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We moved to a smaller, more conservative Southern city a year ago and I fully expected to find interesting and life-giving ways to engage my conservative neighbors. I... have not. Maybe in large part because I got pregnant. But anyway, just living through the campaign experience will be very different for us this time. Even so, I find it refreshing that we can't assume everyone we meet shares our opinions and jargon. I hope that make us and our politics more engaged, creative, and empathetic.

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Nov 13, 2023Β·edited Nov 13, 2023Author

Gosh, I relate to this, Lyndsey. While my current city is homogeneous politically, I have lived in much more conservative places. I think that Christians are uniquely positioned to understand how to reach across the aisle because I think we're more likely to know and love people who think differently than we do! But it can still be a strain to engage and be misunderstood again and again. I think it is possible (I think? I pray?) to reach toward creativity and empathy--the Christian church and the country desperately need both!!

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What's saving my life these days is @sharonsaysso on Instagram + Pantsuit Politics. We'll get through this, one meme at a time.

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I looove @Sharomsaysso. 🫢🏻

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Liz Charlotte Grant

My go-tos? Pantsuit Politics and Holy Post keep me grounded and informed. The Bulwark, Red Wine and Blue, and Pod Save America keep me informed and terrify me. And I recently wrote a post about all the things we can and should do moving into 2024.

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Yes! Love these. They are fascinating and much smarter than me. 🀣

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