memes that sound good won’t do much to fix things if there is no heart and action behind it. Please don’t attack those that don’t comment on the issue (like me). While some might truly be indifferent, some are still seeking the right words and actions in mature deliberation and prayer.
My solution to the issue is Jesus! If we all sought to look and act like Jesus, we would not notice differences in color, gender, handicaps or any of it. We would all look the same because in his eyes, we are all the same.
On that note, let’s look at some more positive things.
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What I love is in addition to having easy access to scripture, there are 1000s of devotionals and study plans. I just finished the five day plan on It’s not Supposed to Be This Way. I’ve also read the book and while the book didn’t really speak to me much at that time, this plan was perfect for this week. If you are feeling disappointed with the way things are, this is a good devotional on how to deal with it, how and why to appreciate disappointment, and where to turn your focus.
When I was in college, one of my professors made this book required reading for a class. I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America . I still have this book. It has survived every move and purge. I really loved McCall’s honesty, candor and his perseverance.
Jane.com always has some of the best positive and inspirational tees. If graphic tees and wearing your positive message are your thing, you need to check these out.
Ever hear of The Dash? It’s a poem about how the dash between your birth and death is what matters, how you live and love and how you spend that dash. It’s another beautiful reminder for today’s current world. They also have some things that would make the perfect graduation gift.
Linking up with Friday Favorites.
Have a great weekend!