It has been a rough few days for Emily. Her molars are about to come in and she’s been in constant agony, sleep has been scarce and the crying...so much crying 😭. Luckily, there was a break from it all with a blissful late afternoon jaunt to our neighborhood playground. Hoping you all had a peaceful and reflective holiday weekend #mlkweekend#familygoals#playtime
Sometimes it feels like the amount of racism, prejudice, misogyny, etc. in our country is insurmountable ... And then we're reminded that in Christ, those demographic differences are triumphed over by the cross. The church should be the safest place imaginable, no matter your skin color, economic standing, or anything else. If you are Christ's, you are family, and you are dearly loved.
On this day (1/16) two years ago, I was in DC and getting ready to welcome visitors to a pop-up museum at the MLK Memorial Library on #mlkweekend. The pop-up museum was a part of a two week seminar for my @jhmuseumstudies masters program. I had the honor to learn from and work alongside so many great museum folk from all around the country during my time in DC. The lessons I learned during this class has continued to inspire and inform my museum practice to this day. ☀️✨ Photo credit: @monica_muses
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals." "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." Happy Birthday to Brother Martin Luther King, Jr., He has taught me to continue to strive forward in everything I do and to help others, who are not as fortunate as me to ALSO move and progress forward. As i continue on my life's journey, I will not forget where I have come from and where I am going because I will get to the PROMISE LAND... #MLK#mlkweekend#mlk2018#southernclassandcurves#mississippi#georgia#alabama#history#americanhistory#blackhistory#morehouse
Excerpt from ‘The Drum Major Instinct,’ a sermon delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on February 4, 1968 (link in our bio):
“I know a man—and I just want to talk about him a minute, and maybe you will discover who I'm talking about as I go down the way, because he was a great one. And he just went about serving. He was born in an obscure village, the child of a poor peasant woman. And then he grew up in still another obscure village, where he worked as a carpenter until he was thirty years old. Then for three years, he just got on his feet, and he was an itinerant preacher. And he went about doing some things. He didn't have much. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never owned a house. He never went to college. He never visited a big city. He never went two hundred miles from where he was born. He did none of the usual things that the world would associate with greatness. He had no credentials but himself.
He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. They called him a rabble-rouser. They called him a troublemaker. They said he was an agitator. He practiced civil disobedience; he broke injunctions…
Nineteen centuries have come and gone and today he stands as the most influential figure that ever entered human history… But today I can hear them talking about him. Every now and then somebody says, ‘He's King of Kings.’ And again I can hear somebody saying, ‘He's Lord of Lords.’ Somewhere else I can hear somebody saying, ‘In Christ there is no East nor West.’ And then they go on and talk about, ‘In Him there's no North and South, but one great Fellowship of Love throughout the whole wide world.’ He didn't have anything. He just went around serving and doing good.”
Painting: ‘Heroic Landscape with Rainbow,’ Joseph Anton Koch (1824)