Thoughts About Slavery Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

King inspired us, but his memory is being darkened by hate. The darkening involves using history to justify current anger. Slavery existed before writing existed and has been accepted as the right of the powerful over the weak. Slavery began when those defeated in war but not killed were made the property of the victorious. Eventually, other …

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THINK YOU ARE OPEN-MINDED? THINK AGAIN

This post suggests ways to become more understanding of others while continuing my week of honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.   Yesterday in my Parents Are People Too Blog, I posted on ways to work toward peace.  Early on, I said “Banning guns will not end violence.” A very good, very bright friend called me …

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MAKE MARTIN PROUD

Plan more than just a day’s remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was a man of action.  He believed, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” AN EMOTIONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE Face-to-face service matters most, particularly to children or those outside of your culture.  Don’t think you have the time. Nonsense. …

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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

One of my heroes. So this week I will remember him all week through his quotes. His was a soul generated by love.  Many of us think we are, and indeed we are; but few speak with King’s grace and love. EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIP Heroes are important role models.  Think of yours.  Think of the how …

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