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SAFE, GREAT, FIRST – Things Jesus Never Promised (Part 2)
{Image Credit: Rachel Liu} This work is a response to the three most repetitive outcries I see on Facebook from men and women who voted for the current regime, all while claiming the Bible as the basis for their belief and behaviour. See me. I claim the Bible too, but there aren’t enough resources and smarts in the world to reconcile the message I know and love with the one being used against it. Is one more right, and the…
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Safe, Great, First — Things Jesus Never Promised
SAFE, GREAT, FIRST -- Things Jesus Never Promised (A three part series.)  This work is a response to the three most repetitive outcries I see on Facebook from men and women who voted for the current regime, all while claiming the Bible as the basis for their belief and behaviour. See me. I claim the Bible too, but there aren’t enough resources and smarts in the world to reconcile the message I know and love with the one being used…
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Letting The Land Lie Fallow
1. I want you to know where I’ve been, and what I did once I got there, but the last time I stitched more than six sentences together was back in December, so let me first remind you of what was said (it’ll add up for later): “I’m not the same person I was a month ago, last week, or yesterday. Years and all these exhaustive, demanding, sharp life events eventually caught up and crashed into me tsunami style. It…
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will i come back to life?
I’m not the same person I was a month ago, last week, or yesterday. Two years and a thousand demanding, laborious life events eventually caught up and crashed into me tsunami style. It was a Sunday afternoon on a walk with Austin when I became my own ragdoll, rolling under waves and water, thrown this way and that way; breathless, breaking to pieces. It must’ve happened because I finally made space in my calendar to fall apart, which is related…
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this is how i feel, giveaway winners + party photos!
I spent 3 hours typing, only to backspace every word to a blank page again. I feel out-to-sea and skinless; like I can’t string 3 sentences together, coherent or otherwise. My engine's been running so hot for so long, the only thing my gears want for is a cooling; a cabin off the grid; extended prayer time by the Q river. There is a marrow-deep desire to stand distant, in an open field all alone and sway like praise until…
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bandersnatch book trailer
I write so many words . . . and for a change, I decided to say them instead. My friend Melissa and I made a Bandersnatch book trailer. https://vimeo.com/140381606          
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Bandersnatch releases today and I’m giving away copies!
(Images by Melissa Kane) “In July of 2000, when my husband and I got married, I was the ripe old age of nineteen and he was a seasoned twenty-four. Six months later I found out there was a baby in my belly, not on purpose. Then shortly after, another baby got in my belly not on purpose; then even less shortly after another baby got in my belly not on purpose. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: somebody needs…
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a letter to the exiles
Image by John D. McHugh To the refugees in exile everywhere: I’m trying to imagine what I would say to you if we were face to face, what I would do with my hands and this one thumping organ I’ve learned to call a heart. (Does yours still beat, but barely? Or have you tasted darkness and come out with a wild and terrible sort of joy seasoning your insides?) If you’d let me, I would touch my forehead to…
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about my book and would you help me?
  I’m sitting in the place where I sit most mornings, rocking in gentle rhythms while the earth spins at 600 miles an hour. The cardinals are courting each other in the backyard, the red one flaunting his vivid color trying to catch the attention of the brown one with her muted tones. She is playing hard to get. Maybe they are about to become lovers or maybe it’s too late in the season to set up an avian cradle.…
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