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By wordhabit
So often we try to condense our world into bullet points. It’s easier that way until it’s not. Our lives are a mess of complex pieces and the words we use to sort through them are each important to our ability to see ourselves and see each other. This is a space where all the words matter.
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Advent (day 2) Fear.
Day 2 of thinking about and researching Advent. I've shared two pieces again today. You can find the original post of the first one on my website. Click here. Don't forget to reach out and let me know a word and 100 words telling me why that word matters to you. Email it all to wordhabit@gmail.com
12:49
December 3, 2020
Advent (day 1) Discovery.
Thank you for joining my Advent journey. I'm beginning on December 1 and hope to get to December 25 if not the 31st. I wasn't raised observing this season so I'm taking time to figure it out for myself. I share two pieces here about discovery--one I wrote today specific to Advent and the other I wrote in 2008 when my husband was my boyfriend and I was in Seminary. If you enjoy what you hear, be sure to share it. And don't hesitate to email me at wordhabit@gmail.com with words that matter to you. 2008 blog post is https://wordhabit.com/2008/03/13/history-belongs/ The lyric "history belongs to those who pray" is in the song that I can't currently find. The artist who I heard sing it is a woman who, I believe, has a Celtic vibe.
08:40
December 2, 2020
Voice (Ep 6)
I’ve never enjoyed hearing my voice played back. Does anyone? My consistent internal response is, “Who is that person and why do people listen to her?” I am learning to listen to her. She hasn’t always been comfortable, she hasn’t always been afraid. She’s had bold moments as a child and she’s shut up an awful lot in older years. Discovering my voice has been part of my healing.
21:22
November 17, 2020
Blackness (Ep 5)
We're taught to fear the dark, to turn on lights. Even our design sensibilities are telling, from white walls to white sneakers. This thing called skin color is heavy. In this episode 5, I’ll share a sandwich made up of two short prose pieces and a poem in between. They all have to do with Blackness. Yup. Blackness. That’s our word for today.
18:34
September 15, 2020
Sunshine (Ep 4)
You know that scene after a good storm when the sun peeks through grey clouds along with a little bit of blue sky? Even if you like thunder and lightning, that little bit of sun does wonders for your psyche. We're getting a lot of sunshine these and could really do with more of the figurative kind. Sunshine. That's our topic for today. Thanks for listening.
10:51
July 29, 2020
Loneliness (Ep 3)
The distancing required during the last few months and the fear of the unknown have gotten married and have made all the already bad things even worse. Like loneliness.  That's our topic for today. Thanks for listening.
14:30
June 11, 2020
Community (Ep 2)
I share two pieces. The first I wrote on October 2, 2016 when life was full but I only had one child. The second is a piece I started just yesterday and completed today (April 9, 2020). Both are about Community. That's our topic for today. Thanks for listening. 
09:39
April 10, 2020
Home (Ep 1)
I share two pieces I've written about our topic for today--Home. One was written in 2013 the other in 2020. It's nice to see that I still believe what I wrote down almost seven years ago. It's also nice to be a bit more settled. What are your thoughts on Home?
07:08
April 2, 2020
an introduction
Here are the basics of what wordhabit is all about. Hope you'll send me your words (wordhabit@gmail.com) so we can get this conversation rolling.
00:48
April 1, 2020