In our message this Sunday we continued the theme of compassion with Cookie Washington speaking on “Compassionate Emancipation.” Cookie talked about emancipating herself from mental slavery and wounding to a place of compassion for herself and others. She discussed the false concepts that keep us apart and how our words can wound, then heal. This service was delivered on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Torreah “Cookie” Washington is an accomplished artist and textile designer. She was selected as one of 44 Master Art Quilters for a quilt that honors President Barack Obama. Washington also has quilted, designed costumes for theater, film, stage and high fashion wedding gowns for the past 12 years using silk, cotton rayon, batting, beads, buttons and photo transfers.
She was recently featured in two documentaries, “The Wayshowers” and “Skin Quilt”.
And please remember to support the church when you shop at Amazon.com by clicking on our links! Our recommendation this week goes along with our them of compassion – Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life.