Sometimes you have to sit in the confidence of knowing who you belong to. For me, Jesus Christ has me on a path and I trust Him to complete it. He has taught me that He knows me well and plans for it.
The attribute of the week is curious. Defined as eager to know or learn something. In ReCovery, Claire’s curiosity drove her through her mission. This can be the thing that keeps you going. How does it work in your world?
Now is the time to march for justice. It is time to peacefully protest injustice.
As we stand on this cliff of time and look back at our ancestors we have no idea what they went through. We think we know more than them because we have the benefit of knowing what happened to them, but we don’t really know.
We only know what they showed us. I doubt it can be a true representation of their experience. I think it was more of a code. It was a way of telling a story one way, but meaning something else. Like, she has a smile on her face, but what story does that smile really tell?
Women like Hattie McDaniel made the case for strong women characters who tell others what to do. She portrayed Mammy in Gone With the Wind, a role that won her an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Mammy is a slave who runs the house at a large plantation.
I wonder why she chose to play Mammy the way she did? Writers can write good things, but the actors portrayal is everything. I wonder what message was she sending us with her performance?
This weekend in the podcast, I reposted episode Are You Living Single or Designing Women? Both shows tell stories about women that will make you laugh or cry. They have strong female characters that embody attributes that I admire.
These women run the house. They run their own house. They run their own business. Like McDaniel, they challenge what we believe about our society and ourselves.
I don’t mean hope. I mean pray like you believe God will do it. Pray according to scripture. Remember you can’t pray curses and blessings from the same heart. If you want to spend your energy cursing someone then you need to go back to 1 and start again.
Even more how do you give your kid’s hope when everything in our world seems to be spinning out of control? You put your hope in something that is for sure.
In How to Raise God Wise Kids in a Satan Rich World, you learn principles that give you hope when the world around you is wacky.
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