Black Lives Matter || Meet Me in the Middle, Episode 1

Black Lives Matter || Meet Me in the Middle, Episode 1

Well friends, Meet Me in the Middle is moving forward and I’m overwhelmed at God’s grace in giving us this opportunity to introduce some incredible people to you.

This wild and crazy dream of interviewing individuals and sharing their story as they live it out in the middle is really happening.

The first two intro episodes give you a little background to the purpose of MMM and introduce my co-host, Lindsay Pollard. You can watch those on our YouTube channel HERE or view them on the blog site HERE and HERE.

We’d love to have you join the conversation by commenting on the blog, our Facebook group page, or the YouTube channel site. You can subscribe to the channel and keep up with each episode.

We welcome your feedback and ask that you be kind and respectful to the community in conversation. More than anything else, we ask for your prayers. Our desire is to bring healthy perspectives into the real-life stories of individuals who find themselves in the “middle” of a mess, racial tension, or economic or cultural differences in our society.

I’m reminded once again of how Jesus met all of us in the middle by literally hanging on that cross in the middle — giving His life for us so that we could have real life. He hung between two individuals–holding out His arms of love for both of them in their own unique stories. One accepted His love; one did not.

As followers of Jesus, we hold out our arms with Him and offer His love to you as well. May the love of Jesus draw us all to His heart in the middle of it all.

Now, I invite you to “Meet Me in the Middle” in this new episode, “Black Lives Matter. ”

“Most often ‘Black Lives Matter’ is met with opposition from the phrase ‘All Lives Matter’. Join us for an in-depth interview with our special guest, Shaquila Willie as we discuss what her experience is like being a single mother, raising a young black son during this current social climate. Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. “

Lindsay Pollard

Joy Waters Martin

My kids tease me sometimes that my definition of a situation going well is often described as, "It was 'life-giving' " -- meaning, it may have had some conflicts or uneasy moments or stress but all in all , something about it breathed life into the situation and the people involved...something of the heart was moved in a good direction. I'm all about LIFE ... life with my husband, life with 4 adult children, their spouses and 7 grandchildren (to date, that is :), life in our home and life in a wild adventure we tend to label "ministry". In reality , all of these categories mesh together to make up the "organic me". Relational , redeeming and restoring are some of my favorite words and they give life to my soul as I walk it all out with Jesus Christ, the Giver of all life. Profile Photo by: Melody Martin

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  1. I loved this! Thank you to Shaquila for sharing! I’d love to meet you. You’re beautiful and strong and such a wonderful role model and mentor.

    1. Sorry for the delay in responding Laurie. It’s been a whirl of events since that post :-). I’ll pass that beautiful encouraging word on to Shaquila Willie. She is all that and more for sure. Your words matter. Thank you !!

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