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choose this day whom you will serve

choose-this-day-whom-you-will-serve-20201108.m4a How are you doing this week? What range of emotions have you experienced this week? What were your biggest fears? And what, if anything gave you a sense of peace, hope, and kept you from going crazy? As I looked at passages for this week’s scripture passages, I thought, wow how timely and appropriate […]

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a lament for loss

Lord have mercy! What a year 2020 has been for each and every one of us! In addition to whatever individual joys and sorrows you have experienced this year, we are, as a nation, as a world, collectively experiencing a pandemic due to Coronavirus. As a nation, we have not dealt with the pandemic well. […]

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secret to getting unstuck with writing???

One helpful device for writing and organizing thoughts, for me at least, is to name top 3 things I want to say in each section. I do this when I write sermons, well, not always. But when I am stuck, I ask myself what is the top 3 things I want to communicate to church. […]

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overcoming obstacles about running

A week ago, I ran 5 miles for the first time ever in my life! I am not sure whether I had a physical or mental block, but I haven’t been able to run since the 5 mile run a week ago. It seemed too hard. I felt too sore. I felt too weak. I […]

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life after a 5 mile run…

Since running my first 5 mile ever last Friday, I haven’t wanted to run at all. I am new to running, so didn’t know how fast I should increase my runs. I went from 3.9 mile run to 5 mile run in a week. which, given I wasn’t running much at all ever in my […]