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My professional life is inextricably linked with my faith. For those who don't know, I am an ordained minister, and work as a hospital chaplain while volunteering as a police chaplain. Something that's come up a lot at work in conversations with my supervisor is that getting to the next level in my chaplaincy is tied in with my spiritual formation. This is the Formation part of the title.

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Another aspect of my faith relevant to this challenge is the idea that for Christians, our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. in much of Western thought, especially Western Christian Thought, the influence of Neo-Platonic philosophy (thanks largely to Augustine of Hippo) has meant many Western Christians have seen spirit and flesh (their bodies) as separate. However, this was likely not the view of Jesus of Nazareth, nor of Paul of Tarsus who wrote the passage I quoted above. They both saw the body and soul as different but inseparable parts of one whole. To me that means my health and fitness goals link perfectly with my spiritual goals. That's the Integration part of the challenge.

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Finally, in my professional life I have procrastinated all summer about actually completing an application for a doctoral program in ministry. That procrastination will not stand. That's the Application part of the challenge.

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Therefore:

 

  • Formation:
    • Each day at least once during work and preferable more often than that I will spend time in the Hospital's chapel in meditative prayer.
    • I will journal each day at work. The subject of that journaling involves self assessment of some technical aspects of connecting with patients I won't go into here, as well as my thoughts on how the formation is affecting the technical prowess
  • Integration:
    • I will continue to follow the practices of Intuitive Eating
    • I will lift
    • I will Yoga
    • I will walk
  • Application
    • I will get that application sent off before the end of the challenge.

 

 

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First?! Really?! 

 

LOL. 

 

How is the intuitive eating going? I've kinda strayed from that recently. I've been over-indulging to the point of not paying attention to what my body actually wants/needs and acting on emotion. I may have to re-read the intuitive eating book again. See if I can pick some stuff up there. 

 

Anyways, following! 

 

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Simple, to the point and precise. I really like reading your challenges. 

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15 minutes ago, RhiaWolfe said:

First?! Really?! 

 

LOL. 

 

How is the intuitive eating going? I've kinda strayed from that recently. I've been over-indulging to the point of not paying attention to what my body actually wants/needs and acting on emotion. I may have to re-read the intuitive eating book again. See if I can pick some stuff up there. 

 

Anyways, following! 

 

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It's going ok. I'm at the point where I think about it before during and after eating, but not to the point where I'm noticing weight loss.

2 minutes ago, Echoceanic said:

Simple, to the point and precise. I really like reading your challenges. 

Thanks! 

 

Today there is a police Chaplain's meeting at 10, then I have to be at work at 1. No workout today, and lunch is provided after the meeting.

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Here to follow!  Go get those goals!!

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Here to follow along again. I actually hope to be able to keep up this time round ;) 

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There's no way I'm not in for a Tank challenge!

 

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(frick why do my coworkers always have to come in to my office when i'm looking up weird shit on the internet SIGH)

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What?! I made it to Tank's challenge before it was already mulitple pages! This might be the last time I'm completely caught up with this thread, but I'm digging the Formation goals.

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First pager!  Yeeaaaah!   Feeling good about that.

 

Also, I turned your challenge into "FIAT"  Which is kinda funny-neat.

Following.   For inspiration, and food envy.

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Go get em, brother! I need to get my butt in gear and get my applications completed as well!

 

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5 hours ago, Stribs said:

Here to follow!  Go get those goals!!

Thanks and welcome.

4 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Here to follow along again. I actually hope to be able to keep up this time round ;) 

You'll get no judgement from me.

4 hours ago, shaar said:

There's no way I'm not in for a Tank challenge!

 

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(frick why do my coworkers always have to come in to my office when i'm looking up weird shit on the internet SIGH)

(who cares, you're leaving that job in a couple weeks ;)

3 hours ago, jstanlick said:

What?! I made it to Tank's challenge before it was already mulitple pages! This might be the last time I'm completely caught up with this thread, but I'm digging the Formation goals.

Well done!

40 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

First pager!  Yeeaaaah!   Feeling good about that.

 

Also, I turned your challenge into "FIAT"  Which is kinda funny-neat.

Following.   For inspiration, and food envy.

I would not own a FIAT by choice. Being six feet tall is not conducive to small car ownership.

23 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

Go get em, brother! I need to get my butt in gear and get my applications completed as well!

 

Wolf

Let's keep each other accountable on applications.

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 

I would not own a FIAT by choice. Being six feet tall is not conducive to small car ownership.

 

 

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Following!  As always, clear, focused goals.

 

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Sadly, there appears to be little on the web under "divinity school humor."  Best of luck with the application - we all know you will crush it (theologically speaking, of course).

 

 

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53 minutes ago, RhiaWolfe said:

 

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Yes, but without all that legroom.

38 minutes ago, Moros said:

Following!  As always, clear, focused goals.

 

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Sadly, there appears to be little on the web under "divinity school humor."  Best of luck with the application - we all know you will crush it (theologically speaking, of course).

 

 

The google image search you are looking for is "Dank Christian Memes"

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Gonna try to follow a Tank challenge this go-round! I will probably lose track of it but it's worth a good try ^_^ 

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Hai!  I will follow.......

Sounds good and simple.  I need good and simple.

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2 hours ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

Gonna try to follow a Tank challenge this go-round! I will probably lose track of it but it's worth a good try ^_^ 

Sometimes I barely keep track of them myself.

1 hour ago, Rinna said:

Hai!  I will follow.......

Sounds good and simple.  I need good and simple.

Glad to have you.

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Very nice goals.

 

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9 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

As I quickly scroll down the boards your challenge reads Fornication... Tank. But that might say more about me than your title.

 

I did the same thing today too! LOL!

 

It's not just you, Sloth. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Xena said:

This is a really different challenge than I've seen you post recently. It seems to map well onto your actual life goals. Really well thought-out.

 

On the integration aspect, I was wondering how your asthma has been lately? Do the new meds seem to be working?

 

The meds are helping, for sure. However, I'm far more aware of air quality alert days than I have been. I think once I lose some weight and get some more consistency in workouts I'll notice a big difference.

11 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Very nice goals.

 

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Thank you!

11 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Do they even sell Fiats in Texas? Maybe Austin.

As I quickly scroll down the boards your challenge reads Fornication... Tank. But that might say more about me than your title.

I have seen Fiats, but not many. Most would fit in the bed of my pickup.  Regarding what you thought you read...you either need glasses or a date night.

8 hours ago, deftona said:

Following along, of course :)

Glad to have you.

3 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Catching up ... catching up...

Hey, we're still on page 1.

1 hour ago, RhiaWolfe said:

 

I did the same thing today too! LOL!

 

It's not just you, Sloth. 

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 

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