This week has been a hard week. I feel deeply grieved by the lost of black lives this week, and it's a grief that I know so many others feel even more deeply than I do. I don't want to offer thoughts right now, but the first of the five from this week is a post I made on Instagram, where I committed myself to fighting for racial justice and to work towards an anti-racist future. Below you'll find some other finds from this week as well.
I hope and pray that my daughter grows up in a more just world, one where systemic racism is a thing of the past.
I shared about these meatballs a few weeks okay, but this week I finally was able to make them, and they did not disappoint! Wow! They are so tasty, and the liquid smoke really does enhance the flavor of the BBQ sauce. It was easy to make and even easier to eat.
Researchers are finding that families that have a strong family narrative tend to be the most emotionally healthy and led to more emotionally healthy children. I found this one very interesting.
"We all should be uncomfortable about the injustice in our country. For many Christians, facing the reality that America still has a race problem is uncomfortable. Until we’re able to listen to the cries of black advocates, sympathize with black mothers, and express righteous anger over dead black bodies, we might remain comfortable—but it’s a poor substitute for the love to which we’ve been called."
After reading this article, I fully plan to look into getting Melissa Kruger's new book: Growing Together: Taking Mentoring beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests. I'm always looking for great resources about mentoring, and this seems like a good one.
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