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I'm Shawn and I'm excited to be here. I'm new to the Liturgist and I'm part of the Liturgist Community on Facebook.
I'm married with two children and grew up in the evangelical church. I've never felt good about what was taught. So, I guess I'm in the process of deconstructing.
I broke my back a year ago in a tragic accident. It really sucks but at least I'm not paralyzed and it brought me on the path that I'm on now.

Prayer for Rachel Held Evans 

For those who love and/or have been touched by the work of Rachel Held Evans please join in prayer at 1 pm EST with the hashtag on Twitter (if you have it).
She announced days ago that she was in the hospital and is still in. Hospital stays suck and it's never good when it goes on this long.
Check out @sarahbessey’s Tweets for more information:

My pastor just said "and they heard the whisperers.". Made me LOL in my head because my first thought was, is he referencing The Walking Dead on palm Sunday? Then I realized that I'm not really paying attention.
I'm not trying to be smug. Just thought it was funny but TWD's season is over and I can't wait for GoT tonight.

@drew @Birdie
Now my 9 year old is in on it. Thanks for helping me get them to bed in record time 😉

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@drew @Birdie my kids just watched the Whiskey Sour video (yes I'm a bad parent) and they loved the sped up clips. Now my five year old is running around getting ready for bed like he's stuck in fast forward.

Panic At The Disco 

Am I late to the game in seeing the depth in their music? I've only heard a few songs.

Richard Rohr & The Flow 

Show and receive love and kindness with everyone? Rely on the help of others and help others as you have the opportunity to help. Pay it forward without condition on who can receive.
We do not owe an obligation to any individual because in one way or another kindness should be returned to those who extend kindness. Kinda like "the circle dance."
Just a thought.

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Richard Rohr & The Flow 

Anyone watch The Kindness Diaries on Netflix? I've only caught a portion of the first episode but it resonated something in me.
The concept is a man who is traveling the world funded by the kindness of random strangers and he'll pass on each kind act to another.
As I watched I asked myself, is this the flow? The inclusive flow?

The Universal Christ Chapter 1 

I'm a slow reader when it comes to actually reading books (I love audio books). I loved this on page 22. There's so much more I loved in chapter 1 but this speaks so much of the Trinity that I hear Rohr talking about.
"love is always hopeful and faithful, hope is always loving and faithful, and faith is always loving and hopeful."

Words of action speak more truth than words alone and will reveal the lies of the spoken word.

@drew @Birdie Thanks for another great episode. Keep them coming!
I think it's difficult for me to answer how to handle unwanted parenting advice because I haven't received it like my wife has. My wife says that she just tunes it out.

Today I missed church because I've been sick this weekend. Today's sermon was on Jehovah-Rapha (God our healer). Just seems ironic.

I just got tickets to see Rob Bell on his Introduction to Joy tour! I just have to wait until June.

@mike I need to state that I genuinely enjoyed the Buddhist series. I don't see part 3 in the Patreon podcast feed. Should I look elsewhere? I'm on Pocketcast for Android.

More Richard Rohr 

Another good read.
I feel like the following sums this up well.

"Let's use the Bible the way that Jesus did!"
"Jesus was anything but a fundamentalist or a legalist. This is not hard to demonstrate, in fact, it is culpable ignorance not to see it now."

LGBTQ Films / Documentaries 

I watched this tonight while walking on the treadmill and thought it was fantastic. Also, @mike I watched "At the End of the Day" and thought it was great.

@JennyBee praying for you and everyone involved in the UMC General Conference today. Thank you for your updates.

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