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Both and ….. Not either or

A friend of mine said to me one time,  “I’d rather be on my mountain bike thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my mountain bike ..”

I hear that kind of statement almost every week.  It’s this tension between having time in the outdoors and being a person that attends a “church” meeting once a week.”

I used to struggle with it, but the more I think about it the more I like it.

This issue is nothing new.

I came across an interesting read out of John Wesley’s paper blog he wrote from May 5th to June 2nd sometime in the 1730’s.

wesley outside

From the Diary of John Wesley

Sunday, A.M., May 5
Preached in St. Anne’s. Was asked not to come back anymore.

Sunday, P.M., May 5
Preached in St. John’s. Deacons said “Get out and stay out.”

Sunday, A.M., May 12
Preached in St…

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