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faith god PhD Life reflections

what is a Christmas feeling?

Christmas doesn’t feel much like Christmas-y this year. But what was the Christmas feeling I was expecting? In past years I have spent Thanksgiving with my family. Then for Christmas and New Years I would just carry on with my life whether it was being a chaplain or pastoring. But this year, of course I […]

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getting healthy and self love

Getting healthy takes time and effort. But it wasn’t until I loved myself and cared about myself that I started losing weight and keeping it off. I used to go on a diet looking forward to eating things I was depriving myself in order to lose weight. But I don’t do diets any more. I […]

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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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sports weight loss

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 […]

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God Proves God’s Love for Us

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) Dear Friends, Do you feel loved this morning? Are you feeling like you are a lovable person? And do you know that you are loved? If you are like me, you […]