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July 7 - PENTECOST / PRESENCE

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Scriptures for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 25; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.

(Matthew‬ ‭13‬:‭1-9, 18-23‬ MSG)  “At about that same time Jesus left the house and sat on the beach. 218 more words

Home is a Place Created in Tales

A review of Amal El-Mohtar’s Mon pays c’est l’hiver (Lackington’s issue one, Winter, 2014 http://lackingtons.com/2014/02/13/mon-pays-cest-lhiver/ )
By Derek Newman-Stille

We pretend that home is an easy concept, something that comes easily, but Amal El-Mohtar’s… 229 more words

Fiction Book Reviews

Telling Stories: Catching up mechanically

When Final Fantasy XIV releases Ninja, it’ll be a nice day for me, particularly singe I’ve been playing one for the past four years.  No, not through an unholy amalgam of abilities put on my bar in service to a rather strange overall cause, but in-character.  1,059 more words

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Telling Stories: The attraction

Anyone who thinks that sexuality doesn’t define you as a person has never been a teenager.

I don’t mean that as a positive or negative thing, but as a statement of fact.  1,138 more words

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Story time.

Wes, lately you have been telling stories. They are always based on truth but then you expand them to turn into a whole long story. You always use the transition “then” so it just keeps going and going until you can’t think of anything else to you. 214 more words

Telling Stories: That's what I want

The most tragic cases of roleplaying boredom that I’ve seen are the ones that could be averted simply by letting your characters do something.

“But I do let my characters do things!” you protest, despite the fact that I’m not necessarily talking right to you at the moment.  1,092 more words

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What this means...

So I’ve been thinking about blogging about my love life again… my MARRIED love life. People ask me all the time, “How’s married life?” And my answer is usually a nonchalant “it’s great.” I say this mostly because I don’t know how I can even begin to explain how awesome my life with my man is. 264 more words

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