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Canva – a useful FREE graphics tool for your meeting

Canva – a useful FREE graphics tool for your meeting

One of the most useful tools I have found for creating online media graphics is Canva.  This free program allows you to create great graphics, that look professional, and can be easily downloaded and shared.  The upgraded version is free for churches.  I recommend the benefits of this paid version – although I used the …

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Technology is a tool. How will you use it with mindful intention?

Technology is a tool. How will you use it with mindful intention?

Image: Wayne Dahlberg   Image: Rosangela Ludovico   I was taken aback this week with yet another photo of a crowd of people, at a public show, “preoccupied” with their cell phones instead of watching the show like they should.  There was one older woman in the picture, no cell phone, obviously using the wisdom of …

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Book Review – Click2Save Reboot – the digital ministry bible

Book Review – Click2Save Reboot – the digital ministry bible

This book, like its first edition, was incredibly helpful for me.  The first edition was more of a very basic “how to” – digital ministry was just emerging. The second “reboot” edition includes new considerations of impact of ministry, new digital ministry leaders who have emerged, and new platforms and improvements in systems and ways …

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Britain Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice – the use of social media support for in-person discernment (Part One)

Britain Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice – the use of social media support for in-person discernment (Part One)

Britain Yearly Meeting has just concluded for 2018.  It was quite exciting for me to hear about – even all the way over here “across the pond”.  I’m feeling encouraged to share some of the stories I encountered from that time in two separate posts.  There are two threads for me – the preparation and discernment …

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Letting your life speak in digital spaces (without losing your sanity)

Letting your life speak in digital spaces (without losing your sanity)

The internet is a very effective tool.  Connecting, sharing, work, social interactions – all can and do happen in a mere instant.  I am in contact with family and friends from all parts of my life.  I can learn news, see pictures, and engage in my Quaker and other communities more easily from a distance.  …

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In which I consider deep controversy… and wonder why continuing revelation is so darn uncomfortable.

In which I consider deep controversy… and wonder why continuing revelation is so darn uncomfortable.

There is controversy afoot in Britain.  With much anticipation, and lead up to the event… the 13th Dr Who was announced.  The beloved Dr is to take the form of a woman.  Madness.  Heresy. In another niche market of peculiar people/super fans, there arises another controversy.  Britain Yearly Meeting to remove God from the Quakers the …

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What might Love do? Our neighbors in beloved community.

What might Love do? Our neighbors in beloved community.

Let us then try what Love will do – William Penn For the past few months, I have been led to show up, sometimes in person, sometimes in prayer,  to a number of “Jericho Walks” supporting those members of our communities facing imminent deportation. I’m not quite sure how we got here, in this “Christian” …

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Learning from Others: Where to find inspirations and advice

Learning from Others: Where to find inspirations and advice

I had a good teacher friend tell me once, “The best teachers are the best thieves”.  He didn’t recommend formally “stealing” ideas without credit or attribution – but he did realize that sometimes the best practitioners of any craft have learned to learn from others.  I am no “techie” by trade – but I spend …

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Facebook posts: suggestions for content

Facebook posts: suggestions for content

Congratulations – your Meeting has a Facebook page!  Now what should you post? Reminder:  Facebook is social media.  Be prepared to post 2-3 times a day, sharing various content, asking questions and engaging with people that comment on your page.  An unmoderated, neglected page is worse than no page at all – it shows you …

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