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how i lost 50 lb. during covid lockdown

Is losing 50 lb. during covid lockdown a lot or little? I don’t know. All I know is I went from size Large to size Small and sometimes even Xtra Small. I went from 185 lb. to 135 lb. and my body doesn’t seem done with losing weight just yet. In my previous post, habit […]

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light of life

As we leave behind year 2020, which was filled with unexpected losses and hardships, will 2021 be a better year? Happier? Healthier? More peaceful? Dates give us guidance for marking passage of time. But they themselves do not have power to bring about different outcomes. If we expect year 2021 to be different from 2020, […]

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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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as you are

Friends, you are not alone and know that you are loved as you are. 12/17 will be the 6th anniversary of my friend, Esther’s passing. I remember her life and joys she brought to myself and others. At this moment, I feel the truth and reality of God’s love. God loves us as we are. […]

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Restore us, O God

restore-us-o-god-20201129.m4a Today is the first Sunday of Advent. So what is Advent? (The following section on Advent was drawn from Christianity.com with slight modification – https://www.christianity.com/christian-life/christmas/what-is-advent.html) The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent […]