Why did men always show up in twos? Why did she always have to pick? She hated being home, but the male attention she was getting wasn’t too bad. There was a handsome white gentleman who chased her all over town. then there was a good looking Negro who made her smile every time he showed up. But right in the middle of it, life happened. Zo had to decide would she be a woman of principle or a woman who took what she wanted. She would have to learn to make their racist intentions work for her.
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is leaving something behind. I think about the things I am going to miss, like pulling up to the Sonic drive-thru or working the camera at church. These things have become part of who I am, and the good news is God is still writing that story. This gives Him the right to edit.
I think about the people I won’t see every day and the fact that some of you are moving out of my life for good. We assume we have an eternity with each other. We don’t so we should make the most of the time we do have.
I have learned that God isn’t going to fill up something that is already full. So. He takes things away
Moments like this give me the opportunity to really value the people and activities which make an impact in my life. Some of these things will be hard to let go of, but I look forward to how they are replaced. And one of the really cool things about God is He always sends little snippets of what I can expect.
As I am on my way to the table to meet a good friend today for lunch, I ran into someone else. This woman is on my A List of people. Here daughter Amy is one of the biggest cheerleaders in my life. God sent Barbara Love by today to give me a hug and encouragement. It was so sweet running into her today. God keeps confirming those strong BSF foundations in my life.
Today I got to have lunch with a person who was my hero in college. I remember watching her as an undergrad and thinking I want to be like her when I grow up. And the cool thing about today is we spent the time talking about the future instead of reminiscing about the past. We acknowledged the challenges that are ahead of us but see more of the adventure that is to come.
We talked about the skills we have picked up over the last couple of decades and how we can use them more wisely. We knew the world had changed drastically since we were in college. We discussed how we as older women find ourselves in a place where we have a lot of knowledge but need to create new paths to distribute it. We encouraged each other.
God knew who I needed to meet with before I started this new journey and He knew what would be the outcome. When a sister is on her way up the ladder, she has to stop and take inventory of where she is. Knowing where I am, helps me know what I need to let go of, and what I need to keep.
An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.
Destiny’s Dilemma is available on Amazon and Books to Read
you go into a business but figure out later that something different was planned. Artist go into entertainment to entertain people, but later see that their messages impact peoples lives. Artist like Sammy Davis Jr have carved out legacies that impact generations. They did more than entertained. They asked the questions we all needed to ask.