Category Archives: Prayer

A Response to the tragedy in Newtown, CT

Today’s post will deviate from my usual thoughts about weight loss, healthy habits, body image, etc. The following is a note that I sent to my parishioners and posted on my church’s facebook page last night. It seemed appropriate to … Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach

As I reflect on an experience I had today – one that impacted me greatly – I realize that it is time for me to resurrect my blog. It has been four months since I started full-time parish ministry and … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Workplace

Over the last few months during my hiatus from “official” pastoral ministry, I have had the opportunity to hold two part-time jobs. I am working on the Residence Life staff at MTSO, the seminary from which I graduated in May. … Continue reading

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A Mother Bunny and God

As part of her ordination service yesterday, Cordelia asked me to read Psalm 139. Those who know me well or have spent time talking with me about scripture know that this is one of my very favorite passages. I preached … Continue reading

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My prayer for Smithville

I was wakened in the wee hours this morning … actually, I didn’t sleep very much last night. I never sleep very well on Saturday nights, and last night was no exception. Today is my last Sunday in the pulpit … Continue reading

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Joy Riding – Revisited

It has been a while since I have written. Quite honestly, I have done a lot of writing over the last few weeks – for school, for sermons, and for me personally. I have previously posted sermons or papers (or … Continue reading

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Barren blogs, disappointing delays and surprising support

Unlike the weather in which there has been much precipitation in Ohio and Indiana over the last several weeks, I have been in a writing “dry spell” – on my blog at least. I have done some of my own … Continue reading

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