Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Twitter Any Longer

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Twitter claims over 100 million users.  You can’t watch much television without hearing about this social media behemoth.  The U.S. Republican presidential debates (is it just me or are there more debates than ever?) even have questions coming from Twitter.  I’ve seen CNN randomly scrolling tweets on the bottom of the screen like a stock ticker tape.

Room for One More

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Hanging in the family room of my childhood home was a needlepoint that my oldest sister carefully crafted. It was a picture of eight owls on a tree limb, and underneath had the words “there’s always room for one more.” That saying was almost a family mission statement. My parents decided to open the family home to anyone who had a need. Some people would live with us for years and became as close as another sibling. Others would stay a night or two, needing help with a problem or a place to sleep. I have many interesting stories and experiences from this unique way to grow up. I learned more about people and perspective than I could have imagined. I learned to respect individuals as they were. The problem that brought someone to our doorstep didn’t define them, and neither did their race or religion.