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praying for the living on the six months anniversary of my father’s death

Reflecting on how to pray for my dad’s six-months-anniversary since his death. At first I was overwhelmed with sadness, couldn’t think or come up with words. I googled prayer for the dead. But I realized I’m praying for the living. How to pray for/on my father’s 6 months anniversary is with love, gratitude, peace, and […]

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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 […]

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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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trying to hear and listen to my own voice

is this a true silence? no words or noise can be heard now. but there are thoughts, feelings, and dreams to be expressed. ideas waiting to be engaged in conversation awaiting acceptance or push back. but nothing can be heard now. because the voice has been ignored too many times. the voice from within has […]

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pastoral message – mourning into joy 1/5/2020

mourning into joy – recorded 1/5/2020 How do we move from mourning to joy? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom: 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;     all those who practice it have a good understanding.     His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10 (NRSV) Action and understanding go together. […]