Welcome to March

March

Welcome to March and possibilities

February, as the shortest month of the year, seemed to evaporate right in front of me. Perhaps I was too busy celebrating the gorgeous snow and unseasonably warm/cold temperatures to notice that it’s already March and the relationship between my To Do List and its cousin, Already Done and Conquered List, is showing signs of neglect.

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Ep. 12: Telling the Story of the African-American Methodist Church with Angella P. Current-Felder

Angella P. Current-Felder is an author, a retired executive, and an active Methodist leader and civil rights icon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she served as the Executive Director of the Office of Loans and Scholarships under the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry. She also worked as the Executive Director of several other human service organizations as well as the agency liaison for the Africa University Endowment Fund Campaign.

But before all those remarkable feats, Angella P. Current-Felder was a girl who grew up among a family which also made major leaps in their respective paths.

She’s the daughter of the first Methodist African–American woman bishop and a former Deputy Director of the NAAC. She was also a student in Morgan State College—a time in her life where she became more politically involved.

Learn more about her story in this 12th episode of 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life!

 

In this episode you will also discover:

  • The story behind Angella’s name and how her early years shaped the woman she is now
  • On being a part of the Methodist Church
  • Being actively involved in her school’s debate team
  • That moment in her life that led to her becoming more politically motivated
  • Learning how to ‘read with a political eye’ during her college years
  • The lessons Angella P. Current-Felder lives by and the legacy she wants to leave to the world

 

Find out the details by listening to the full 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life episode  on SpotifyStitcher and iTunes.

 

Quotes:

  • “I think that’s when I really became politically motivated myself, to take action, because I had experienced directly being attacked.”
  • “You have to travel your own spiritual journey.”
  • “All those issues help you learn to walk by faith.”
  • “Life is hard, but the lord didn’t put you here to not make a difference.”

Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day

Nothing is worth

“Nothing is worth more than this day.” – Von Goethe

Today I am alive and breathing. I am aware that I am breathing, and today I fully understand what a miracle that is. I’ve meant to be living just for today, but I suspect I have been anxious about Covid-19, about work, about my health, about my family’s health, world peace, the state of national and local affairs—the list goes on.

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Let’s Find Hope

Hope

Let’s find hope and keep it alive

As the Trump presidency comes to a tumultuous close, we find ourselves in a strange and unfamiliar place—one I’m prayerful we won’t embrace and become comfortable with. When our nation’s capitol is full of troops instead of inaugural celebrants, it’ll take more than rose-colored glasses to see the rainbow at the end of this storm.

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Democracy May Be fragile

Democracy

Democracy may be fragile, but we aren’t

“If we ever needed the Lord, we sure do need him now, …we need him every day and every hour,” one of my favorite songs, has come across my mind almost daily since November 3. Now would be the time to call on and listen to our God.

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Welcome To 2021

2021

Welcome to 2021, a year of new beginnings

I love January and I’m excited that 2021 finally shoved 2020 to the pavement so we can move forward. As 2021 unfolds, let’s take a moment to reflect—a moment—not long, difficult hours of laments and rehashing of the miseries, and get ready for this time of opportunity and adventure.

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