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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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weight loss, covid, and faith

Yesterday was Sunday and I led worship and preached in person. Before church, I posted about my weight loss journey. I wanted to say that in the context of coronavirus, most people might have gained weight. The reason I posted about my weight loss journey on a Sunday morning, and on my social media accounts, […]

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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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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 […]