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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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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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choose this day whom you will serve

choose-this-day-whom-you-will-serve-20201108.m4a How are you doing this week? What range of emotions have you experienced this week? What were your biggest fears? And what, if anything gave you a sense of peace, hope, and kept you from going crazy? As I looked at passages for this week’s scripture passages, I thought, wow how timely and appropriate […]