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The Real Reason It Was So Hard for Me to Like Her Post

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I plopped down on my couch with a freshly washed face and brushed teeth. I looked up at my kitchen sink, proud that after a long but productive day at work, quick trip to the gym, and a successful home-cooked dinner, I still managed to tidy up the kitchen. The empty kitchen sink and decluttered counters were true symbols of #winning for this #neatfreak. Marie Kondo would be proud. Then my eyes moved slightly to the left to find the…

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The Way You Carry It

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It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it. -C.S. Lewis A friend recently told me, “When I saw on instagram everything you’ve been up to, I was exhausted just seeing it!” She was complimenting me, commending my ability to hustle and “get it done”. Instagram has a way of making us all seem more put together, successful, and let’s face it, more photogenetic than we are. That said, when you put the highlight reel…

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I See You: Knowing A Personal God in a Public World

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It’s easier than ever to send a message to the world and harder than ever to stand out.  We can tweet, post and comment our opinions, philosophies, interests, and stories with the simple click of a button or the touch of a screen.  We put it all out there for the world to see; we shout it from the rooftops (or in our case, shout it from the insta-story), but sadly, with more than one billion people active on Facebook…

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May I Have Your Attention, Please?

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  We live in a very loud world.  Instagram posts.  Snapchat chats.  Instant downloading.  Live streaming.  Netflix binging.  Facebook messaging.  App notifications.  Email chains.  Group texting.  Ad pop-ups.  Retweets.  Shared memes.  Pinterest pins.  YouTube sensations.  Spotify playlists.  Recommended podcasts.  Ted Talks.  Street billboards.  Celebrity endorsements.  Magazine ads.  Shared blogs.  Breaking news.  Rush-hour traffic.  Foot traffic.   Elevator banter.  Water cooler conversations.  Conference room meetings.  Board room presentations.  Prepared lectures.  Restaurant chatter.  Sunday sermons.  Grocery store bar-code scanning.  Playground chaos.  Noise. …

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