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Sermons by “Rev. Jason S. Glombicki”

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

“Humans are a risk-taking species,” says psychologist Dr. Marvin Zuckerman. “The hunting of large and dangerous game by men required a type of thrill- and adventure-seeking that also contributes to the success of the human race. Over the millennia, men also found in combat and war and outlet for their need for adventure…This does not mean that individuals don’t differ in the degree in which they have that trait.” Too little risk-taking brings about stagnation, and too much risk-taking, after all, leads to an early death. We might call that consistent, routine-based person on one end of the scale boring, while we could call the daredevil, jobless person on the other end of the scale reckless…

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Second Sunday in Lent

Chances are that at some point in your life you will feel overwhelmed. For some it might result from a health condition or financial difficulties. For others the death of a loved one or a life transitions, like buying a house of having a baby or getting married. Some will hit that overwhelmed point with relationship problems, a demanding career, sleep deprivation, or a trauma like rape or abuse. It’s possible that one of these things alone might be manageable – like a demanding career – until you’re raising a child, the bank account is dwindling, and you get a dreaded diagnosis on top of that demanding career.

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