Following Jesus Across Racial Divides

There is a racial divide in our country. Many do not want to believe this. Many fear what acknowledging and confessing this may bring about. Many fear that those with mixed intent or ill intent will create or hijack movements and increase violence. And these things can and will happen. But fear must not win...

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Terrorism 101

I really wish they would teach this in Terrorism 101:

Violence is not hatred. It is the love child of an unholy union between fear and ignorance. And it’s really bad psychology.

Do you really want to terrorize someone?
Then look them in the eye and
let them know that you see
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For The Parents Of Teenagers….

For parents of teenagers:

This may be what they need to hear from you:

Dear son/daughter,
You don’t have to sell yourself.
Seeking approval and validation
is a form of prostitution.
Compromising who you are
in exchange for acceptance
is a form of prostitution.
What gets sold is...

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I’ll Always Be…

To some degree, I will always be that kid that grew up on Martin Luther King Ave. in Verona and loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

To some degree, I will always be that depressed 16 year old skateboard kid that was being picked on, but who felt an odd sense of empowerment one day...

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Black And Blue

Black And Blue. Black And Blue.
I stand. Black and Blue.
I love. Black and Blue.
Humans. Black and Blue.
Family. Black and Blue.
Neighbors. Black and Blue.
Communities. Black and Blue.
Tired. Black and Blue.
Hurt. Black and Blue.
Angry. Black and Blue.
Heartbroken....

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