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rough week to preaching on Sunday

How does one go from having had a really rough week to preaching on Sunday? And of all things, lectionary this week is on the B-attitudes? Blessed are… I certainly did not feel blessed this week in any stretch of the imagination. I felt awful, felt disappointed and sad, and just all around not had […]

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pastoral message – mourning into joy 1/5/2020

mourning into joy – recorded 1/5/2020 How do we move from mourning to joy? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom: 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;     all those who practice it have a good understanding.     His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10 (NRSV) Action and understanding go together. […]

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sudden loss

a friend i had lost touch with died suddenly yesterday morning on 6/12/2018.  she was 40 years old.  devastating news.  i’m praying for her baby boy, her husband, and her family…  even though i hadn’t spoken to her in years i am still feeling the sense of shock and loss and wish we had made […]

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ice cream shop

I played ice cream shop with my favorite toddler yesterday!  Family by choice can be so comforting and loving even at times when you can’t visit your family by birth.  I do miss my sister and my sister’s two daughters.  But while I can’t visit my nieces, I get to visit my friends’ kids and […]

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Self-pity

No one wants to listen to someone expressing self-pity.  I was told yesterday, stop this self-pity.  That’s probably what promoted me to come to my blog site this  morning.  I have thoughts, feelings, and want to express them.  No one wants to hear them, no one I can think of.  But maybe there are some […]