Category Archives: Rambling

I’ve Lost (the Weight of) My Mother and Other Ramblings

I sit here in the wee hours of the morning at my parents’ home after a lovely Christmas visit with them and one word comes to mind: grateful. I am grateful for so many things: my family and friends who … Continue reading

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I’ve Lost a Super Model and Then Some!

During my weight loss journey, I have often searched for comparisons to the amount of weight I’ve shed. For example, 20 pounds equals an automobile tire; 90 pounds equals a newborn calf; 118 pounds equals an entire set of Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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Filled with Gratitude

As I continue my surgery recovery journey, I have difficulty even forming words regarding the care I have received. The only word that could possibly fit is gratitude. Extreme gratitude. In the weeks before my surgery, I had friends who … Continue reading

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Surgery and Recovery Update

I plan to return to my writing about weight loss, healthy eating, body image, etc. in a few weeks, but for now will just give a quick update about my surgery and recovery. I entered the hospital in good spirits … Continue reading

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Wrapped in Prayer and Ready to Roll

When I moved to Ohio my church in Avon, Indiana presented me with a prayer blanket. During the end of my seminary studies and while I waited for a full-time pastoral appointment, that blanket was a great source of comfort, … 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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Moving and such

I decided to take a break from packing to write a brief blog post. Can you say “PROCRASTINATION”?? J Two days from now I will be settling into my new home – the parsonage at the Oak Chapel United Methodist … Continue reading

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Returning from a blogging sabbatical

Over the last three months I have done some journal writing and personal reflection, and have worked on a few small liturgical writing projects that will be published in some forthcoming collections. However, my blog has been barren. Admittedly the … Continue reading

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A letter to my congressional representative

Earlier this week a friend of mine posted a facebook link to Amnesty International where one could take action on worldwide women’s rights and protection from violence. The website invited people to contact their congressional leaders regarding House Resolution 4594, … Continue reading

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And the journey continues …

Today is a day to celebrate! This afternoon my dear friend and colleague, Cordelia, will be ordained into ministry in the United Church of Christ. Those present will acknowledge and affirm her gifts and pray God’s blessing on her as … Continue reading

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