A Time to Pray

A Time to Pray

Please join Kristie AnyabwileCourtney DoctorDennae Pierre and me as we share a short word and lead a time of prayer. We would like to join together to pray during this unprecedented time.

When: Tomorrow, Saturday, March 21
Where: Zoom meeting (space limited but will be recorded)
Time: 10:00 am CST; 11:00 am EST
How: Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3461160711

Meeting ID: 346 116 0711

The Lord invites us to come before His throne of grace in our time of need. We hope you will join us as we go before the Father who loves us and is for us. Our hope is in Him.

We look forward to praying together!

If you can’t join us, this might be a wonderful time for you to grab some of your friends and family to pray together. There are ways for us to social distance together! I’ll be praying for you.

A free gift for you and your family

A free gift for you and your family

Friends,

This is a strange time for all of us but not for our Lord. He knew we’d be “social distancing” for a time.There’s nothing and no one who compares to our God. And this truth provides strength to our hearts. Our flesh may fail, our hearts may fail, but we will endure because God is the strength of our heart. I have been praying for all of us as we adjust to a new normal–a “normal” that is quite abnormal! In the meantime, I’ve also been dreaming of ways to bless you. We are in this together!

Today I’d like to share a read along of God’s Very Good Idea. I hope you and your family enjoy this time of reading together.

Follow these links to view the video:

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Grateful for you!

God’s grace to convict

God’s grace to convict

Recently, I spoke at a high school about loving your neighbor who is not like you. It was so much fun and completely chaotic. The lights went out–all electricity lost. I was screaming to 200 students about Jesus’s command to love. It was hilarious.

But they listened and were responsive and just so great. But then at the end something unexpected happened.The principal of the school came up to me and said, “I’m convicted. That convicted my heart. I am a racist against (a certain people group). I have a lot of work to do.” He continued to share more. I told him it was God’s kindness that he’d reveal that and thanked him for confessing.

God can work miracles with the lights completely out, when it seems like a complete disaster. God doesn’t need the
lights to work! God uses whatever He desires to work good in the world and in us. Also, God can change hearts. Let’s
have hope for others (and ourselves) that He can change us! He can. He does.

If we confess our sin he is faithful and just to forgive us and purify us. (1 John: 1:9)

Introducing Our Kids to the Kids of the Civil Rights Era

Introducing Our Kids to the Kids of the Civil Rights Era

A few nights ago my family experienced the hardest, most sobering time we’ve had since starting our #BlackHistoryMonth meal and historical conversations. It was kids choice night. The kids chose the dishes and we discussed some of the stories of Black children in the Civil Rights era. Our were thankful for what we learned that night, thankful for the kids who made it possible for them to enter their schools without much fear.

That evening was hard but a necessary part of teaching our kids the whole story. We thanked God for those kids and how their stories and lives changed history—changed all of our children’s futures.

You can learn more about what we did here: Kids and Black History Month.

Meeting African Americans Born After Slavery

Meeting African Americans Born After Slavery

This month my family is celebrating Black History Month through cooking through Jubilee and discussing historical figures and events related to or inspired by the food we eat.

Last night, we took a trip to West Africa for West African Groundnut Stew, a stew inspired by the Senegalese peanut stew. This particular stew was from African slaves, reimagined in the American South.

We took the night to learn about African Americans who would have been born in the early 1900s, who would have likely known someone who was a slave, if their family was not. The enduring strength of these men and women along with their achievements is inspiring. I don’t want to waste a minute of my freedom.
Learn more about who we discussed: Black History Month With the Newbells

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