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Seth Haines
Attended Harding University
Lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas
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On Saturday morning, Amber walked the rows and poked seeds into tiny mounds while I tended to other yard work. Without headphones, a smart-phone, or any other device tethering her to the world-wide-information-super-distraction, she was present in the moment. Dirtying the quick of her fingernails, this was her rhythm: stoop, pinch, drop, cover. Smiling. Humming. Laughing to herself. This is the human enterprise of joy.

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Tiny Ovens and Vintage Presence. 23 Apr 2015 / 0 Comments in economics, market. Last summer Amber and I bought a tiny place just off Arkansas Highway 16. And although tiny is a relative term, allow me to expound–the little green-brick house boasts just enough square footage for our whole family, ...
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Today, I'm exploring the topic, "Why Writing is a Spiritual Discipline." Pick up a pen and come practice with me.

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Today's poem, "America #2."

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Dear America,

I am learning this new condition:
waiting in the flickering light
of television’s images of the dead;
the crying mother, daughter, or spouse
of another black man law-lynched.

(continue reading below.)

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There are all sorts of churches for all sorts of people. Some enjoy the raucous, loud sort. Others prefer the house church gathering around the communal potluck. Some enjoy the organ-and-hymn Baptist service, while others prefer the metaphors of the liturgical service.

No matter your preference, though, I’d like to spend some time today discussing the church–specifically, your church. Would you join me?
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Today, I'm sharing a poem about the doulas of life and death. Stop on in?
 
"I’ve known doulas
 of new mothers,
 who’ve labored with;
 through whispered doubts
 and the burning spring
 of new life weeping
 into this world,
 they’ve served."

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WHAT'S A GENTLEMAN'S CLUB?

Yesterday, Isaac saw a road sign and asked, "Daddy, what's a gentleman's club?" I told him there wasn't anything gentlemanly about it, and tried to switch topics. The world will try to steal the innocence of every young boy. I wrote about it today.

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When you say "spiritual discipline," what comes to mind? Fasting? Prayer? Silence? These are all great, but what about writing?

"Writing," you ask?

 Yes. Writing.

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Why Writing is a Spiritual Discipline. 21 Apr 2015 / 0 Comments in Writing. “The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.” ― Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. Why do you write? It's a common enough question these ...
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"I considered my mother, how she must have felt when the scales of boyish naivety fell from my eyes, when the days of my ignorance to embarrassment faded. One day she woke, and that was the day childhood wonder was defeated by the empire."

Today I'm writing about the fleeting nature of childhood. Children grow; you know?

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When Children Grow. 16 Apr 2015 / 0 Comments in Family. I tucked myself in the floorboard of the Subaru, my back against the floor curve and my legs reaching into the seat. A plastic blaster in either hand, I scanned the galaxy for any sign of Imperial scum. I was the gunner of the Millennium ...
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Today, Amber and I are writing ‪#‎MarriageLetters‬. Come join us.

"As the wise book says, it’s a wife of noble character who 'sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.' (Prov. 31:17) By all indications, I’ve married a noble woman."

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Marriage Letters: On New Seasons. 06 Apr 2015 / 0 Comments in Marriage, Marriage Letters. On the first Monday of each month, Amber and I are writing marriage letters to each other. Sure, there are qualified experts who've written well about marriage, but we're writing into our marriage.
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Yesterday was Palm Sunday. We began the service outside, crying “Hosanna!” and waiving palm branches in an empty parking lot. We continued the liturgy inside, engaged in a responsive reading that culminated with the people–with me–yelling “crucify him!”

That service gave birth to this poem.
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I've been thinkingabout the innocence of childlike faith. I'm reaching back, trying to remember it, trying to grow young in the process.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder, they say, but when Amber's away, my heart grows three-quarters crazy. And though Rich Mullins said "the other side of the world is not so far away," when she's there, I feel every mile of it.

She's on a plane to Israel, and I'm holding down the fort. Today, I wrote a "Dear Amber," #MarriageLetter  about the whole shebang. Read along?

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  • Harding University
    Econommics, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Arkansas
    Law, 2001 - 2004
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