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Joel Murray
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Saved by grace. Married to Hannah, father to Rebekah. Fan of Leicester City. In that order. I do digital marketing for a living, working for Lincoln BIG and Visit Lincoln.
Saved by grace. Married to Hannah, father to Rebekah. Fan of Leicester City. In that order. I do digital marketing for a living, working for Lincoln BIG and Visit Lincoln.

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The Meaning of Chloe Grace
Two weeks ago (Apriil 12th to be exact) Hannah and I welcomed into the world our second daughter. The pregnancy and labour went very smoothly, which we thank God for, but the tricky part was giving our new little girl a name. We had talked about girls' and ...

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Why 'Share to Win' Facebook Competitions Are Wrong
Competitions are a great way to raise awareness of a new product or event. Not only do they get the word out, but they offer your customers or followers something back, a reason to keep engaging with you. Facebook is a great place to do competitions because...

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3 Reasons Why Freshers Should Go to CU
I had the privilege of speaking at the University of Lincoln Christian Union 's Freshers' Week last week. I was asked to talk about why students should go to CU. If you don't know, CU stands for Christian Union - basically the Christian Society - and is par...

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Why we don't do Father Christmas
A family Christmas tradition we have started is a trip to  Doddington Hall  where we will take a look around the Elizabethan house's traditional decorations, order a coffee and cake from the delicious cafe, pick out a bauble from the Bauble Barn, and bring ...

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4 Proverbs for Social Media
The way people talk - and in the 21st century, type - shows a lot about them. Their temperament, their priorities, their wisdom. I find that, particularly on social media, the world would be a much better place if people were to think a bit more about how t...

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An Open Letter to an Ex-Friend
Dear old friend, It wasn't my choice to no longer be friends. You didn't even give me a chance to make up when you sent me this message on Facebook: "Hi Joel as lovely as you are I'm really sorry to unfriend you. I'm afraid most of my feed was full of rainb...

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3 Things I'm Looking Forward to Seeing in Cinema in 2015
John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) image: starwars.com I love watching films. Whether it's during a quiet night in with my wife or with friends on the big screen. They offer a moment of escape from the stresses of life; they tell exc...

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What is the Good News?
At church my wife Hannah and I help support students in Lincoln to transition into life as a student and prepare them to leave university in the real world  as a Christian. As part of this we are looking at what the 'Good News' is and how it should affect o...

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What Would Jesus Say to a Fresher?
I was happy to be asked by the University of Lincoln Christian Union to help at their Freshers' Week this year, giving a talk during one of their lunch bars. This included the offer of free food and a talk that relates to Freshers on campus. The topic I was...
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