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peace in uncertainty. faith in doubt. trust in fear.

peace in uncertainty. faith in doubt. trust in fear.

The Holy Spirit nudged me awake before the crack of dawn yesterday and as usual when that happens, I tried to ignore Him and go back to sleep. It was ...
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you inspire me. no matter what.

you inspire me. no matter what.

you inspire me. no matter what. whether you recognize your actions on this list or whether I've missed noting them. you inspire me. because everyone is #justadifferentkindofbroken and even when ...
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We have more in common than not.

We have more in common than not.

I believe we have more in common than not. It doesn't always seem that way at first or at the surface, but in my experience, when I get to know ...
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looking for a facebook alternative? My first impressions of mewe.com, parler.com and locals.com

looking for a facebook alternative? My first impressions of mewe.com, parler.com and locals.com

Tired of facebook selling your time and attention as a product to their customers (advertisers)? Been censored, warned or suspended by facebook and/or twitter because your content "violated" their terms ...
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inflammatory language and echo chambers

inflammatory language and echo chambers

#foodforthought (what my brain has been chewing on for a few days) I read a post written by an experienced journalist who has a formal education in the use and ...
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#ShareaResource: chirpbooks.com

#ShareaResource: chirpbooks.com
discounted audiobooks

Monday through Friday, I get a daily email from Chirp (chirpbooks.com) with the subject line: "Today's audiobook deals" and in the email are links to limited time discounted audiobooks. If ...
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no one can do everything

no one can do everything
but everyone can do something.

You may have seen the following letter written by "This is Us" actor, Lonnie Chavis. These images are from his original facebook post: I haven't watched "This is Us" ...
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tension and paradox.

tension and paradox.
recognizing valid points on both sides of a complex issue.

When I agree with someone about a point they make, it does NOT follow that I agree with EVERYthing they say or believe. When I DISagree with someone about a ...
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Don't forfeit your opportunities to influence others.

Don’t forfeit your opportunities to influence others.
part 2: doxing and terminating are easy.

Saw a comment by an HR professional in which they condemned someone for posting a link to a story and then strongly disagreed with people commenting on the post, calling ...
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Don't forfeit your opportunities to influence others.

Don’t forfeit your opportunities to influence others.
part 1: Dismissing alternative viewpoints doesn't strengthen your argument or your credibility.

Over and over, I see facebook posts by seemingly kind people instructing friends who [they perceive] believe differently than they do to "unfriend" them. This week, I saw a post ...
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Permission Marketing vs. Push Marketing

Permission Marketing vs. Push Marketing
build a more effective email list.

Some unsolicited advice to anyone trying to reach potential clients or customers: INVITE ME to Join Your Mailing List, DON’T ADD ME Without Permission. It just alienates us and fills ...
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Our words and actions, whether online or IRL, reveal something of our true beliefs and character.

Our words and actions, whether online or IRL, reveal something of our true beliefs and character.

As often as I see it, I will never be desensitized to adult bullying. It surprises me every time. Especially when it comes from someone who knows the pain of ...
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To the marginalized and silent 99%: You have something of value to contribute.

To the marginalized and silent 99%: You have something of value to contribute.

I recently snatched up a $1 offer for access to a huge amount of content within an online writers group for 30 days and I've been DEVOURING it. The first ...
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Fauci, the Surgeon General and the "lady" doctor who didn't smile.

Fauci, the Surgeon General and the “lady” doctor who didn’t smile.

I saw something in a facebook comment yesterday that immediately and instinctively evoked what I'll conservatively refer to as a negative reaction. It was about members of the coronavirus Task ...
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Stop Talking About What's Wrong. TAKE ACTION to Help Make it Right.

Stop Talking About What’s Wrong. TAKE ACTION to Help Make it Right.

Working toward positive change is a much more productive use of time and energy than complaining and/or trying to thwart a negative. One of the best and long-lasting ways to ...
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