They are People and Deserving of Dignity

Today I took a glance at my Twitter feed and came across this quote from the current president: Trump on deportation: “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals and we’re taking them out of country.” This should be shocking, but based on the last couple of years it […]
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A Big Distraction

This is a sermon based on John 17:6-19 I confess that I struggle reading this prayer from Jesus. Whenever I read it, it seems as if the words go in circle after circle. After about the third circle my mind is dizzy and I’m ready to jump off. Maybe this is why I don’t seem […]
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Training with a Group

In 2014 I ran my first marathon. It was hard. I trained alone. Mostly because I didn’t know any better. I did use an online training plan. It is one that adjusts itself to your current fitness and current goals. So as you improve it will automatically adjust workouts, distances, etc. They even have coaches […]
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The Greatest Fruit – John 15:9-17

What is this fruit that Jesus talks of? It is love and it is wonderful.

Discarded Vines? A sermon on John 15:1-8

Finding hope in a text that at first reading is more loss than hope

Recovering from the Boston Marathon

It’s Saturday morning and hard to believe that my first Boston Marathon was almost 2 weeks ago. Almost two weeks of my least favorite part of the marathon training and racing cycle – recovery. Why? Because for me its boring. Even more so this time. Recovery Week 1 Recovery starts immediately after the race. So, […]
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Did You Finish? A Post-Boston Marathon Sermon

This sermon is based on John 10:11-18 “Did you finish?” The most common question asked after my completing the Boston Marathon. “Did you finish?” Not, “how fast did you go?” Not, “did you have fun?” Not, “what was your place?” But, “did you finish?” Why this question? I’ve now run eight marathons and I don’t […]
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My First Boston Marathon – The Race

Living my entire life in Southern California, it is entirely reasonable to hold out hope for a change in the weather, one in which the predicted storm was pushed away by the high pressure system that sets itself up off the coast. It is common for the predicted storms to move north and miss us. […]
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My First Boston Marathon – It was all about the gear – Pre-Race Recap

Before the race Like many runners I obsessively watched the weather reports in the days (even weeks) leading up to the race. For a few glorious days the forecast was for mid 50s and partly cloudy. This would have been wonderful. Would have been! Ha! A week before the big day everything changed. Rain…cold…wind. I […]
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Boston Marathon Day – A few morning thoughts

Race day is here. This is so exciting (& a bit scary). In 2014 I ran my first marathon in almost six hours! A year later we went to Boston on vacation and were here a week before that year’s marathon. Boston Marathon was the theme of town that pre-race week. I dreamed of someday […]
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