Archive | Balance

03 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Quick Updates

The last several weeks have been fairly intense around the Kuzma household. Here’s a couple quick updates and a chuckle for you: Jonathan seems to be doing pretty well at Heritage School in Provo, Utah. We miss him like crazy! Not that one ever knows what a situation like this will be like, but I […]

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18 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Preparing to Unplug

Great Saturday! One of the goals of my sabbatical has been to experience, and allow my family to experience, what it’s like to live a somewhat “normal” schedule of life. A Pastor’s schedule is quite interesting. Many think we only work one day a week (when we’re preaching). But nothing could be further from the […]

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29 June 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 3

It’s a beautiful night in downtown Buellton! If you’ve never been here, you do. not. know. what you are missing! And I’m not referring to Pea Soup Andersen’s either, though I am fairly partial to The Hitching Post and their Garlic Roasted Artichoke. Anyway, I digress….. It’s a few minutes before midnight. I am at […]

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13 June 2009 ~ 6 Comments

Sabbatical Serenades 1

If you’re savvy to another title for these posts I’ll do once in a while during the sabbatical other than “Sabbatical Serenades”, let me know. I’m open. Couldn’t come up with anything more creative or alliteratorical (is that a word?) alliterative (Thanks David Simkovsky!!). We are almost at the end of the second week of […]

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06 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Upcoming Sabbatical

A week ago Sunday (on February 22), we had our Annual Congregation Meeting. I wrote about some of it as it relates to my upcoming Sabbatical here. I plan to write about it here to keep everyone (family, friends, and church) up to date on our plans, as well as to give those outside NewHeart […]

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24 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Thoughts About “Biblical”

I’ve been reading some stuff in the last week or so about what’s “Biblical” and what’s not. I’m getting kind of bugged by it. Specifically, it’s stuff on how churches do church. The train of thought is “we want to do church Biblically” or “more Biblically.” Haven’t you been doing church Biblically before? I know […]

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22 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Breath of Fresh Air & Rest

Arrived in Pismo Beach last night (Sunday) at about 8:00 pm. After checking in, I went straight to the meeting room, where our District Pastors were gathered for fellowship. The room felt electric as everyone was just chatting away, catching up with old friends and making new ones. It was an exciting scene to step […]

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22 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Guide to Cutting Back When You Feel Overwhelmed

I am always on the lookout for ideas and help for staying focused and productive, especially when my job is one where interruptions and emergencies are par for the course. It’s easy to feel like the walls are closing in and nothing is getting done. Along those lines, here’s a great article from a blog […]

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22 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Regular Guy

This past weekend was so good. It was one of what I consider my “regular guy” weekends. As a Pastor, weekends are mostly consumed with ministry leadership and preparation. I try to have everything ready to go for Sunday by the end of Friday, but even when I do, I find that once the clock […]

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07 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

I’m Not Going To Do Anything For Christ (1 of 2)

I read a powerful short blog article today that sums up alot of what I feel my last several years have been about. It’s here courtesy of Anne Jackson, whose blog I follow regularly. She writes: this year i have only one resolution: to do less. i’m not talking about simplifying, either. i mean that […]

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