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Sonja Tobey
Works at First United Methodist Church Vinita, OK
Attends Phillips Theological Seminary
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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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Ending at the Beginning
Sermon Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, Ending at the Beginning .  The scripture text was John 20:1-18 .  What has to end for us to truly begin?
Sermon Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, Ending at the Beginning.  The scripture text was John 20:1-18.  What has to end for us to truly begin?
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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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Time to Get Back to It
It has been almost a year since I last posted.  It isn't that I have not been writing.  I have been doing a great deal of writing--my doctoral paper is finished.  I found out yesterday I will be graduating this May.  I hope to use some of this work for futu...
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Our Inheritance
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Native American Ministries Sunday and Heritage Sunday.  Our congregation has a long tradition dating back to when we were chartered in Oklahoma in 1874, but it also began 50 years before that with Methodist missionaries with the Cherok...
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Native American Ministries Sunday and Heritage Sunday.  Our congregation has a long tradition dating back to when we were chartered in Oklahoma in 1874, but it also began 50 years before that with Method...
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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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