Week Two of Friday Finds – here we go!
I actually found this last week but forgot to share: Open Letter to the Female Dog in Go Dog Go. This was apparently my favorite book as a toddler…I loved it so much I memorized it and could recite it verbatim, complete with well-timed page turns, so people would think I could read.
There were other funny/random things I wanted to share, but my heart is so heavy right now because of what’s happening in Tulsa…in Charlotte…really everywhere there are people with sinful hearts.
I struggle to understand my place, my role, in this movement and how I can make a difference. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and have a lot more to read while I try to understand the whole of the situation and discern the Lord’s will.
To the White Parents of my Black Son’s Friends – this has been circulating on Facebook lately and I thought I’d add it here.
Books I’ve Read
- Democracy in Black
- God Help the Child
- The Bluest Eye
- United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity
- Brown Girl Dreaming
- Between the World and Me
- Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County
- Just Mercy
Books on my TBR List:
- Jesus and the Disinherited
- Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
- Negroland: A Memoir
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
- Men We Reaped
- Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian
Lastly, this song by Natalie Grant has been my anthem this week. “We’ve gotta do better than this because we only have one chance to make a difference/Gotta to better than this because we only have one life that we’ve been given/A little love, a little kindness, a little light in this time of darkness/It will be what makes the difference/It’ll be what makes us human”