Slavery, History, Inspiration, Leadership, Christianity, Writing, and More
My Weekly Medium Roundup — Here’s what I published this week and a few stories by others that I enjoyed Slavery has been a reality since the beginning of recorded history and people of all races have been enslaved. The Truth About Slavery It’s ugly and white people did NOT invent itjacquelynlynn.medium.com A few of my previous articles that are worth another look: Some reader responses to our Shareable Saturday emails:
The Truth About Slavery
It’s ugly and white people did NOT invent it — Slavery has existed since the beginning of recorded human history. People of all races have been enslaved by people of all races. In the 1800s, good people in Europe and America led the world in trying to put an end to the inhumane practice. Britain was the first country to…
Writing, Statistics, Abortion, Facts, Joseph, the Bible, and More
My Weekly Medium Roundup — Here’s what I published this week and a few stories by others that I enjoyed If you’re going to write and publish something, make your point clearly understood. What’s Your Point? Does your opinion essay have a point the reader will understand?jacquelynlynn.medium.com Check your statistics before you share them. One in Four Women has NOT had an Abortion When statistics become liesjacquelynlynn.medium.com
What Can Joseph Teach Us About Business?
John Crossman talks about Joseph, the CEO of the Old Testament — When John Crossman spoke to the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce, he had some amazing insight about what businesspeople can learn from Joseph (Genesis 37–50). My notes from John’s presentation: CEOs tend to be visionaries. Joseph was a visionary. It’s great to have dreams and visions, but not everyone wants to hear about them.
One in Four Women has NOT had an Abortion
When statistics become lies — In a Mother’s Day sermon, I heard a pastor say that one out of every four women has undergone an abortion. I was shocked, so I asked him for the source of the statistic. He gave me a link to a 2017 American Journal of Public Health article that said: If the 2014 age-specific abortion rates prevail, 24% of women aged 15 to 44 years in that year will have an…
What’s Your Point?
Does your opinion essay have a point the reader will understand? — I just read a letter to the editor of the local paper about issues relating to the recent leak of the Supreme Court draft decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade. The author was clearly well-educated, articulate, and had researched his topic. But when I finished the letter, I didn’t…
Censorship, Cancel Culture, Opinion, Nostalgia, Writing, Relationships, Rudeness, and More
My Weekly Medium Roundup — Here’s what I published this week and a few stories by others that I enjoyed Amid all the chatter about free speech, I wrote this: Who decides what’s funny and what’s not? You do. And here’s what you do about it.jacquelynlynn.medium.com During a nostalgic moment of thinking about how much change I’ve seen in my life, I shared how glad I am that I’m the age I am. Sometimes I Envy Today’s Young People Sometimes I feel sorry for themjacquelynlynn.medium.com
Sometimes I Envy Today’s Young People
Sometimes I feel sorry for them — I thought about this while I was doing my daily skincare routine, remembering the products I used when I was in my teens and twenties, and thinking that I would never put those things on my face today. Today’s young people (whatever we’re calling the new generation) have been born…
Who decides what’s funny and what’s not?
You do. And here’s what you do about it. — I watched part of the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Most of the so-called humor didn’t amuse me. Given that I’m a conservative, that’s probably not surprising. But I didn’t find many of the jokes targeted at liberals funny, either. Some were dumb. Some were insulting. Some were designed to…