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for power is made perfect in weakness

On the fourth of July, we celebrate the declaration of independence as a nation on July 4th, 1776. As we reflect on this day, celebrating the independence of all people of this nation, it is meaningful to remember the Juneteenth Day Celebration as well, the declaration of emancipation of slaves in this Nation on June […]

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Dissertation defense preparation reflections – 20210627

People share all kinds of feelings and thoughts on social media. But I have not come across how one feels on the days leading up to a dissertation defense. Past couple days I have been feeling dizzy and also somewhat paralyzed. Overwhelmed with having gotten here? Joy and happiness? My dissertation defense is 3 days […]

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God is love

In these days, do you feel like you are running out of energy, or motivation, or patience, or even love? Yes, the world has been a difficult place to be. Only couple weeks ago, the jury reach a verdict finding the former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his […]

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may our eyes be opened

One Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. But how are we to understand the death of Jesus? And the resurrection? Easter refers to the crucifixion and death of Jesus on Good Friday, Holy or Silent Saturday and Resurrection Sunday. I would describe Good Friday as devastating, Holy Saturday as plunging into the depths of […]

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weight loss and mental health

At such a time as this, during a pandemic, political mayhem, economic difficulties, and everything that is going on in our country and in the world, ecological crisis, etc., talking about weight loss feels bit out of place. But it isn’t out of place. You know the airplane safety demonstration where they show you that […]