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the difference between i can’t do it and i can do it

Most of last week, I felt overwhelmed and thought to myself I can’t do it. I had a sermon and a chapter of my dissertation both due on Thursday of last week. On Monday at noon, I got a call to schedule an interview for that day, had the interview and got hired later in […]

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fear of revising

I have a rather specific fear this morning. I am feeling anxiety about revising my draft of chapters of my dissertation. I feel paralyzed and unsure of myself. Like, I can’t add to what is already there because maybe I’ll mess things up! Anyone else experience this kind of anxiety and fear? I’m going to […]

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baby steps

What can I accomplish today? I think my mind can definitely limit what I can do today. I woke up with doubts and worries about progress I am making on my writing. Will I make progress in time to meet the deadlines? Only God knows and no one can tell, except that I can surely […]

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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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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 […]