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Evan Bates
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Passion | Thought | Action
Passion | Thought | Action

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Strong
I have four and a half hours before I have to be up again, driving to my hospital an hour away, but instead of sleeping I'm learning.  I'd rather be learning anyway, and maybe sharing this chapter in my journey will help you too. Did you know that the Bible...

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I/O
When you start to get confused Because of thoughts in your head Don't feel those feelings, hold them in instead Turn it off like a light switch Just go, click It's a cool little Mormon trick We do it all the time When you're feeling certain feelings That ju...

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O Brother
**Note: posting these lyrics is one of the most terrifying things I've done.  Please be respectful and share only constructive comments. Though I'm not the sister you wanted Though I wear your scars On the lining of my soul And though I've never been The on...

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Another Star Poem
This isn't about your eyes However tinsel they may be This is the existential tugging Of trip cords Head cannons And emergency exits You live in the future to the stars

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Nomad
I grew up hearing the stories of Pa Ingalls and his nomad heart.  He was one of a generation of men dissatisfied with the urbanization of a somewhat new nation and a burning fire in their soul for the unknown.  I stared with stars in my eyes and wished the ...

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Don't See This Mess!
Five year-old Moe (definitely not his real name...) had been told many times not to climb up high to get things from the cabinet by his mom.  But when hunger calls, right?  This particular day the sandwich bread was easy enough to reach, it was on the count...

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Nothing to Say
I live 3,000 miles away from my family, and more than half my friends.  Social media is imperative for me to keep connected with them from so far away.  Or at least, that's what I thought.  I've been surprised by a shift in perspective the past few days, bo...

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A Silent Night
101 years ago this Christmas Eve, a miracle happened. But miracles happen every Christmas Eve, don't they?  After all, the holiday season is a time when we expect miracles.  This miracle was special though.  It's a miracle we need today. It was bitterly col...

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Unashamed
“For I am not ashamed of this gospel about Jesus Christ.  It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.”  Romans 1:16 We speed down the hospital hallway, each of us holding some tube keeping her alive.  The look of panic in her eyes as her l...
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