For Such a Time as This …
If there is ever a time for thoughtful reflection. It is now. 2020 was a challenging year in so many ways. Resulting in heartache and sorrow, pain and suffering, loss of connections and relationships. There has been so much emptiness and despair.
- Will we ever be able to bounce back?
- What have we learned?
- What do we need to mend?
- What can we do to find solace and peace?
- Can we still trust our institutions?
- Can we still trust what we have always believed?
I finished writing the first draft of Ride the Elephant in January of 2020, just about the time the calamity of COVID set foot in America. Just before our lives were uprooted and flipped upside down.
What we experienced was fear, pain, anger, blame, and being victimized by something we couldn’t control. We lost loved ones that we couldn’t kiss goodbye, and in many cases, even say those words directly to them. We couldn’t see our children and grandchildren for months. Relationships were tested, some have ended, some are in need of healing.
What can we do now?
Ride the Elephant is about overcoming adversities and new beginnings. This is the time to form a book club or study club and begin to reflect on the healing processes revealed within the book. As you read, you will discover a plethora of BIG questions awaiting you. Questions that are best answered as you collaborate with others—to begin the conversation that will heal your relationships, heal your church, heal your community, and yes, heal the country. And, of course, you.
Each of us has a role in the healing process. This is not the time to wait and see what someone else will do. This is not the time to expect the government to fix this.
- This is your time.
- This is your place.
- This is your journey.
I took the first step. I wrote Ride the Elephant, a book to heal your heart, heal your relationships, and heal your hope for America.
I am ready, willing, and able to be a part of your journey. Are you? Let me know when you have taken your first step.
With love for you all,