Trusting God

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Trusting God, or “How I Got a Job on Facebook that Wasn’t Remotely in My Field” By Ellen Wright   This past week has been one for reflecting. One year ago, I made the decision to make an about face with my career path and move my life across the country from Washington, D.C., to…

Connecting

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How many times have you checked your social media today? Once, maybe twice? Or, perhaps, more often than you care to admit? If you are like most Americans, your smartphone has become an integral part of your life, so much so that it feels strange to be without it. On a recent trip to Europe,…

A Poem by a Young Adult

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Our Lady is the Moon By Ellen Wright     Our Lady is the Moon Knocking gentle on the windowsill Stepping nimbly from her Perch among the stars   To tread across Oceans, drawing Tides with silver footsteps   her face is pitted (by great suffering and great loving) and she carries mantle of inky…

Youth and Social Media

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We have all heard complaints that young people are spending too much time online and not enough time in the “real world” – with studies showing that nearly three quarters of 12 to 15-year-olds in the UK have a social media profile and spend an average of 19 hours a week online. More worrying, perhaps,…

Mercy

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Mercy by Ellen Wright     Mercy From broken shell suspended Spills without conditions Welcome deluge abundant Covers me In lily white petals Clothes me In fragrant tranquility Flows through Outstretched fingers Like coins   I look up smiling.   Grime of fruitless labor Forgotten at my feet Pools that reflect the starved Grasping desperately…