As a child, I didn't always understand the term "prayer warriors." What kind of war were they fighting?
I've never been very concerned with trying to prove God exists, especially when those suffering hard times around me want to question God.
In God's Divine wisdom, perhaps She knows we need reminders to slow down and wait.
Even when I'm crying alone, I feel embarrassed I can't keep it together. I fall victim to a society that indicts emotion and criminalizes imperfection.
Lay yourself bare before God, and know that even on your worst days, you are enough.
I like to think when Jeremiah says "my people," he is fleeing from deflection and accepting that his deliverance is intertwined with theirs.
God's commandments to love don't change just because we're in front of a computer screen or a smartphone.
God, help me to seek lessons from my elders while building my own authentic truths.
Social Media Tips for Churches, Pastors, and Lay Leaders [slideshow]
Are you unsure how to start a social media policy for your church, ministerial staff, or lay leaders? This slideshow, from the communications department of the United Church of Christ, will have you ready to run your church's social media in no time.
Best Practices for Social Media in Churches [pdf]
Creating a Local Church presence on Facebook
Facebook Fan Page Design
Creating a Facebook Page for Your Church
Is Your Church Social? Part 9: Facebook – Give Your Church A "Face" LiftHere's a free service that gets it done: Grou.ps and if you can deal with ads: KickApps (you can pay for an ad free version) Or for a small fee, Ning is always a good option.
Create your own 'social network'
Create your own 'social network' for your church members, ministry, or youth group. WHAT? Why have your own network and not use Facebook or MySpace –after all lot's of folks are already on those networks? It is a matter of connecting to your own group in a special way that doesn't include a whole lot of other stuff that divert attention away from the church or group members getting to know one another better and actually sharing with one another. Also you can feature church or group activities and keep everyone informed on stuff that coming up soon.