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April 25 – I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

April 25 – I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

#115of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about coincidences or rather how these chance encounters are actually all part of God’s plan. Today, I was working at home to meet a contractor because of the bathroom leaks. He was late and apologized because he had to take his wife to the doctor. I asked if she was ok. He said she has been battling IBS for the past 18 years and had a bad attack. I told him how I had it…

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April 24 – Back in My Day….

April 24 – Back in My Day….

#114of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #GetOffMyLawn Today’s lesson is about aging or getting older. A couple of weeks ago, I turned 41. This is the first birthday that I didn’t worry about it or feel older at all. I felt like me having a good time. Then I started to look around. Things I knew as a child are changing. Next year will be 20 years since my undergraduate graduate, 10 since my dad passed, I will be 42, 10 years since…

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March 8 – OverCommittment

March 8 – OverCommittment

Today’s lesson is about being too busy or being overcommitted. We are all busy people. We run run run. from work to school to kids activities to church to our activities to housework to everything under the sun. Then as we do all these normal things, we make dates with people, volunteer for extra work, and just keep going and going like the energizer bunny. Through all of this, stress builds up. We worry about what we need to do…

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March 3- Pain Stinks

March 3- Pain Stinks

Today’s lesson is about pain. We all have pain. Physical pain, mental pain, spiritual pain, emotional pain. Pain is what defines us and who we are, or so we think. Someone the other day said you are always positive. I said no, but I chose as much as possible to be positive. I can be down in the dumps and complain all the time but it isn’t going to do me any good at all. I have physical pain. My knee is…

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February 27 – Hey, By the Way, Thanks

February 27 – Hey, By the Way, Thanks

Today’s lesson is about thanking people personally. We have talked a few times about gratitude. In those discussions, we thank God for the bounty that we have. I like to be thanked. I love recognition for a job well done. I like to see how people’s lives have been improved by what I’ve done.  Today, at a committee meeting, I helped set up the voting system, walked people through it, and answered any questions. One of my colleagues thanked me…

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February 19 – Breathe

February 19 – Breathe

Today’s lesson is on breathing. Not just breathing but BREATHING. Take a second to close your eyes. I mean actually do it. Then take a deep breath. In through your nose, out through your mouth. (Yes, I know you couldn’t have read that if you closed your eyes when I asked you too.) How do you feel? I am learning that the single act of deep breaths can be hard. It allows us to focus, take a minute, and realize…

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February 15 – The Lost Ones

February 15 – The Lost Ones

Today’s lesson is on the “Lost Ones”. Yesterday, like many of you, I was horrified to learn of yet another mass school shooting in the United States. 17 dead. 12 injured. Countless lives impacted. I have been praying for those lives lost and impacted. During our Ash Wednesday Service, we prayed for them. I knew today I wanted to write about it. Then it hit me. Talking about gun control doesn’t work. Talking about mental health doesn’t work. Talking about…

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February 14 – Gratitude

February 14 – Gratitude

Today’s lesson is on Gratitude. I try to be a grateful person. I don’t always succeed. Today I started a six-week lunchtime class from our Wellness Center on Gratitude. The first lesson was to try not focus on negative thoughts and activities but on the positive. Too often we focus on the ills of the world, of our families, of our community, of our life situation. I don’t make enough money. I am not valued. I am not x,y,z. We…

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January 30 – Prayer

January 30 – Prayer

Today’s lesson is on Prayer and what it means to me. The first thing that came to mind is James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend. “When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand. And nothing, whoa, nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there. To brighten up even your darkest nights. You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am, I’ll come running” Prayer is like…

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January 29 – Job Vs Function

January 29 – Job Vs Function

Today’s lesson is jobs vs function or more accurately ‘how we do our work’ vs what our role or title is. In my life, I have had many jobs: lifeguard, pizza maker, IT guy, faculty development, volunteer, teacher, and more. When I was in Las Vegas, I was talking to my cousin about passion, purpose, and jobs. For me, my jobs have always been a way for me to help people. My passion is to do anything and everything to…

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