Victoria told me that she was going to be receiving an award at school. I was so excited. What class would she get it in? I knew she was ranked pretty high in her class maybe it was for academics? She is also a great writer so that could be it too. I’m sitting in the auditorium waiting on her name to be called, camera in hand. They announce the next award would be for academic recognition in the arts, and they called Tori’s name! Don’t get me wrong, I know she does very well in art class, I just did not know how well! I didn’t realize that her honors art class only consisted of her and one other student! Her teacher could not even give them the normal final exam because she did not know the answers to the test questions herself. They did a practicum exam instead. How did I miss how good she was in art? I do have a display case with the various pieces of pottery made by her, and I do recall our conversations about the items she was making. I don’t know how this creative gift flew out of my radar, but I do know this, I’m so proud of her! Seeing her get the award reminded me that even though my kids seem to have talent in specific areas, I should keep my mind and theirs open to explore outside of those zones I inadvertently put them in. Thank God Tori figured that one out on her own!
The History of Us
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Eureka Springs nature preserve. #floridahikes #naturelovers #familytime
"For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it." Blown away. #thisgirlrighthere #amandagorman #thehillweclimb #inauguration #poet
#letterfrombirminghamjail #MLK #wehaveadream
Deroot the religious spirit from our country. Bind up and destroy the spirit of white supremacy. Holy Spirit breath into the dry bones and raise them up for such a time as this. “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life." Peel off the coverings over our eyes. Let us see, hear and respond like you God. Let the world know we are Yours by our actions. Let the true image bearers shine light in every corner of this country. Bring down the prideful. Raise up the humble. We have heard what our ancestors say about you. Do among us as you did among them. I plead the blood of Jesus over every idol upheld by the American church. Let your fire fall from the heavens and cast them down. Enough of their dominance among your people. They are no longer welcome here in Jesus name. Cast their earthy thrones down God. Let the heavens open, shake the earths foundation, until your church puts away their earthly agendas and looks back to you. Do whatever it takes. Amen #prayer
If you don't understand yourself, your motives, what you believe and why -You will not understand someone else. #selfawareness #whydoyoubelievewhatyoubelieve #knowthyself