Holding Tight to Permanent

Post-truth was named the Oxford Dictionary's "Word of the Year" for 2016. It is defined as, "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion + personal belief."  Oxford Dictionary also asserts, "Rather than simply referring to the time after a specified situation or event - as in post-war or post-match - the prefix in post-truth has a meaning more like, 'belonging to a time in which the specified concept has become unimportant or irrelevant.'"

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Lizzie Conner
The Freedom in Being Twenty-three

There is this unresolved tension in the life of early twenty-somethings. On the one hand, we are young, hopeful, adventure seeking individuals who desire influence and purpose among our peers. We dream and aspire to create. The possibilities are endless, and we feel as though the world is at our fingertips. While, on the other hand, we are faced with a menacing reality that seems plain and ordinary. Feeling as though we settled in our passions – that we gave way to passivity and safety. Maybe feelings of dreams being one in a million and slowly getting lost in the busyness of life. We question whether our burdens are God-given or inflicted by man-made competition. The “immeasurably more” God has promised (Eph 3:20) takes a tone of hyperbole, because the waiting has left us wandering. Let me assure you, you are the farthest thing from alone. 

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Lizzie Conner