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Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian and co-host of Truth’s Table Podcast. Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Huffington Post Black Voices and her insights have been quoted by NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

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  1. Good morning my dear sister. Those Trapper Keepers were useless. I had too many classes and did too much writing to have just one. This was a beautiful piece. All of us need to be lifting up our children in prayer as we pray against the forces of darkness who are after our next generation. I do not have children yet God has entrusted children to me who I pray and influence. I am thankful God has anointed your hands and pen for this season. Only God can help us. He is faithful. God bless you.

    • Those Trapper Keepers were something else and all my Lisa Frank notebooks, lol. Yes, we have little ones entrusted to us even if we don’t have our own yet. I’m praying for our children and educators all over this country. Thank you for reading and sharing this encouragement.

  2. My thoughts are a little different. My daughter who was a teacher is going back to school and I fear for her life where she’s at. I remember when I used to teach and these are things I never had to worry about the fire drill was the hardest thing we had to teach the children. I fear now even going to visit the school fear my I might not even make it to see her classroom because the streets are just that bad. But I pray everyday when she gets home. And I watch the news during the day to make sure no school has a tragedy like we have been seeing. Unfortunately, there is so many shootings every day that I can’t even keep up and I stay in a state of sickness for those who are lost. Take care because I know that God has it in his hands and he will make the change when it is time. A soul like hers knows where they’re going we all need to know where we are going and who we are going to when we leave this earth. The encouraged stay strong and stay in faith because the God that I serve knows me loves me cares for me and in the end will take me to himself.

    • Yes, Barbara! I’ve been praying for our educators as well. These are truly perilous times we are living in but as you said, we know in Whom we believe and trust. We will continue to pray and act. Blessings to you and may the Lord cover your daughter as she teaches our children.

  3. For me it’s his mental health and safety. He is at a new school this year and also taking the bus. This is new for all of us. But I pray for his safety as he walks out the door. To the bus stop, and as he is traveling to school. Not only for him, for the other children’s safety and the bus driver. ❤️🙏🏽

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