At 7:25 Harper encourages the public to gift these books to local prisons.
I had the honor to meet Hill Harper during his first book signing (Letters to a Young Brother) and now his latest book is sure to be not only inspire, but instruct those who take its words and apply them. The disproportionate incarceration rate of black males is of serous concern. I’ve been very busy with graduate school so I am trying to find the community’s pulse. I plan on buying the book, reading it, and then gifting it to a GA prison with a letter of my own. I pray that I hold to the promise I’ve made.
I’ve got 10 weeks to build a better ME. I made collage of the music on my workout playlist. Water and music are the essentials that get me through an intense session. In case you aren’t familiar with the artists, they are [clockwise] PJ Morton, Solange Knowles, J. Cole, James Blake, and Robert Glasper.
I follow Lecrae on IG, saw the post, and then watched the news…
Father, I thank you for this day and for your abundant mercies you give us each day. Please allow those affected by the tornado in Oklahoma to turn to you for guidance, comfort, and help. Keep those who are selflessly giving their time and energy to rescue efforts protected and encouraged. The joy of the Lord is our strength despite what troubles rise. Let your will be done on this earth and through out my life. In Jesus name I pray and believe… Amen-
So many thoughts came to mind when I saw these images and read President Obama’s speech at the commencement. Above all, this served as a reminder to remain unwavering in my pursuit for all of my goals and to keep things in the right perspective. It may have rained on these graduates and their supporters, but no force of nature could take away their accomplishment on that morning. The true measure of men is how they remain intact regardless of their circumstances or surroundings. I am thankful to God for keeping me through my college years and the privilege to graduate a week ago. I encourage everyone to not let the rain that falls in your life deter you from getting your just rewards.