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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 […]

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you know what time it is

Apostle Paul writes to the Romans that they know what time it is. But do we know what time it is? From the lectionary passages of this Sunday morning, let us meditate on what time we are in, what we are called for, and how to answer the calling.  First and foremost, as you read in Psalm […]

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since the last time i painted

last time i painted was about 4 years ago. i couldn’t have told you that on my own. but facebook memory popped up and reminded me. the thing is, i love painting. i lose track of time. it is the one thing that takes me away from everything and totally immerses me in the act […]