I’ve been sitting here figuring out how to start this post. Whenever there is a long pause between my posts, I feel the urge to apologize, as if I’ve let you down, but I’ve been taking an intentional break from this platform and it’s been really good for my soul.
The year of 2020 has been, well, unique. We have all gone through adjustments, losses and inconveniences from the Pandemic and I’m not here to compare our story to yours. We are healthy, and for that alone I’m thankful.
I’ve been purposefully quiet on here and on social media to allow space for the voices who need to be heard during this time. I know you’re probably overwhelmed and possibly feeling anxious from the past three or so months with abundance of opinions flooding timelines every second and “breaking news” constantly bannering the news channels. It’s a lot, but this change and movement is absolutely necessary.
Personally, I’ve been figuring out what this journey looks like for me. Am I being too loud, not loud enough, not having enough conversations, having too many conversations, etc. What I’ve finally allowed myself to realize is that this journey is going to look very different for all of us. Some of you will be a voice on social media, some of you will be at all the protests, some of you will be having conversations with neighbors, family members and your children. What matters is that you are putting in the work for change, no matter what that looks like.
So, the main reason I’m here today is because I want to invite others to walk through this journey of change along side of me. I’m diving into books, podcasts and conversations with my black brothers and sisters and I want you to do it with me.
I’m starting with this book.
If you know me personally, feel free to read and email or text after finishing it. If I don’t know you personally, I challenge you to read this on your own or invite a circle of your community to read it with you.
He is the reconciler of all things.
He is the ultimate peacemaker.