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Spiritual Privilege

You can care about more than one issue. I have an acquaintance that wrote a book on prayer, and he considered changing his name. Many people use pen names. Even Stephen King was once John Bachman. The only people that change are those who want to change.

Holly T. Ashley

In a Facebook post from a highly educated, well respected, Baptist leader, (I have been corrected- not evangelical)** pastor, and professor of pastoral ministry, (not theology)**, he vocalized his concern for the racial divide in our country. He stated a young black man who attempted to find work using two different and ethnically diverse names on his resume, only to get responses from those with the “white” name used.

He also mentioned a woman who lived in an environmentally challenged neighborhood, where her child played outdoors in an atmosphere that could cause brain damage.

As I read the post and the replies to his post – I could only imagine that the rants and grumbling were met with shaking heads and wagging fingers…. so I asked: “What action was being taken to combat this issue?”

In essence (what I was thinking in and among my elevated temperature)– “What are you…

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Thank Goodness for the Goodness in the World!

There is good stuff happening 🙂

The Richness of a Simple Life

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Even as someone who hasn’t watched the news regularly in years, I can’t completely escape the constant stream of stories of the vile acts and horrendous things that go on in the world. The thing is, there’s plenty of good people doing good things in the world. If that weren’t the case, the world would be in an even worse state than it is. There are plenty positive things don’t get nearly as much attention.

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Take More Selfies

Does Rosie make a good point?

Rosie Culture

It’s hard to be self-confident. I think it comes in waves, you feel really good about yourself then you all of a sudden feel really bad about yourself.

It’s harder after you graduate college, because you get way less attention than you ever did when you were young, flirty, and out every night surrounded by people. You’re just alone more in your mid-twenties and that results in less attention.

And if you’re not going to give yourself the love you need, then no one will. Sure, your coworker will compliment your dress and your mom will tell you that you look pretty today. If you go out with your friends every once in a while, they’ll tell you how great you look and you might get hit on at the bar.

But it’s not a guarantee that you’re going to get the gratification you need, that we all need.

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