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Sonja Tobey
Works at First United Methodist Church Vinita, OK
Attends Phillips Theological Seminary
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Blessing
This Sunday I am planning to have a blessing service as part of the morning worship service.  It reminded me of when I was last anointed and blessed.  After the service, I wrote this poem. Faithful pilgrims with oily brows   following as best we can the    ...
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I'll try to do better...
I'm not doing very well at my Lenten practice.  I forgot yesterday until very late, so I thought I would do two today.  I forgot again.  So, maybe I'll do one tomorrow since everything is snowed under here.  I'll try to do better, of course I am reminded of...
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My View is Limited
I do not know many people who enjoy walking in the dark.  Most of the time we stumble around, stubbing our toes and knocking our shins.  We prefer to clearly see where we are going and any obstacles in our path.   While we can flip a switch to light the roo...
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Less about Me
As I mentioned in my previous post on Ash Wednesday , I should probably think about why it is so important for me to make sure others begin Lent well, while I tend to be "late" getting into Lenten practices.  It is very simply that I see Lent as a time to b...
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Ash Wednesday
No, I am not trying to sneak this in as if it is Ash Wednesday.  I did think it would be good to reflect on Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season as a way of getting into my Lenten practice--to blog daily (except Sundays) through Lent.  Ash W...
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Has Reason Left Us?
It seems the current ideological climate is marked by unreasonableness.  I remember when you could have a conversation with another person and could disagree without resorting to hate-filled remarks and character assassinations.  You might even have a civil...
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Piecemaking
I have recently taken an interest in quilting.  That interest has not yet born the fruit of an actual quilt, but my intentions are good.  I am inspired by the quilting group at our church called "Piecemakers."  This title isn't just a cute name with a play ...
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Winter
In many parts of the U.S., there is snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, and all around yucky weather.  The sky is gray and the ground is hard.  I'm ready for warmer weather, buds sprouting, and sun.  Of course, we have to go through the winter to get to the sp...
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My Covenant
You may be familiar with the Covenant Prayer Covenant Prayer in
the Wesleyan Tradition I am no longer my own but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will.   Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for you or laid aside for...
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Ash Wednesday
No, I am not trying to sneak this in as if it is Ash Wednesday.  I did think it would be good to reflect on Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season as a way of getting into my Lenten practice--to blog daily (except Sundays) through Lent.  Ash W...
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  • First United Methodist Church Vinita, OK
    Pastor, 2012 - present
  • First United Methodist Church, Cushing, OK
    Pastor, 2010 - 2012
  • First United Methodist Church, Pond Creek, OK
    Pastor, 2006 - 2010
  • Union City/Cogar UMC
    Pastor, 2002 - 2006
  • Canton UMC
    Pastor, 2000 - 2001
  • Wesley UMC
    Director of Children and Youth, 1999 - 2000
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United Methodist clergy, mom, wife, student, lover of life...
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  • Phillips Theological Seminary
    D.Min., 2011 - present
  • Phillips Theological Seminary
    M.Div., 2002 - 2006
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