September 2014 Synchroblog: Race, Violence, and Why We Need to Talk About It.

11 Sep

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Issues of race and violence have crossed over the centuries. It’s embedded into human history and sometimes we think we’ve come further than we have.  The events in Ferguson are not just about Ferguson. They tell a bigger story, a story of racism and violence and power and division that is reflected not just in that one town in middle America but in neighborhoods, cities, the church, the world.

This month the Synchroblog will create a space to share our reflections about Race and Violence and Why We Need to Talk About It.  What is bubbling up?  What do these current events stir up in our own life and faith?  Why are these conversations so important? How can we be better participants in the conversation?  

We will be hosting this the 4th week of September instead of the third, so post by midnight on Tuesday, September 23rd.  Post your link here in the comment section as soon as your post is up. We will combine all of the links and post it on Wednesday morning, September 24th for everyone to share at the end of your posts.

We hope you can participate!

Link List – August 2014 – “Connection”

20 Aug

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The theme for our August synchroblog was a one word prompt and the word was:

“Connection”

We were told to write about whatever comes to mind… to tell a story, share a poem or piece of art, reveal a desire or dream, ask a question, review a book …  the theme was wide open.

Here is the list of contributors this month. Go read them all and leave a comment!

If you contributed, please add this link list to the bottom of your post. Thank you, and see you next month!

Jerry Wirtley – Connection
Sara Quezada – Can You Really Know Someone In A Different Language?
Ford – Interindependence
Michael Donahoe – Connection
Minnow – Our Dis-Connect
Justin Steckbauer – Connection in Love, it’s what Life is all about!
Carol Kuniholm – Disengagement and Connection
Wesley Rostoll – Finding Jesus In Different Places
Doreen A Mannion – A bunny, a fawn and some geese walk into a bar …
Leah Sophia – Touch of Life
Karen “Charity” Aldrich – Wuv True Wuv
Abbie Watters – Connection – Addicted to the Buzz
Liz Dyer – Human Connection and the Power of Empathy 
Loveday Anyim – Why Get Connected to God when He can’t be there for Me?

 

Robin Williams’ Performances We Remember and Why Link List

13 Aug

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Here are the links to add to the end of your contribution to this synchroblog:

Chad Jones – A Reflection Upon the Death of Robin Williams

Justin Steckbauer – Remembering Robin Williams

Glenn Hager – It’s Not Your Fault

Ryan Tomas Neace – Requiem for a Therapist: A Tribute to Robin Williams

Andrew Jones (Tall Skinny Kiwi) – Mork and Mindy. upside down on the couch. love it.

 

“Crash” Synchroblog – Robin Williams’ Performances We Remember and Why

12 Aug

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Hey Synchrobloggers – one of our own suggested that we have a “Crash” synchroblog (a new self-explanatory term coined by Ryan Neace) to blog about a Robin Williams’ performance that you remember and how it impacted you.

Leave your link here as soon as possible and I will try and put a list together starting on Wednesday evening and add links to it as they come in.

Don’t forget to add a short intro saying that your post is part of the “Crash” synchroblog: Robin Williams Performances We Remember and Why (and link back to this post).

Once I have a list of links posted please copy and paste it to the end of your post.

I also suggest that you add the following tags: Robin Williams, Movies or TV, Synchroblog, Crash Synchroblog and the title of the film and role you are writing about.

I look forward to reading your tributes to someone who touched so many of our lives.

August 2014 Synchroblog – “CONNECTION”

6 Aug

Connection. Collage

The theme for our August synchroblog is another one word prompt and that word is:

“Connection”

Write about whatever comes to mind when you ponder “connection”.

Write something informative, tell a story, share a poem or piece of art, reveal a desire or dream, ask a question, review a book …  the theme is wide open.

Please comment below with your name and blog post link before the end of the day on Tuesday, August 19 and I will post the link list on Wednesday, August 20.

Thanks to Elaine Hansen for suggesting this theme! If you have a suggestion be sure and take our “Ideas Survey” (the link is on the bottom right of the main page of our site)

Link List – July 2014 – Give Me Liberty

23 Jul

http://sas4liberty.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/cropped-liberty_pic1.jpg?w=490July is here and I always associate that with Independence Day. I suspect that’s not terribly strange. For this month we’re working with one word: Liberty. You can write whatever you want about that word … what feelings does it evoke? How do you define it? Do you think you live it? Or not? Those are just some ways you could look at it. You could write a poem, or a story, or a more traditional blog post. Just use the word, “liberty” as your starting place and see where you go.

Here is the list of contributors this month. Go read them all and leave a comment!

If you contributed, please add this link list to the bottom of your post. Thank you, and see you next month!

July Synchroblog – Give Me Liberty

8 Jul

http://sas4liberty.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/cropped-liberty_pic1.jpg?w=490July is here and I always associate that with Independence Day. I suspect that’s not terribly strange. For this month we’re working with one word: Liberty. You can write whatever you want about that word … what feelings does it evoke? How do you define it? Do you think you live it? Or not? Those are just some ways you could look at it. You could write a poem, or a story, or a more traditional blog post. Just use the word, “liberty” as your starting place and see where you go.

Please comment below with your name and blog post link sometime before the end of the day on Tuesday, July 22 and I will post the link list on July 23.

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