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The Honest Truth About Loving Deeper (Art of Advocacy)

The Honest Truth About Loving Deeper (Art of Advocacy)

Loving others seemed good and something to be defined by. Until it was loving the same small group of people deeper. Loving people seems like living a great story.  Loving my family was just draining. Loving someone from another culture felt exotic. Loving those I see...

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“The Talk”: For Every Black American Son and Daughter

“The Talk”: For Every Black American Son and Daughter

This is part of the series, Your Voice on Racism. Do you have a story to share? We need to hear it! Consider submitting it here!  It was July 13, 2013 as most of the country was watching and waiting for the verdict against George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17 year...

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Lament for the American Church

Over the last three months, I've been trying to answer one question often--what does it mean to be the Church where I live, through this season? Of course I have ideas, but I don't have the answer. And so I wonder: how can I lead my family and those I influence, if I...

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3 Tips to Be a Peacemaker

3 Tips to Be a Peacemaker

When the world is crazy or when we care about something a lot, how do we do advocacy well. Here are three tips to be peacemakers!

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When You Watch Your Kid Go Into Surgery and Bleed

When You Watch Your Kid Go Into Surgery and Bleed

Somewhere down that hallway, the nurse asks me to go in the opposite direction they are rolling my child. The request has always been accompanied by empathetic explanations about why I can't go with them further. And although in my head I know I can't be there, in...

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What is a Refugee?

What is a Refugee?

What is a refugee? Here are the basics, simply stated, for everyday people who might want to care

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Color Kindness: Challenge For #BetterDays

Color Kindness: Challenge For #BetterDays

You can’t color with charcoal. But you can color kindness for better days ahead. The lines have been set. The world waits in wonder. And now is your chance to move and make a difference with light and beauty. Obviously, I am speaking in metaphors. Most of us are still...

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Ode to National Parks

Ode to National Parks

National Parks, we can’t wait until you reopen! In the meantime as COVID19 continues, we hope the bears enjoy the parks in peace

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Ready for Your Own Adventure?

Welcome!

Elisa Johnston Average Advocate Benviendos

What I’m I About?

Like you might be, I’m a busy parent, a leader of some, and I even burnt-out while doing world changing things (surprise!). I re-calibrated. I’ve brushed-off, grown a little, and now use my experiences (both the good and bad) to continue empowering you to make a difference–but while also guiding you be more fully alive. Sound good? > Let’s do this!

 

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