“Pick that up”

It’s been oh-so long since I have “picked up my pen.” Of course, I am writing from a literal perspective of “clicking keys.” This is a time in my life that I am in deep reflection of the many accomplishments, failures, unfinished tasks and the future.

I started writing with rhythm about a week ago. Today, in over 10 years, I rode my beautiful bike. The bike ride was smooth – like I never stopped biking. So, I’m realizing that in this season, I’m picking up some things I dropped. They are in the same place I left them.

#WritingwithRhythm #stayfocused #staytrue #stayyou

POVERTY Beyond the Penny

I have had the opportunity to participate in a book roundtable in the last few weeks. We are reading “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Interesting reading on poverty, as a social injustice. I would suggest that it is heart-wrenching, but more convicting as I read true stories in the very City of Milwaukee.  I realized that in my faith, there are poverty perspectives. I, myself, have areas of poverty in my heart, values and beliefs; even forgiveness. Poverty is a powerful representation of a person. It is more than just a household income, bank account and residence but rich and poor populations BOTH have places of poverty in their lives. The words of Christ carry a meaning beyond mammon: “The poor you will have with you always (Matthew 26:11, NKJV).” If I view it beyond material and manna, it is perhaps the poor within us all.

#itspersonal #poverty #socialinjustice #heartinjustice

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