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Lucretia is the creator of Brownicity.com. She is a wife, mom of three, and a former college professor, whose passion for racial healing led her to author What LIES Between Us: Fostering First Steps Towards Racial Healing, and speak at TEDx Charlotte and Q Ideas Charlotte (2017).

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  1. Thank you. This gives me so much to think about. I need to listen more to what God is telling me – always a struggle to hear and now to think about the possibility of putting a dream into action.

    • Madeline,
      You’re welcome.
      Thank you for reading and appreciating.
      May you be encompassed with clarity and courage as you see, articulate and walk out your dreams.
      May you be God’s voice resonating healing and harmony in the earth.

      Shalom
      LCB

  2. My daughter had dreams of being a mom and is unable to have child and is trying thru VIF whatever it’s called treatment. The lst surgery failed and she has one more chance. Why does God allow ungodlily women bear children and let those that want child struggle having a child. What happens to that dream or are dreams just that just dreams! Is there really a God or is it jus words in a book.

    • Dear friend,
      I can only imagine your pain. As a woman who endured years of fertility treatments and desperate hoping I can empathize with those burning questions. As a therapist I was working with teenagers some of who found themselves pregnant and wanted nothing more than to get rid of the one thing I was begging God to give me. It seemed cruel and so terribly unfair. I can’t tell you that I ever got exactly what I wanted-to be pregnant, to experience childbirth. But I do believed something for which I didn’t even know to pray. My daughter went into foster care when she was nine months old. She came to me and my husband when she was a year and a half- and she is more my heart than any child I could have bore from my womb. Fifteen years later I can look back and see the gift God was weaving, the miracles he allowed, one of which was going to my ‘future’ daughters baby shower even when I never imagined I would someday be her mother. I am not trying to give you a pat answer, or to tell you that things will work out as your daughter hopes, but I do believe God is there in the middle of all the messy and He will come through, in ways we never imagine. I am praying for your daughter because that pain still haunts me today, that ache to hold a baby in my womb even if I am far past child bearing age- but again so was Sarah. Don’t give up. God loves to show off at the last minute. My girl is almost 16 and I wouldn’t have missed these years as her mom for anything. May God bless you and your daughter.

      • Tonya,
        Thank you for sharing your story to encourage Julia in her pain. I appreciate how brave, thoughtful, & generous you are.

        May you be God’s voice resonating healing and harmony in the earth.

        Shalom
        LCB

    • Julia.
      I am so sorry to hear about your daughter’s pain. I also don’t understand why some people who don’t want children get to have them, and some who really want to birth children, don’t get to. I have no answers. When I struggled with fertility, God was with me in my pain and uncertainty.

      I am praying for your daughter and her family.
      Shalom
      LCB

    • Sharon,
      Thank you for reading and appreciating.

      May you be God’s voice resonating healing and harmony in the earth.

      Shalom
      LCB

  3. I was born in 1945. I graduated from high school in 1963. I, along with the rest of my generation, experienced all that transpired after the end of WWII. We can argue the magnitude of “which era is worse” all day long but for me the main difference is the seemingly lack of believing and trusting God for our answers. I see, that Dr. King never swayed from his hope and trust, while still peacefully protesting the lack of civil liberties. I see that, not all, but many still protest but not peacefully as they have forgotten the hope and trust portion of who Dr King was and all he stood for. Like the Apostle Paul, Dr. King had a mission and that mission was to serve God not man. I believe that he believed that God’s plan was to benefit mankind through following the teachings laid forth in the Bible. For me there is that lack of faithfulness to those teachings that is actually derailing the very benefits we all want. Let us pray for one another and for a revival of all that God has promised to us through the birth, life, death and resurrection of His only begotten son Jesus the Christ. Keep our light burning for the light of one small candle can dispel the darkness.

    • Beautifully said, Loretta! I think Dr. King would be disappointed to see the violence that has taken place in the name of racial justice. We need to do all we can to promote peace and unity in our country. May love overcome the hate and division.

      • Thank you for your commitment to the unity that we as a nation so desperately need and desire. The Bible tells us that what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul. We surely need to do some serious soul searching.

    • Loretta.
      You are God’s voice resonating healing and harmony in the earth. May we focus on God’s divine love as we pursue His dream.

      Thank you for reading and appreciating.

      Shalom
      LCB

  4. Amen. Thank you so much for sharing, Lucretia. Amen. That was very encouraging.

    PS: Thank you so much Incourage for providing this space. Thank you for featuring a wide range of women writers to encourage, lift up, and challenge us. Thank you for your commitment to encouraging women every day.
    Thank you & God bless.

    • B.
      You’re welcome.

      Thank you for reading and appreciating the voices at the (in)courage table.

      Shalom
      LCB

  5. Lucretia,

    I’m with you in wanting to dream again. My dream is to live in a place of unity. Where the Bible is the foundation of our country, most people pray daily, & people work together for the better good. Tired of all this civil unrest & non-peaceful protesting. Most of this generation has totally forgotten about God & what He did for us. They live day to day thinking that this is the end. When they die nothing will happen. My dream is for ALL people to have equal rights no matter what. Thank you for enlightening me about Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth.
      I love your dream. I believe your dream aligns with God’s dream for us. Thank you for reading and appreciating.

      May you be God’s voice resonating healing and harmony in the earth.

      Shalom
      LCB

  6. Lucretia,
    My maternal grandmother was born in 1883. She raised her children to believe that God created all of us as equals regardless of skin color or economic status. My mom and dad believed that and we grew up believing that as well.

    It is heartbreaking to know that the struggle for basic God given equality is still a daily way of life for so many.

    I was very young when Dr. King was working so hard for all to have equal rights. Thank you for your reminder that we can dream and work toward fulfillment of this dream. God can and will heal the brokenness if we as a nation turn back to Him.

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