Tag Archives: Social Media

A Love Like No Other

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Every year on Valentine’s Day, the age-old question seems to feel a bit more urgent:  Does anybody out there really love me? According to Nancy Jo Sales’ harrowing book, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, an overwhelming majority of young females in our country are looking to… Read more »

Missing Out

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”   Does the Bible address every question and issue humanity is facing today? The answer to that question is No.  And… Read more »

Mortar Shells

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One of the most terrifying pieces of Civil War field artillery was notoriously inaccurate. The eight-inch mortar, for all intents and purposes, was a stubby, sawed-off cannon.  It fired an eight-inch-diameter explosive shell – approximately the size and shape of a bowling ball. Mortars were pulled into position by teams of horses.  Shots were essentially high arcs that resembled those… Read more »