Tag Archives: God

Goal-oriented or God-oriented?

So it’s been nearly three weeks since my last post … and on my previous weight loss journey, silence often meant struggle; that I had not lost any weight (or I had even gained) and I was trying to process … Continue reading

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A Lenten Discipline

Over the last several months I have shared from my heart about the ups and downs of my weight loss journey. Admittedly, it’s much easier to write about the successes, but in the spirit of honesty and humility, I confess … Continue reading

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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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I am NOT a different person

Last weekend a dear friend came to visit. Though she had seen pictures of my weight-loss progress, she had not seen me in person for a few months and was quite pleased with my Weight Watchers success. At one point … Continue reading

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Transformation in process …

I cannot remember a time when my weight has not gone before me, preceding my intelligence, wit, compassion and charisma in all of my interactions with others. My need to overcome others’ perceptions of who I am made me a … 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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Life is an Ocean Wave

When I went to my campus mailbox today, I found two notices indicating that I had packages waiting for me. I often get these salmon-colored slips of paper when I have a piece of mail too large to fit into … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Day

Today is my last day of classes at MTSO and I am feeling a mix of emotions from sheer joy to deep sadness. There were times along this journey when I thought this day would never come. At other times … 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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A God who is both near and far …

I took a convertible ride around 10:00 last night. Although it was a bit brisk, I wore a jacket and put the windows up with the heat on. I just needed to be out in the open air, with the … Continue reading

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