Each week I write this article, I am never sure what it will be about until right before I hit send! This week's article is based on a true story that happened in my own life that helped me see Christ's birth as it was meant to be. I work for a national homebuilder and sell new homes. It is the responsibility of each sales person to decorate his or her model. We get a lot of freedom of speech and expression on my job. I am blessed to work with fellow believers.
Mary, did you know? I often think about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and how she felt about her Son. When she looked at Jesus, did she see glimpses of Him as a baby? My own children are grown; but sometimes when they are talking to me, I will get a glimpse or a memory of them as a baby and I will smile. Mary's Son, the Son of God, was sent into the world for a specific purpose at a specific time in history. It had been prophesied hundreds of years before.
I listened to a teaching this past week at the Get Wrapped Church titled "Stop the Dance." The guest speaker was Pastor Nick Panzera. John the Baptist was sent to tell God's people to "repent, the kingdom of God is at hand." When Mary, Jesus' mother came to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was expecting John, John the Baptist actually leapt in his mother's womb when he heard Mary's voice.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".