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Pastor’s Blog

11
Nov

Sanity Training Tip #65

I was struggling to write a blog this week.  When I would start to write it was as if every idea that was hatched would fizzle out into a whole […]

03
Nov

Go To The Limits Of Your Longing

Sanity Training tip #941 – Go to the limits of your longing. You aren’t good at allowing yourself to experience life, all of life.  You won’t allow yourself to feel.  […]

27
Oct

Use Your Faith Filter

I once heard it said that the greatest way to show someone love is to tell them the truth.  Very simple and very profound.  But not so easy to do.  […]

20
Oct

Can I Get A Witness?

Beverly, played by Susan Sarandon in the movie Shall We Dance, was asked “Why do people get married?”  She responded, “Because we need a witness to our lives.”  In a […]

15
Oct

The Bag Man

Being that this was back before the invention of cell phones, we had to rely on places where people could hang out, in order to make connections.  That place, in […]

06
Oct

Make Room

When I was younger I would visit my grandma and grandpa in West Virginia.  These were my mother’s parents and they lived on a farm, way back in the hills.  […]

29
Sep

Embrace Your Darkness

I have messed up the memorization of a Bible verse.  This mistaken identity has drastically affected the way that I not only understood what Jesus was trying to teach.  This […]

23
Sep

To All The Potential Jakes

There is a little dive of a place, on the water, where we like to eat.  It is the kind of place that locals know and love.  A safe place […]

14
Sep

The Beauty of Humanity In It All

“Slowly but surely I’m seeing the beauty only.”  Sarah Haynes Do you know that what we are currently experiencing, isn’t new?  Pandemics, politics, racism, gentrification, classism, poverty, pollution, social isolation, […]

09
Sep

Brick Walls, White Lines & Eggs

I had my nose pressed up against a brick wall during recess.  It wasn’t pressed up against a brick wall because some bully was pushing on the back of my […]

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