Should we ask ourselves, and each other, especially in the midst of these tumultuous times, what is the news? Instead of the general “hello,” should we begin to ask about the children and the elders? Would asking those questions help us to adjust our focus? Could African greetings help all Americans, North, Central, and South, to make necessary course corrections in our thoughts and actions toward each other? … Read More And How Are The Children?
Again, I’ve called and emailed government officials and signed petitions. Again, I’ve reminded my children that they must always be mindful of their safety when dealing with police officers. Again, I’ve corrected the white Christians who try to convince Black people to respond to the constant threat of injustice and violence in ways that are more acceptable to the majority. I’m tired though. Preparing my children for interactions with law enforcement is tiresome. Reminding Christians of the responsibility to “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression,” is exhausting. EXHAUSTING!… Read More Careful, Thankful and Tired
The minor inconvenience of covering one’s face is oppressive to those who are comfortable being oppressors. So is being reminded to follow commonly known requirements like leashing one’s dog at a public park.… Read More The Inheritance of Others: What Was Intended for Our Children
The inability to go about many of life’s normal tasks has given me an opportunity to rest. I’m not driving kids all over the place. I have few social obligations and none of them require me to get dressed, go out, or spend money. I’m free to read, rest, pray, think, and just be.… Read More Isolation Behavior: Simple Changes During the Pandemic
Whether you have always desired to homeschool, you have shifted gears to homeschool when public schools no longer met your standards (like me), or you have suddenly found yourself homeschooling as a result of social isolation, you can find a way to make it work for your family.… Read More 4 Tips for Homeschooling: Whether by Choice or Sudden Necessity