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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. I don’t know if I have a specific way of recognizing a new season…but I try to be present in my body, mind, and in the moment(s) when a shift may happen. I’ve been fortunate to have sister friends who can reflect for me when change has occurred–or is occurring. It’s a blessing to have people around who love and pay enough attention to notice.

    Congratulations on your praise report!

    • There is nothing like having good sister friends who know the details of your life and can speak to your situation, affirm you, and correct you when needed. When they notice the new things breaking forth in your life, it’s evidence of their love and prayers for you because they are watching and waiting alongside you. God is good! Thank you for reading and rejoicing with me, sis!

  2. I am a Brother
    I find it wonderful how you see your life being accompanied by God.
    I am not sure whether mine was – doing may different jobs and studies – finally preparing a project in Sub-Saharian Africa – again having problems, because the responsible died by a cancer …

  3. To God be the glory! I recognize season’s in my life by God’s promotions. I truly believe in Jeremiah 29:11. I have been in the valley and I have been on the mountain top. I have learned through it all to be content and remain faithful. All of it worked for my good.

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