Frances Harper
Feb 16, 2022

Today, we continue our Wednesday poetry series for Black History Month. Enjoy the work of Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911) and modern day poet Nikki Giovanni too. Songs for the People Let me make the songs for the people, Songs for the old and young; Songs to stir like a battle-cry Wherever they are sung. Not for the clashing of sabres, For carnage nor for strife; But songs to thrill the hearts of men With more abundant life. Let me make the songs for the ... Continue reading...

Maya Angelou poems
Feb 9, 2022

Today we continue our Black History Month poetry series with inspiring pieces from the beloved Maya Angelou. She was not only an incredibly gifted writer, but a civil rights activist too. "Equality" was written in 1990, yet that the dream of equality is still yet to be fully achieved. The 2nd poem we're highlighting was written in 1995, entitled "Touched by An Angel" and focuses on something that can make her vision of equality possible, ... Continue reading...

Feb 2, 2022

Today, we honor the beginning of Black History Month by sharing a poem written long ago by Paul Laurence Dunbar and a brand new poem from the popular Amanda Gorman. Join us this month, as we honor African American poets each Wednesday. How do they inspire you? Please share with us in the comments. Sympathy I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the ... Continue reading...

Black History Monoth
Feb 24, 2021

During Black History Month, we have the opportunity to learn about leaders who we may not have been taught about before. Unfortunately, many of us didn't learn from history books that included these amazing pioneers. So, today, we are sharing just a few and we hope that you'll pursue new knowledge about others too. Then, let's pray together as we strive to be a society that is always inclusive and can heal from racial injustice. Fannie ... Continue reading...

blog
Feb 10, 2021

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, today's post is shared by a leader of the future. Amanda Gorman moved the nation when she read her poem below at the recent Presidential Inauguration. The spirit and words of this young African American poet inspired listeners and today we share the words with you to prayerfully sit with again. “The Hill We Climb” When day comes we ask ourselves Where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The ... Continue reading...

reimaging prayer
Feb 3, 2021

This month, we celebrate Black History Month. Let's take a moment to prayerfully reflect on how we can shine a light on the many contributions of those who were pushed to the shadows in the past. May God teach all of us to see the humanity in everyone. Prayer for Black History Month Spirit of Abundance, God of Grace, Mother of Hope, We pause now to remember those stories that are all around us, But so often passed over, Those ... Continue reading...