What we do in life echoes in eternity.

Jasmine. 20, going on 21. Jesus Lover. Forrest Renshaw lover.

naturallynautical:

Future daughter

naturallynautical:

Future daughter

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“You were my cup of tea, I drink coffee now.”

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she loves flowers

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Historic Marker ~ Kristopher Monroe
The Weeping Time: A forgotten history of the largest slave auction ever on American soil

Two miles west of downtown Savannah, Georgia, sits a historical marker in the center of a small plot of a fenced in city park. The triangular park measures not more than a fifth of an acre. The surrounding neighborhood is one of the most distressed and depressed sections of the city.
The marker was dedicated on March 3, 2008, 149 years after the slave auction occurred, and at the commemoration ceremony then-mayor Otis Johnson—only the second African-American to hold that office—offered up a short speech honoring the enslaved men and women whose labor helped build the oldest city in the state of Georgia. At the ceremony a local man handed out dirt from Nigeria to be sprinkled around the marker and Mayor Johnson poured water over the dirt to consecrate the ground.

And that’s it for the city’s commemoration of the event known as the Weeping Time. Contrast that with the towering monument to the Confederate dead that has stood for over a century smack in the center of one of the city’s largest public parks.
The Weeping Time acquired its name colloquially, by the slaves and their descendants, because of reports that the sky opened up and poured down rain for the full two days of the auction. It was said that the heavens were weeping for the inhumanity that was being committed.
The event wasn’t just notable because of the size of the auction. In 1859 the country was on the verge of a national bloodbath, and the historic threads that weave through the story of the Weeping Time are so far-reaching and remarkable, it’s perplexing that more hasn’t been written or remembered about this time.
Read more here.

profkew:

Historic Marker ~ Kristopher Monroe

The Weeping Time: A forgotten history of the largest slave auction ever on American soil

Two miles west of downtown Savannah, Georgia, sits a historical marker in the center of a small plot of a fenced in city park. The triangular park measures not more than a fifth of an acre. The surrounding neighborhood is one of the most distressed and depressed sections of the city.

The marker was dedicated on March 3, 2008, 149 years after the slave auction occurred, and at the commemoration ceremony then-mayor Otis Johnson—only the second African-American to hold that office—offered up a short speech honoring the enslaved men and women whose labor helped build the oldest city in the state of Georgia. At the ceremony a local man handed out dirt from Nigeria to be sprinkled around the marker and Mayor Johnson poured water over the dirt to consecrate the ground.

And that’s it for the city’s commemoration of the event known as the Weeping Time. Contrast that with the towering monument to the Confederate dead that has stood for over a century smack in the center of one of the city’s largest public parks.

The Weeping Time acquired its name colloquially, by the slaves and their descendants, because of reports that the sky opened up and poured down rain for the full two days of the auction. It was said that the heavens were weeping for the inhumanity that was being committed.

The event wasn’t just notable because of the size of the auction. In 1859 the country was on the verge of a national bloodbath, and the historic threads that weave through the story of the Weeping Time are so far-reaching and remarkable, it’s perplexing that more hasn’t been written or remembered about this time.

Read more here.

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“Christ wrecks us, holds us and rebuilds us; it is the greatest blessing we can ever hope for.”

—   T.B. LaBerge // Go Now  (via godmoves)

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“The bible says that God gave gifts to men in Ephesians, but the Greek transliteration actually reads “God gave men as gifts”. I hadn;t thought too much about this when I first saw it, but it struck me. You see, everything in you was sown into you - your enthusiasm, your curiosity, your humour, your interest in people. God didn’t just prepare a life for you. He prepared You for a life. So everything good you see in yourself, every knack, skill, talent or gift, is there for manifestation at an appointed time. Everything He does, He does for a reason. With Him, nothing goes to waste, nothing is mistaken or misplaced. The deeper you look into what He does, the more specificity you’ll find. As you’ve given yourself and continue to give yourself over to Him, He will use you up, I guarantee it. It’s a good thing to be able to reach that finish line, completely exhausted of all resources - why else would you welcome an eternal rest? :) He came to give you life, and life more abundantly. He is fullness, and you will be full with everything He uses you to do (Ps 81:10).”

—   Chinazam Nwokonkor (via yeahmicah)

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