Feel Good Friday #103 — Juneteenth Edition
Every week Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news.
Because People Can, Indeed, Change
A tattoo parlor in Kentucky is offering to convert tattoos with messages or symbols of hate into beautiful art. For me, this story is sign that people’s hearts and minds (and body art) can be transformed. Thanks be to God!
Working for Justice can be Tasty
It may be the world’s biggest bake sale. Bakers out of DC are calling on bakers around the world to hold bake sales and donate the proceeds to #blacklivesmatter.
Because no one’s skin is that peach color
A nine-year-old girl started a nonprofit that provides kits with multicolored crayons to help children have crayons that represent their actual skin color and identity. Because representation–in life and in art–matters.
Looking for a movie to commemorate today? Check out Miss Juneteenth. It’s available for rent or purchase on Google Play, Amazon and may be available on-demand from your cable provider.
Girl Power at West Point
While West Point remains predominately white and male, things are changing. This year saw the first observant Sikh female graduate and a record number of black female female cadets.
Spend time with God.
Check in with people you love.
Listen to someone who doesn’t look like you.
Get some rest. There’s only one of you and the world needs the gifts you bring.
Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.