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Musical Chairs

By Kelly Borjas: Recently, we had a sermon on how worship can encompass anything we do (excellent point!), but I’ve been specifically pondering corporate worship through music (i.e. the dedicated time of singing songs at church), and the impact on my life as many of...

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Mentor VS. Disciple

By Kelly Borjas: Have you ever heard someone say they have a mentor? How about that they are “being discipled” or “discipling someone?” These are common phrases I’ve heard over the years. They’re frequent in many churches and frankly, kind of confusing. So what’s the...

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The What-If Cycle

By Kelly Borjas: It happens often. A smidgeon of fear enters my mind, then I start entertaining anything that can go wrong. I “catastrophize” a fear to all the possible outcomes (generally bad ones or irrational ones…what if x, y, or z happens? Ironically, I don’t...

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The Ultimate Mic Drop

By Kelly Borjas: When I graduated from college (many years ago) I wanted to change the world. I wanted to be a public speaker and work for a company whose mission I was passionate about so I could do something that matters; I wanted my job and career to have meaning....

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Riding the Wave

By Kelly Borjas:   Dinner with friends. My sons’ birthday parties. Weddings. Saturday afternoon Tri-tip BBQs (with butter-soaked French bread, minus the beans). A good bottle of wine with my husband. Laughing so hard I cry. Late-night talks when company comes to...

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Rolling in the Deep

From Kelly Borjas: What does it mean to have deep relationships—or to have depth in a conversation? Recently I was challenged with this question because I’ve thrown that phrase around—that I like deep conversations or relationships, but putting a definition to this...

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If Only

By Kelly Borjas If Only… It’s a frequent idea that seeps its way into my mind, my heart. An “if only” that promises a better outcome or more success, yet it’s cloaked in a nobility of wanting to improve or be a “better version of myself.” Comparison. As a wife,...

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Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood

I have a gift for being misunderstood. It started back when I was little kid, and as a result, I was always getting in trouble or hurting people’s feelings, because I couldn’t communicate what I was trying to say. This gift brought on some tears for family members...

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Statistical Anomalies (At Least to Me)

Sometimes it’s weird trying to write things as a pastor, because I constantly think people will get the wrong idea about the point I’m trying to make. I know I say, “It’s weird,” but it still doesn’t stop me…so here goes. I saw this statistic today about people who...

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