I almost quit Facebook this week. I was ready to disappear, with no warning to friends or family, those who "like" my professional page, the women in my "Faith and Sweat" Facebook group, or any of my business associates who communicate through a network of Facebook groups. The political vitriol, the snarky and hateful comments responding to news accounts, the agendas, the noise - I was done … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Social Media, Soul Care, and Silence
We need moments of silence, of space, of reflection, both routinely and in response to tragedy. If we are not intentional about claiming this space for ourselves, the noise of the world can overwhelm us. I offer to you these thoughts, these prayers, these resources that I've found. May the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe work through each of us in these days to bring healing, hope … [Read more...] about A Place to Breathe
Despite being trained as a journalist and having worked for newspapers, I rarely turn on the television news or thoroughly read a newspaper anymore. What gets reported largely is what happened in the past, and I cannot change what happened. I can only react to it and let it affect me. Because much of it is negative or sad, and even confrontational, it affects me negatively. It … [Read more...] about Who Do You Give Access to Your Mind?