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Seth Haines
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Two weeks ago, the local preacher made reference to the Shema, the central prayer of Jewish faith. The introduction to the Shema reads as follows: Hear, O Israel:

The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deut 6:4-9)

For whatever reason, I found the word “Shema” pliable, began twisting it apart until I created the word “Shema-rica,” and then began wondering, “what is the Americana version of the Shema?” These thoughts gave rise to this poem. http://sethhaines.com/#sthash.u5DsGfub.dpuf
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New books, new music, and new poetry! Stop on by and check out the links that have me clicking around the internet this week. 

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"This is how a life is moved: from birth to cracking; from cracking to breaking; from breaking to floor; from floor to who knows where? The line between the refuse pile and the mending is fine. It’s found in the courage of friends who’ve been once broken, twice born."

http://sethhaines.com/grace/here-we-go-again-with-the-wooden-heart/
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I love this by +Amber Haines

"Last night, however, when he began calling our names, my oldest on the top bunk began singing — every word to the first verse of I’ll fly away. I stood in the hall, tangled enough into each of them to know that Isaac was singing through a smile and to know that Titus was snuzzling harder into his blanket."

http://therunamuck.com/2013/09/02/river-of-life/
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"It is difficult to play the role of the outsider, the differentiated one. We all know this to be true, have all found ourselves on the wrong-track side of money, power, fashion, or sex. And yes, as things go, I suppose I have it easy. A critical analysis of historical exclusion would indicate that being a man in a woman’s conference blog world does not constitute the most dire of 'fit' problems."

Today I'm discussing stranger hospitality. Stop on by.
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I saw the future, and all the ants were marching.

http://sethhaines.com/church/a-confession/
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Why to +Amber Haines and I write Marriage Letters? It's a reminder of our shared truths.

"True life is not all spitfire and epiphany. True life is not all white-cloth tea parties and theological certitudes. True life is not in a perfect marriage and well-smocked children. True life comprises joy and pain, loyalty and betrayal, harboring and confession. You know this better than most, which is why, I think, you are most alive in confession. And when I say confession, I’m not only speaking of the confession of sin, that sort of soul-bearing that old Jimmy talks about in his fifth chapter. You become most alive in the outward expression of all facets of your own vulnerable humanity. Whether writing, preaching, or mother, the light in your eyes blazes when you explore joy, pain, faith, doubt, abundance, and scarcity."

http://sethhaines.com/marriage/marriage-letters-what-makes-you-come-alive/#sthash.uza4heEc.dpuf
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Today I'm sharing my new poem, which touches on issues of immigration and childhood identity. It's a privilege to be hosted by +Tsh Oxenreider today. 
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From today's marriage letter to +Amber Haines.

"The college students have returned to Fayetteville, descended on the town like a million ants on a spent apple core. I love their annual infiltration; they come carrying the heat of their passions along with them, whether tucked away in the trunk compartments of their uber-hip motor scooters, or filed inside of retro-Trapper Keepers in their super-cool backpacks, or logically categorized on the hard drives of Macs.  We both love the energy and sense of wonder they bring, their unquenchable passion for the issue du jour, the ironic inquisitive statements that post-cede each and every turn of declarative phrase. Right?"

http://sethhaines.com/uncategorized/a-marriage-letter-on-dancing-circus-poodles/
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I've been writing psalms on Mondays. Today is Psalm #3.
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  • Harding University
    Econommics, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Arkansas
    Law, 2001 - 2004
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Living in NW Arkansas with my wife and four boys.
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Fort Smith, Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas
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I used to hate going to the Dentist. (Perhaps loathe is a better descriptor). After months and months of politely requesting that I visit Dr. Kifer, my wife finally scheduled an appointment for me (behind my back, no less). Honoring her wishes, I followed through with the appointment and was pleasantly surprised. The hygienists at Dr. Kifer's place are inviting, friendly, and have great personalities to-boot! They are conscience of my time, prompt, and very efficient. Dr. Kifer displays the highest level of professionalism and is a joy to speak with. After visiting Dr. Kifer's office, I can tell you that I'll be back for regular follow up exams. If you're looking for a dentist in Northwest Arkansas, this is the place.
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