Category Archives: Lent

Ignorance is bliss: a lament — #1word5voices #40days @useyouratlas

“Ignorance is bliss.” I wish I didn’t know many of the things that I know now.  Lately, I have been overwhelmed with the burden of so many different things happening in this world.  It’s not unique to me and it’s … Continue reading

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Charity ADHD — #1word5voices #40days

Did you ever get a Happy Fun Ball?  It was a toy ball that swept the nation back in the 90’s.  Everyone had one!  It was produced by Wacky Products Incorporated (and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited) and sold … Continue reading

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I like turtles. — #1word5voices #40days

Did you know that the average turtle swims at a pace of 10-12 mph, but walks at 3-4 mph?  That’s a pretty big discrepancy!  I wonder if turtles would rather find water to travel through instead of by land, if … Continue reading

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Near the fire, with friends — #1word5voices #40days

Reading a children’s story to kids is an art.  In college for one of my scholarship requirements, I had this kick-butt job at a preschool.  I got to play with kids, act silly, and draw pictures with them.  One semester, … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones, brother — #1word5voices #40days

“Sticks and stones, brother.”  Someone once said that to me when I asked what was bumming him out.  After asking a few questions, I found out that someone had said some things to him off-handedly.  They didn’t necessarily intend to … Continue reading

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Super powers need not apply — #1word5voices #40days #powers

Make a super hero movie, make millions of dollars.  Truckloads. Super hero movies are popular because DUH we love thinking about what it would be like to kick evil butt up and down.  Who hasn’t thought about what super powers … Continue reading

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I can’t wait anymore. Can you? — #1word5voices #40days #ENDITmovement #humantrafficking @enditmovement

This morning, I put a red X on my hand right before I woke up my 6 year old for school.  Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child?  Did you know that the … Continue reading

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My new favorite place — #1word5voices #40days

I have a lot of favorite places.  The Rockies.  My mom’s house.  My pillow (which is technically a thing but is usually on my bed).  Wrigley Field.  One of my newest favorite places is a coffee shop in Lee’s Summit, … Continue reading

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Remember — #1word5voices #40days

Today I went to the library to pick up some holds (I have never read The Giver!), and I saw this sign taped to the chair.   Now, I know that this is for the education of some little tykes running … Continue reading

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A brief, lopsided, musical tour of wandering — #1word5voices #rethinkchurch #40days #path

If you could pick a favorite road trip album, excluding a playlist, what would it be?  It’s a controversial toss up for me, but a strong front runner would have to be U2’s Joshua Tree.  There are so many great songs on … Continue reading

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