What I’m Reading This Week

It was stressful a work and I’ve been fighting off a cold but I still have managed to find some good links this week. Let’s get to it!

Enjoy!

What I’m Reading This Week

Another week, more good reads! Let’s go!

That’s for this week. Have a great weekend and enjoy!

What I’m Reading This Week

I have a lot of links to share this so get ready to save to  your Pocket or Instapaper apps. And if you don’t have either, why not??

See you next week!

What I’m Reading This Week

  • Why the Tea Party is a modern day Confederate party.

  • The body in the street. Eloquent. Powerful.

  • Why Beyonce is kind of a big deal.

  • Profile of rapper Killer Mike, who has been making the rounds on cable TV news lately dropping much knowledge.

  • The family of Devaughn Darling, who died while playing football for Florida State still wait for answers.

  • On Chicago, race, segregation and the mayoral race.

  • Profile of Dorian Johnson, the witness to the Michael Brown murder.

  • This was fun. The stages of TV watching while black, as told by the Fresh Prince.

  • Love him or hate him, you gotta read this profile of Jerry Jones.

  • 3 NFL rookies find out their fates on cut down day (the day NFL teams finalize their 53 mean rosters for the season).

  • John Stewart is fed up with white folks: 

What I’m Reading This Week

Lots of good stories about Ferguson, MO this week:

Other good stories to note:

That’s all for this week. Let me know what you think in the comments!

August Prayer Challenge: Update #6

It’s been about a week since I’ve updated about my personal journey on Serenity’s prayer challenge and what a week it’s been.

 I’ve been consumed with following all the coverage about the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Thank goodness for social media outlets and blogs because if it were left up to the mainstream media, we’d all be days late and dollars short on information. O_o  I’m saddened, outraged, tired, shocked, and appalled but not really surprised about the treatment of young black men in this country, so I’m not going to go on and on about it when there is tons of other coverage that say all of how I feel (like in my previous blog post). My prayer habits have been sporadic during this time due to my own personal mental exhaustion though I’ve been listening to a lot of gospel music and reading some devotionals to try to remain encouraged. My sleep habits, which really aren’t that great to begin with, have suffered too due to being glued to the internet and the TV. My husband has actually admonished me to dial it back a notch and I’ve tried to do just that for the last few days.

 But right now I am tired, so I went back to read Serenity’s blog from Day 15 which talks about Endurance. One of the verses, which should be familiar to a lot of people is:

 Isaiah 40:31 – “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint.”

This time period served as reminder to me how easily it is to get off track and how important it to work to stay focused in your life, both personally and spiritually. I might not see the results of what I have been praying for exactly on August 31, 2014 but the goal is to realize that this is a marathon and not a sprint. And even if I get off track, I can hit the reset button. I’m going to do that starting right now.

What I’m Reading This Week

Another edition of the links that caught my eye this week so far, and it’s been a rough one already.