These are difficult days, friends. So much heartache and division.
May we find comfort in trusting that the Lord is indeed working His purposes through the pain, and that His perfect plan will prevail.
I hope that in the midst of the upheaval and uncertainty, the simple routine of writing will bring you a sense of stability and hope. Words matter. Keep writing.
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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: STAY
One of my biggest concerns as I’ve watched the events of the past week, with the riots and protests and so many white people saying, “I’m listening,” and “I’m ready to learn,” and “Black Lives Matter,” and “#blackouttuesday” is that three weeks from now, or maybe even three months from now, everything will be back to “normal,” and nothing will have changed.
I shared on Facebook today that I recently read Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the whole time I read, I just felt sad — sad because although the book has been wildly popular and widely acclaimed, it came out five years ago and it seems nothing has changed.
I happened to check my blog stats the other day and noticed that an old post I wrote in 2014 had gotten some renewed traction. It’s called A Screwtape Letter on Racial Diversity, and I honestly couldn’t even remember what I had written. I clicked on the post and felt so despondent over the fact that it came true.
People moved on after Ferguson, and we’re still here.
We cannot stay in this place. Real, lasting change must happen. And it must begin in our own hearts.
I compiled the following list of 50 Books by People of Color
in hopes that we will commit to reading, learning, growing, and changing together:
Join this week’s blog link-up on the writing prompt, STAY, below: