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Friends: I don’t know how this happened, at all, but when I went in for my bone scan results at the cancer center here in our city today, my oncologist told me that there’s NOTHING ON MY BONE SCAN.
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What?
This doesn’t happen. Sarcoma doesn’t just disappear from bones without treatment. I’m on immunotherapy, but the spots that showed up on last scans GREW during immunotherapy. So the oncologist didn’t attribute it to anything- just shrugged his shoulders and told me to go plan my summer. ‼️

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I was going to read all about love and then the ceiling fell in. Mr Ted my upstairs neighbor left the water running in the kitchen sink but first put the stopper in. i love Mr Ted.

Real life meetups 

Last night I met with a group of 9 local Liturgists through Meetup after a year+ of ghosting on a local FB group. It was such a powerful experience. We told our trap door stories of losing faith. We listened and laughed with each other. I got back to my car and started shaking and sobbing. Years of grief and aloneness were cracking open and shedding off me. For all the fence-sitters/potential group organizers out there, I encourage ya’ll to go for it.

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I just want to say how grateful I am for this space, and for all of you. This place has been so good for my soul. I feel I can be “me” here more than any other online social media space right now. Thank you @mike & @vishnu for creating this space, and all of you for making it what it is.

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Met a fellow Liturgists person in real life through Mastadon yesterday. 10/10 would do it again, you are all amazing people!

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@vishnu @mike I’d really like a “fuck you, I’m a goat” T-shirt at some point pls

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Brain surgery/medical fundraising 

Hey all. My best friend is heading into major brain surgery today (for most of the day). All I can think about is her. I’m sad and scared.

If you have it in you to donate a few dollars to her I’d appreciate it. Her family is living paycheck to paycheck and she is the income earner. I just want you his to be a tiny bit less scary for them.

gofundme.com/support-angie-whi

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PSA toot: do not give up on this platform because you are afraid you aren’t deep enough, or have the right book to recommend, or scientific theory to cite. You are welcome here. Playfulness, encouragement, and sharing joy - is welcome here.

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I don't remember who it was but I think it was Judi Dench who would pass the time on set of like a period drama by embroidering the meticulously cross-stitched word FUCK and I think that anecdote is important

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Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.

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Just told my very Christian fam that I am LGBTQ+ affirming and i just wanna say, wow.
If you have ever come out to your very Christian parents, you need a lifetime of trophies and cake and hugs❤❤ you guys are the real heroes and I can never imagine the courage that takes.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY.

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I'm loving this community here so much, but I just checked "Digital Wellbeing" in my phone settings and holy shit the amount of time I've been spending here has gotten way out of hand. I really need to set some healthy boundaries for myself. 😬

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@realmaxkeeble sex with ringo starr's car, after he becomes a movie star

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I grew up being taught that the verse “Having the faith of a child” meant following blindly, trusting blindly. But have you ever heard a child?

“Why? why? why? But why Mom? But why Dad? How? How? How? Can I? Can I?”

I child is curious. I child doesn’t want dumbed down answers. Even if it doesn’t really understand. A child wants to know. Children doubt the small answers and bug you for more. The faith of a child searches, questions, doubts.

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science 

Neurons firing in the visual cortex (axons are green flashes, vessels are magenta).

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Last week at church we read Luke 13:18-22, where Jesus likens the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed or yeast in bread. It struck me how different those two things are. I get the mustard seed analogy. Infinite potential, tiny living space, then it becomes a tree. But yeast doesn't actually become bread. It triggers chemical responses that make bread possible. It's a catalyst. That became really chewy for my brain. So I braved my fear of baking with yeast for a spiritual exercise and made bread.

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fucked up that people on here will just listen to you and lend their love and support

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