- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
You may have many regrets, but purging your soul of the ones who hurt you should not be one of them. If there is an immoral power they have over you, if they govern your thoughts, emotions, or heartbeat, free yourself at once. And in that freedom, inhale deeply without that familiar pang in your chest. Taste the air and feel it swell up in your lungs like it’s the first time.You Asked Me If I Still Think of You
There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We shall laugh together yet.J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son, Michael. (via both-seeker-and-sought)
Let us in the same way show to the people of the world who think our religion to be slavery, that it is a delight and a joy; that it is no more a burden to us to pray than it is for the fish to swim; that it is no more bondage for us to serve God than for a bird to fly. True godliness is our natural element now that we have a new nature given us by the Spirit of God.Charles Spurgeon (via craigtowens)
I’m realizing that the problem lies with wanting to be a different person. In that process the person that you are dies altogether.Sammie
The difference between racism and prejudice is the racism involves an element of power, so racism is she prejudice is used to subjugate, disenfranchise, or profit over another group. The existing power structures in the United States are aligned against black people. As a result, black people cannot be racist because they do not hold the relevant power to leverage their beliefs to profit off of or even subjugate white people. However they can still be prejudiced against white people. It’s just not racism.
You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge)
Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless you learn to open the door of your life completely and let God in from your first waking moment of each new day, you will be working on the wrong level throughout the day. But if you will swing the door of your life fully open and ‘pray to your Father who is in the secret place,’ every public thing in your life will be marked with the lasting imprint of the presence of God.Oswald Chambers // My Utmost for His Highest. (via tblaberge)
May you feel the perfect peace draped over the shoulders of believers. May you stand waist deep in the infallible love of Christ. May you know what its like to be put back together by divine hands and made whole day-by-day. This is my wish for you.lost, but found.