Monthly Archives: December 2015

My 2015 Christmas Eve Message

The other day one of my friends texted me that she wanted to come and live at my house…I responded that she’d have to turn our new den into her bedroom. She hasn’t replied back yet. Of course she wasn’t serious! But later, as I read this oh so familiar story of Jesus’ birth I […]
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My 2014 Christmas Eve Message

I often re-read previous sermons as part of my preparation. This year I was struck while re-reading the message from last year that I could easily just “re-use” it. I won’t though. But I did decide that I could share it here on my blog. Almost two years ago Scott and I moved into a […]
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Mustering Up Some Discipline

Over the few years that I have been running, I’ve discovered that, for the most part, the running community is very supportive of and friendly to their fellow runners. People wave, say hello, and give encouragement. I remember mile 14 of an 18 miler last August, when a man passed me quite easily. As he […]
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On Killing, #3

This is part 3 of my interaction with the book “On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society” by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. It’s been awhile sense my last post. Today I’m writing about Section II of the book, “Killing and Combat Trauma: The Role of Killing in Psychiatric Casualties.” […]
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A Much Delayed Race Day Recap – The Santa Barbara Half Marathon

The Santa Barbara Half Marathon was November 7, 2015. So exactly one month later I’ll offer a bit of a recap. First, this was a very hilly course – for me at least. Second, I ran this race exactly two weeks after another half marathon and so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I certainly wasn’t […]
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