Sometimes we need shoes made of iron.We learned a very simple truth last week.God prepares us for a task by providing us with the right kind of shoes.We concentrated on one verse of Scripture, Deuteronomy 33:25Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be.But what if the road is rough?Last week, we talked that God provides us shoes for the journey. But what if the road should be rough and steep?Tragedy. Hardship. Depression. Doubt. Anguish. Cost. Health.
Do you make resolutions for the new year? If you do, you are certainly not alone. According to Forbes magazine as many as 45 percent of Americans make promises of change for the coming year. For perspective, the Super Bowl, the most watched television event — the one that drives commercials and spending in unimaginable ways — draws only about a third of all Americans.What are the most relentlessly promised resolutions?
Our calendar tells us that the 2017 year is at a close. It has been an eventful year for me — ranging from trivial to life-and-death matters. It has been a year crammed full of events, both good and bad. Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. ISIS lost control of key ground territory. Senseless violence seems to pepper the headlines. Sexual harassment has become the charge of the day.Let’s look back at this year from the vantage point of a person of faith.
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".