92 years old + Female + Black Panther Star? Yes, Wakanda Forever!

“Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” ~ George Sand

 

Wakanda Forever!!!!

You cannot be alive today and not heard these words or seen them printed somewhere after the screening of the mega block-busting Black Panther movie.  And I admit, I actually haven’t written any thoughts on the film here but that’s because my plan to see it again (and really see it with different eyes this time around) has not materialised.

However, I can tell you that the evening after my first viewing found me totally and absolutely amazed at the costumes, the acting, the set designs, the plot, the actors, the imaginative technological possibilities for the future, the significance of this type of production for ‘such a time as this’ aka every visual nuance and spoken word affected me in a profound way.

Today though, I wanted to share an interesting story about defying the odds so let me introduce you to Miss Dorothy Steel, a 92 year old African American woman who started acting at the young age of 88 and who was successfully selected to play the role of a merchant tribal leader in the Black Panther.  Continue reading 92 years old + Female + Black Panther Star? Yes, Wakanda Forever!

You have the power!

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Photo by Gale E

 

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

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Are you brave or fearful? Let’s see then, because in today’s world you could be afraid of:

  • Losing your job, your vehicle, your home or your loved ones
  • Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes or other natural disasters
  • Your children becoming involved in drugs or social substance abuse
  • Being shot at or killed by psychotic individual
  • Not having enough money to live off of when you retire

Continue reading You have the power!

Who do you believe in?

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

“Children are a heritage from the Lordoffspring a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.  They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”

Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)

I’ve been a bit behind in visiting some of my favourite blogs so I went on over to The Common Sense Dad earlier today … and I wasn’t disappointed.  After reading the very first paragraph of “Raising Kids in a Modern Family” I definitely experienced an ‘Aha’ moment as Oprah would say. Why? Because it was sobering to realise I am my son’s definition of a parent/mother.

Continue reading Who do you believe in?