First a word on where my heart is. This was a post I wrote when I started blogging.
I want to grow roots deep into the foundation of justice. It’s not enough to be aware of the things that should not be so. The things that cause moments of silence, and downcast eyes, and the “Oh, that’s such a shame, that’s so sad,” as we continue with our hearts blind to our responsibility.
It’s not enough to hear that this world is broken, it’s inhabitants withered and beaten by the atrocities that happen behind closed doors, in districts where red lights reside, in little girl’s innocent last moments, robbed, only to be replaced by despair.
It’s not enough to know that children go to sleep with protruding ribs encircling fragile bodies like cages that entrap and hold them prisoner to a life deprived.
It’s not enough to know that orphans long to be mothered, that the lost long to be found, that the broken long to be redeemed. That we all want to know that we are set apart with eternal purpose and value.
It’s not enough to frown and rant and claim injustice in the world as those bearing God’s own image are sold, tormented, and used.
It’s not enough to wax poetic with my voice but do nothing with my hands.
It’s not enough to sit comfortably in my warm home, and ignore it. To say it’s not my calling or I just want to serve here.
Lord, that I would care. That I would brave. That I wouldn’t look at this world’s injustice as an obstacle too big or trial too large.
Lord, that I would meet Goliath on the battlefield and cry out in the name of my King and take my shot.
So here it is. My shot.
Can you tell why I stick to being behind the screen not on it? Can y’all tell how important this is to me? NO makeup, onscreen, live for all to see. It’s a big deal to me, and I hope it will be to you as well.
I’ll be posting more each week about the mocha club, my purpose project, and as always my heart in it all.
Please consider joining me?
My husband will thank you when I retire my yoga/pajama pants and one or more women will thank you for giving them a chance at hope and a future.
To find out more about the mocha club or to donate follow THIS LINK <— Donate here.
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Thanks for all your help.
Here’s to getting stuff done this February!
Read more about my Dress for Change Purpose Project in the posts below.
- Alia’s Dress for Change Project
- On God and Mirrors
- I Need Africa More Than Africa Needs Me
- Pick My Next Hairstyle
- In Which I Stink at Asking for Help
- Purpose Project Hair
- This is When I Would Quit: Dress for the Day
- 6 Ways to Make Your Wardrobe Work for You
You can also see my Instagram photos of my outfits for the month.