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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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drilling holes in your boat?

i saw this on instagram few days ago… Self-sabotage is when you drill holes in your own ship because the trip is going so well that you feel uncomfortable because someone or something taught you that you don’t deserve smooth sailing. @JonAcuff i copied and sent it to few friends. i thought it was a […]