Tag: Friends

Feb 21


1 John 4:7-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this …

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Sep 05

I am a First Year, First Semester, M.Div.

The title above is how I have introduced myself more times than I can count over the last couple weeks. My first challenge of Seminary has not

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Aug 13

Saying Goodbye Again

This is the third post with the title “Saying Goodbye”, it seems to be a theme over this past year. This morning I said goodbye to my church family because I will be leaving for seminary in a few days. Leaving your church family behind as you move on is not like saying goodbye to your children,

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Apr 28

Listen ! Understand !

It was 1964 when Eric Burdon and The Animals released the single “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” from the album “House of the Rising Sun.” and they joined the British Invasion. The chorus repeats;
I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Such a true line for all of us. We are just

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Aug 25

My Demons My Friends

An unlikely title, maybe, and then again maybe not. Demons, we all have them. You may call them insecurities, weaknesses, failings or shortcomings. Oh they can take many forms, self-hatred, self-doubt, perfectionism, impatience, and intolerance, many others to be sure. Then there are the other demons so many of us struggle with like depression, anxiety, …

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Jul 17


There is a saying that goes “Blood is thicker than water.”  The saying implies that family relationships are stronger than friendships. I have always wondered about that saying. I was raised as an only child by a single Mom, and a single Grandmother, so if I were to say my only strong relationships were family, …

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