Thank you for coming back for more of our conversation with Tangie and Allison. These two women have really inspired me; not just about taking steps toward racial reconciliation.. but about being intentional with friendship in general. Today, you’ll hear why they think both topics are worth talking about.
We’ll share more about how our kids’ elementary school really helped us, as parents, to consider why race relations is something we ALL need to engage in…
Also, you’ll hear a few comments from a special guest- Paige Pitts, the founder of New Hope Academy, the school we’re always talking about around here. She’s going to tell us what compelled her to found NHA.
Please note- this podcast is not at all meant to sound like one big advertisement for this precious little place; it’s just that ya tend to talk about what ya know… and NHA happens to be a big part of the story for many of us- even though our kids are college age now.
Again, stay tuned in through the very end so you can hear the outtakes where Tangie and Allison react to my telling them that our mutual heroine, Paige, is coming over after them. (You’d think I’d just told them it was the Queen of England or something!!! Hahahaa) But after you hear from Paige, you’ll see why she’s a big hero of ours.
I’ll tell you more today about heylovehenna and the mission trip I’m taking with my daughter to India this summer. (The two projects really go together…) If you’ve found any comfort in these soundwaves, any hope in these pages, please consider partnering with us. We’d love to have your support- what ever that looks like. Go to the “Partner” page and find out more.
If ya haven’t subscribed yet, get on it because next week, my friend Staci Eggleton will tell us how an encounter in the car with the Spirit turned her whole life around- there’s a passionate woman! And the week after that, Bart Millard is coming in to tell us about his new movie named for THAT song- “I Can Only Imagine.” Hit that little purple “subscribe” button so you don’t miss a thing!
Here are some resources to guide you as you engage more deeply in mixin’ it up racially through loving friendships.
Same Kind of Different as Me http://amzn.to/2oDX3aH
The Orphan Mother http://amzn.to/2HR1qYP
Widow of the South http://amzn.to/2BVJw6G
The Kitchen House http://amzn.to/2CrxBP1
Dream With Me; Race, Love and the Struggle We Must Win http://amzn.to/2t6flXQ
“Hidden Figures” the movie – http://amzn.to/2F2cqkd
As always, the key to reconciliation, which is the ministry we’re all called to as followers of The Way, is RELATIONSHIP. Pass this on to a friend or listen along with someone from the “other side of the tracks” and let me know how it goes. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Till next time,