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what is the point?
{Image by Ken McCown} They each have a cushion on the couch, lined up like a trio of human ducklings while watching a documentary for our homeschool enrichment studies. I’m seated on an ottoman just a little in front and to the left - these are important details, obviously not. But what’s actually important is the intention I put forward whenever we choose any kind of film to see together. While “da Bubs” might absorb the presented story at a…
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a [video] gamers prayer
{You can read the reason for this prayer by clicking HERE.} "Holy Spirit. I invite your presence to surround and hold me close right now...and from this held-close,  next-to-me place, would Your breath blow over my body from top to bottom--cleansing my energy, renewing my mind, creating in me a clean heart and re-awakening my eyes to the mysteries and wonders of the world around me. While I may spend some of my time building digital worlds on a computer…
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you made me look at you
{All photos by Scott Wade.} Do you know this about me? That my soul is sensitive to the happenings behind the physical scenes; the goings-on in the Spirit world? That I live intentionally spread out and up--one half of me reaching to the heaven-place and the other half rooted in the world-place and while I’m stretched here like a tree, I’ll touch the molecules of the celestial and the atoms of the earth. I’ll touch those atoms and molecules and…
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when it was a gala for good
{All photos by Lisa Daly} Sometimes I write certain stories and I wonder if I’m too much for people. I wonder because sometimes I’m too much for myself and I get embarrassed by my own feelings and expressions. This is one of those stories that makes me feel foolish and exposed and I was tempted not to publish it, but something about keeping it to myself seems even more foolish. Now you know--if you didn’t already--that I bring the deepest…
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where do you begin? (and where do you end?)
{Image curated by the brilliant humane} In July of 2000 when we got married, I was the ripe old age of 19 and he was a seasoned 24. Six months later I found out there was a baby in my belly not on purpose, then shortly later another baby got in my belly not on purpose, then even less shortly later another baby got in my belly not on purpose. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: SOMEbody needs to check…
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catty wampus and the invisible organization
{Photo caught by the "Lion Man"} I’m not surprised that I'm hurting on the insides or that my equilibrium is catty wampus. I’ve caught myself wandering through the rooms of my home in something of a culture shock trance and nothing seems to lessen the literal stabbing ache in my rib bone region or the feeling that I am out to sea without a boat on a moonless, starless, navigation-less night. I read a nonsense book all day yesterday to…
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from the beginning – a journalistic series about haiti
{Image curated by the "Lion Man" a.k.a. "Fire Beard" a.k.a. Scott Wade} I told you I would speak to you the whole truth as I see it in Haiti; that I would bring you in to my side and help you know like you were there (because you were, I could sense the breath of your prayers brushing the surface of my skin). I told you that I would paint word pictures using the whole wheel of sights and sounds;…
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too much to tell
I have eight or ten or two-hundred stories to tell you about Haiti and there are a million little particles of feels floating to ping and pong off the walls of my insides. It will take the better part of a really long time to dissect, examine, sort, sift and get to a general place of being able to spill my guts and speak the words. God made me a ruminator and sometimes I need to take a shower or…
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i always make it personal
Dear YOU, In several short days I’ll be boarding a jet plane bound for Haiti. And I feel… I feel like I want you to come with me - so I’m not alone in the Spirit, so I’ve got Wind at my back, so when I choose to dance or laugh the movement and chorus is much bigger and louder and fills the atmosphere right up. We are always better together, do you believe it? We could make us some…
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