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January 15, 2021

The Way Out

When I was a young girl growing up in rural northeast Georgia, we would visit my grandmother every other year for Christmas in Rhode Island. Though I was excited to see...

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January 14, 2021

A Butterfly’s Lesson

I once had the opportunity to visit a butterfly garden where I saw a variety of species of butterflies with their beautiful shades of color and differing sizes. I thought about...

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January 13, 2021

Encountering God

During my senior year of college, all was well in my world. I planned to go to seminary and to marry my college sweetheart. But then she broke up with me....

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January 12, 2021

A Knock at the Door

Growing up in the London suburbs, I remember mischievous children knocking at our door and running off before my mother had time to open it. She would be puzzled and then...

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January 11, 2021

Stretch out Your Hand

The year 2018 was one of enormous change for me. My daughter was born, and both of my grandmothers died within a three-month period. After constant prayer I came to the...

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January 10, 2021

Take Heart

As a teenager, I would wake my sister every Sunday morning and ask, “Do you want to go to church with me?” She always said no, but then one day she...

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January 9, 2021

The God Who Cares

While preparing to plant cassava, I had to clear tall grass from the plot of land. I decided to burn the partially green, partially dried grass. Because it was not a...

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January 8, 2021

The Ultimate Guide

While hiking a mountain trail on my way to explore an abandoned gold mine, I thought of the elderly man who had shown me the trailhead and described his hike up...

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January 7, 2021

A Good Night’s Sleep

In the past, sleep sometimes eluded me. Though I would try to relax, I would “replay” conversations from the day and consider how I might have responded differently. Sometimes I would...

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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.