Monthly Archives: October 2015

I’ve Come This Far… A Kind of a Flashback Friday

This morning was an absolutely beautiful morning for a run along the beach. There was (for California) a crisp coolness in the air, the sky was wonderfully blue, the Channel Islands were beautifully visible, and the surfers were out in mass. I ran a very easy five miles and just enjoyed everything around me. When […]
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Had a good cry lately?

This coming Sunday is All Saints Day. For me it’s a special day because we remember those who have died in the church the previous year and then we invite all who are present to light candles in memory of loved ones. It’s an emotional time. While my sermon is not yet ready for this coming […]
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A Race Day Recap

Last Saturday I ran the Lexus LaceUp half marathon in Ventura. It was a lovely day and not too hot. This race occurred 6 weeks after the Ventura Marathon. Back in August, when I signed up for the Lexus race I thought, “no big deal.” But then as my miles decreased substantially for my marathon race recovery I […]
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On Killing, #2

My second post on the book, On Killing, covers the first section. I liked this section of the book (probably much more than I think I’ll like what’s coming next). The titles of the section and each of its chapters actually provide a pretty good summary of what will be found. Section I: Killing and the […]
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On Killing, #1 An Introduction

Last week a friend of mine suggested that I read the book, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. Her suggestion was based (I think) on my anti violence stance that borders on an anti war stance. I constantly struggle with this issue. She noted that when I lead our congregation in […]
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Learn to enjoy the slow – Part 2

Last month I shared this blog post about my own need to slow down on my easy and long runs: https://girlrevrunning.com/2015/08/27/learn-to-enjoy-the-slow/ Upon further thought it is time to add a little bit more… that going slow is not everything! No, in addition to those slow and easy runs, we also need to run fast! For me this […]
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A sermon from December 2012 that is sadly still relevant today

Hi friends, Today I feel an incredible weariness as the news tells us of yet another massacre. I feel as if I have no words and can even sense a loss of hope. Not  in God, but in the collective will of the people of our nation. Here is a sermon that I preached a […]
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