Category Archives: Gratitude

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

Weak Links – Boston Marathon Training, Week 12

Last week I bought a new pair of running shoes, Brooks Launch. I may wear these in the Boston Marathon. I may wear my Saucony Ride. I have about 5 weeks to decide which pair. Five weeks of alternating between these two pairs of shoes. Five weeks until Boston! After I brought my new shoes […]
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Quit Blaming the Kids

In the aftermath of an atrocity such as the massacre last week we enter into the Facebook and other social media debate. One unfortunate aspect of that debate inevitably is one that argues that the young people themselves are at fault…or if not the young people, then the culture around these young people.   I […]
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Guest Post Today -Embracing the Race

Embracing The Race “What’s your pace?” This is a common question you’ll hear frequently among runners. It’s also a number you must sometimes enter on race registration forms. It’s easy to obsess about exactly how long it takes one to cover the distance of a mile. Early in my running journey, I quickly realized that […]
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A Christmas Eve Sermon – From 2011

Are you Ready? A local radio station, KTYD has (used to have) “the question of the day” each morning. My husband, Scott actually won the question of the day earlier this week… answering correctly “most people do this in the dining room or the kitchen, while 30% do it in the bedroom.” Answer – wrap […]
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Neighborliness

So far the Thomas Fire has been burning for more than a week. Here in Oxnard, we are not in any danger from the fire but are occasionally experiencing heavy smoke. My husband and son work in Carpinteria (north of here) and have been out of work because of the fire. I think they are […]
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Another Form of Disaster Relief

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Road & Trail Running Not the Same. Duh! Ray Miller Training Run #5

Last Saturday (11/11) Megan and I ran the first loop of the 50k we’re running December 2nd. Thankfully there was a group training run the same day so we were out there with many people. Well actually, many people passed us throughout the morning. This run was a week late (schedule wise) because I’ve been […]
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This Day – Gratitude 10/30

As I make dinner and then rush off for a meeting I’ve thought about this day. Here’s what I’ve done: 4:30am – coffee and the news before strength class 6:00am – 360X @Mile26Fitness. I wasn’t sure if my sore left quad was ready (recovering from Ventura Marathon Race Recap – How’d that untethering go?). I […]
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