Saturday, November 12, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
#Election2016 is finally over and prayerfully our nation can start to move forward in the business of striving for greatness in our households and local communities. This election has been extremely discomforting and painful to watch play out at times to say the least. The uncertainty of American families' stability and health have been on edge and friendships ultimately shattered because of differences in ideology and how one perceived their candidate of choice from their frame of reference. Secretary Clinton was crucified for emails and her actions while serving as Secretary of State and to add insult to injury, the reputation of her husband and his past was brought back into the forefront as a weapon to cripple her. President Elect Trump on the other hand ran a not so traditional election with what many perceived to be divisive rhetoric, racism, sexism and an elitism attitude. Nevertheless, our country has spoken in record numbers and the masses believe that Trump is the better candidate to move our country forward. In the days ahead, it is imperative that we filter our emotions in a respectful and healthy manner whether they are of excitement or discouragement and extend grace to all mankind. Let us not become entangled in emotion and may we dismiss distractions and anything that comes in any form to rob us of our peace. As we shift into a new year with a new president, let us pray fervently for healing upon our land and continue to do what we can with what we have. I leave you with an excerpt of President Obama's speech concerning President Elect Trump's victory... "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading this country. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy."
Posted by Krystal Austin Moore at 5:44 PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
I debated on blogging on the issue of bullying, but it is unfortunately trending throughout the nation, our schools and local communities. We hear of bullying often, but it hits home when it reaches your home. Kenzie has been dealing with bullying for a few months and we assumed it was "kids being kids," but over time it progressed severely and the aftermath of her mentally trying to filter and process the negativity overwhelmed her. Nobody desires or expects the call of your child being overwhelmed with grief and despair, but it happens. As a mother, I questioned my mothering skills and inability to see the weakness in a daughter who walks in such strength. How do you protect a child from the reality of the reality of not only her generation but the world collectively? How do you instruct a child to not return negativity to the culprit who disarms it without reproach? How can you explain to children that what they see adults play out on a national stage in the daily highlight reels of television, politics, news, in sports, etc... is unacceptable publicly although it is deemed acceptable socially... As I sat there in the residue of her pain, I consulted God for wisdom on how to assist her through this storm. I share with you what I shared with Kenzie..."As long as you live, people will always seek wrong in you even when what you are doing is right. Always remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God and hold on to the truth of who you are no matter how many lies they tell about you. Never apologize for being great. " Remind your children and all those in your sphere of influence to not internalize the jealousy of others and to always take the high road, no matter how lowdown they get. Remain blessed:))
Posted by Krystal Austin Moore at 7:49 PM