Monthly Archives: June 2017

It’s Friday! Gratitude 6/30

I’ve been a bit out of sorts the past few days. I’m not sure why, but suspect it’s not due to any ONE thing.  This is part of it: Politics bleh. I know that I should quit paying attention to the news because every time it seems as if we’ve hit bottom, it turns out […]
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Sometimes You’ve Gotta Stop and Clean Up the Mess

As we read of the daily mess that is our national politics, I’ll share another mess with you. This mess won’t lead to you to anger or disgust or frustration with the disrespect of a certain person’s Twitter feed. This mess is our garage! The clutter and disorganization is now so bad that we can’t […]
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A Small Thing – Gratitude 6/28

I am one of those people who cannot start the day without a nice hot cup of coffee. On early run (or strength class) days I’m up at least an hour early, just to I can have a cup to get me going. A couple weeks ago I set up our Cuisinart drip coffee maker, […]
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Untied and United

The other day I posted a sermon (Sermon on Romans 6:1-11) which to my embarrassment I did not carefully proofread. It had way more typos than I care to admit. I remember sitting in my office, reading the post and having a verbal reaction that caused a church member to ask, “if everything ok?” “Sure” […]
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Really?!?! Racing Weight Week 3

Now that I’ve completed three weeks of my focused efforts to lose those last pounds I can say that I’ve reset my habits…mostly in omitting processed foods and added sugar. I’ve not deprived myself, and have enjoyed food and drink related social events each week. Most days I’m trying to eat more protein, with fewer […]
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Today’s Sermon (Romans 6:1-11)

Lately I haven’t been writing out my sermons…usually just notes. This message was/is difficult for me and so I had to write it all out. I’m not sure how much will change in the preaching, because I never stay exactly with what I’ve written, but I decided to share this one. “For if we have […]
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Having Your Back

Says Jesus (as recorded by John): 15”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because […]
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Ummm – Racing Weight Week 2

I weigh myself most mornings, which is a good or bad practice, depending on whose advice you listen to. It’s generally helpful for me. Over the last couple years, as I’ve lost lots of weight, I’ve recorded it whenever I reached a lower number. Of course with the daily fluctuations that we all have it […]
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Sowing to the wind

“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” -Hosea 8:7 Sowing to the wind… the prophet Hosea was protesting the political systems and religious practices of the time, especially in trusting “things” and people rather than God. As someone who doesn’t practice the discipline of scripture memorization, I’m intrigued that this is […]
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Unsettled – Gratitude 6/14

Do you ever have days when you feel a bit unsettled? Like a heavy weight is weighing on you? When its hard to focus upon the task at hand? I think that most of us experience these feelings on occasion. Some experience these feelings more often and more intensely. For them it is clinical depression, […]
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