As a former journalism lover and almost major, this age of media sickens me. My feeling about this come right after just days ago participating in interesting dialogue about slavery and race relations over on Terry's blog post Monday. I tried to take the stand of my race not defining me, but I clearly understand now what Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Franklin were speaking about when they were so zealous about racial ignorance. Thank you ladies for teaching this young puppy a thing or two. Trust me I now understand. As much as I would like to think that we can walk through this world being one race in God's eyes, I see that sentiments like these are not going to go away. And while I still remain committed to living my life as a child of God rather than a black woman, I will always remember that I am a black woman and things like this do ruffle my feathers a bit. Now, enough of that moving on to some very good reads that if given the change I would love for you to read.
- My dear sister Terry as usual has written a thought provoking post after a commenter asked her advice on the best reasons for leaving a church congregation. The comments are well worth the read, and since the question has been answered the dialogue has now turned to scriptural interpretations of "tongues" you can read it here, and I encourage you to read the comments.
- Mrs.Anna T has a wonderful post today about how she and her husband are handling all that new baby advice. Her answers and thoughts as usual are graceful and God revering.
- My coffee friend Lylah posted a wonderful post here written in her husband's who is a pastor perspective of the crisis of male leadership in the home and how in this day and age men are failing to live up to them. He also defines what male leadership is through God's eyes. I sent it to the hubs to read, and he not only agreed but sent it out to many men that he knows. Lylah also posts about her stockpile of Great Northern Beans and gives many yummy looking recipes for those beans. Definitely gonna try some of those out.
- And I absolutely love Shelia at To Love Honor and Vacuum's post yesterday about the importance of finding the right way to take care of ourselves so that we can be the best for our family. Definitely a good read!
Just a few of my favorite things today. I hope you get to read and enjoy.