Pastor as coach?

I’ve discovered that better physical fitness can be related to spiritual fitness. Or better expressed, taking care of our bodies is part of a holistic way to live our faith.

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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Balance – Boston Marathon Training Week 5

How balanced are you? Can you stand on one leg without wobbling for 30 seconds? What about on the other leg? Can you do it with your eyes closed? If you can do all this (and more) one legged balance stuff then good for you! If you’re a bit (or a lot) wobbly, join the […]
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Growing up racist #5…or I never knew that

I’ve been reading the very good, but very uncomfortable to read book, “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” It’s been a slow read for me, but from an historical perspective I am finally to the 60s, thus to when I was born. One paragraph struck me today because it […]
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It’s More than Running – Boston Marathon Training Week 4

To be a good runner, to be a healthy runner, you need to do more than run. I’ve learned this over the years and am fairly diligent in incorporating those other things that are so important. Here is my list of the necessities for good training: A good (and flexible) plan. The challenge about generic training […]
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Can anything good come out of …? Today’s sermon

Can anything good come out of Oxnard? I remember an encounter in my first days here at Our Redeemer. It was with Rusty Jackson, a long time (but not his entire life) Oxnard resident and founding member of the church. Upon our introduction, he looked at me, and with a twinkle in his eye said, […]
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Re-Committing: Boston Marathon Training Week 3

Yesterday (Sunday 1/7) some members of my running club were planning to conduct a weigh-in, followed by an 8 week contest to lose weight. I’m told they do this annually as a way to get rid of those pounds gained though the holidays (but they skipped the last 2 years). While I’ve not hesitated to […]
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Recreation! Boston Marathon Training Week 2

Week one of training was mostly to get myself mentally in a state to avoid all the tempting treats that accompany the celebration of Christmas. This worked to the point that I ate well for most of the week…but still went a bit crazy at gatherings. The mileage of that first week (December 17-23) was […]
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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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A Christmas Eve Sermon – from 2010

Anticipation… expectation…watching the days… watching the hours… hopefully waiting… waiting for God to move… waiting for the special day… that special day when God comes and lives among us… when God graces us with God’s presence… we wait with hopeful expectation for what tomorrow might bring… we wait with hopeful expectation for what God might […]
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