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persist in your integrity

What does it mean to persist in your integrity? Job was a “blameless and upright” man, “one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job 1-1). Job is put to test, hit by calamities, devastating losses of his children, his live stock, and even ailment touching to the very core of his bone and […]

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If it had not been the Lord

In our Gospel reading today, Jesus teaches us that those who are not against us are for us. John reports to Jesus that when they saw someone casting out demons in Jesus’s name, they tried to stop him because he wasn’t following Jesus. In response, Jesus tells his disciples, “Do not stop him; for no one […]

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health PhD Life weight loss

reset

There’s no doubt in my mind that maintaining a healthy life style and healthy weight is extremely difficult. I was able to lose 50 lbs during 2020, during the lock-down and all. I went from 185 to 133 lbs. Then from January 2021 till now, mid-September, I gained back about 30 lbs. Isn’t losing weight […]

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Be doers of the word

When I was working as a chaplain, I washed my hands a lot, maybe twenty-thirty times a day? That’s just a rough estimate. Before visiting a patient or staff, and afterwards, I would “wash” my hands with the disinfectant. From those days, the practice of hand washing probably stayed with me. And now with the […]

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uncertainties

uncertainties in life are difficult to manage. as long as I was working towards getting my PhD I always knew what I had to do next and then after that and then after that. Ever since turning in my defended, revised final draft of dissertation, I am a bit at a loss what to do. […]