by Nicholeen Peck
Sometimes it’s nice to find out that something we’re doing is really working to bring about good
things. Positive online posting makes a big difference in our world, even if it doesn’t always
seem like there is time to do it.
This week a parent, who attends my weekly digital parenting support group, wanted advice for
how to balance the craziness of life. She concluded her questions, about her scheduling
conundrum, by saying, “One other issue is that I keep feeling that I need to start a blog/YouTube
channel to share the messages that God has put in my heart. My main mission is to care for my
family and raise my son up, but I keep sensing this inward push to reach other people…”
At first glance, a person may think that this mother needs to drop the idea of positively impacting
the world with a blog or channel because she has enough to do as a mom. I believe in priorities,
and that children and family should always top the list of priorities. And, this mother wants to use
this project to align with her priorities by inspiring people to love family, God, and parenting as
much as she does. She is feeling a call to do something, really wants to do it, and isn’t sure that
she can fit it in, but the important thing is that it is a call. She doesn’t want fame or power, but
she wants to do what God is impressing her to do. This project seems less like a hobby and
more like a purpose to me since God is making the call.
The Coordinated Effort
This week, at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women [CSW] conference, I
attended an event designed to be a strategy session to coordinate efforts against religious and
family groups. Since I lead a group that advocates for religious freedom and families, I was
interested to listen in. The panel of speakers mentioned that the religious and family advocates
are “very coordinated” and seem to be “dominating social media with misinformation and fear-
They began by honoring people in the room for being approved editors for wiki information,
search platforms that allow public editors, and then called for the importance of seeing religion
through a new social lens that they called, “a bio-diversity lens.” The panel’s enemies, who are
the “very coordinated, religious, anti-rights activists”, were made to sound covert when they
said, “They have a great understanding of social issues and how to instill fears.”
Ultimately, the calls to action were to get tech companies on their side by using Artificial
Intelligence and data collection measures to steer messaging and control outcomes, get more
funding, become coordinated, and to work on “reclaiming religious interpretation.” I think that my
biggest takeaway was that they were reading the coordination situation completely wrong.
The Real Coordination
During this meeting, my colleagues and I were amazed that we were getting credit for
something that we were definitely not doing. Someone else was coordinating efforts to cause
this much frustration. Not us.
After the meeting, a woman told me that God had been impressing her to do something to
strengthen and uplift mothers online. Then, some hours later, I read the question above from the other mother on my support group. These two women of different faiths were both feeling
impressed by God to give strength and uplift to mothers and families online. No person
coordinated it. God did. It suddenly hit me, that God is working his miracles to help families and
parents through many people online.
Simple posts about optimistic, real life principles, truths, experiences, and families are causing
anti-family, anti-religious groups to fear that they are losing ground. They are scrambling for
control as they try to get their people to coordinate and take action to stop all the good
messages happening online. The messages that are giving people hope or telling precious
truths that uplift, inspire or expose concerns.
Power In Numbers
There really is power in numbers of inspired people who want goodness. Hopper, the villain
grasshopper, from the movie A Bug’s Life taught this valuable lesson about the impact of one
good ant with these words, “One ant? You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand
up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there
goes our way of life! It’s not about food, it’s about keeping those ants in line.”
So, what if we all just post something good each week? Don’t worry about the people who say
that it’s offensive to talk about how happy you are about your children or your faith. Those
people aren’t ready for the message yet. However, each person with an open heart who is
looking for more out of life or just some refreshing truth, who reads your message or sees your
photo or reel will stand up a little taller for one day and might even share that love and light with
I know life’s busy. We all feel that we need more time. However, when the whole world could
change and evil could get turned on its head by a little bit of goodness and truth, it’s worth a little
bit of time. A self-governed approach to social media posting might be best for the truly time
challenged. Just schedule it. Tell yourself that you have 15 minutes before lunch on Tuesday to
make a post. Stick to the task so that you can justify the time. Add all those hearts and thumbs
another time. You’ll be in and out with a quick post, and the world war for our hearts, beliefs,
families, and souls finds more peace and truth with you in it.
Apparently, according to the recent meeting I attended at the United Nations, it really is that
simple. Positive online posting makes a big difference! Thank you all for taking the time to be
part of such an inspired coordinated effort for good!
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