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To paraphrase the famous opening lines of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, “When the spring is in the air…people long to go on pilgrimages.” It wasn’t in the spring, but last summer I felt strangely and strongly compelled to start 2019 by going on a pilgrimage. I wasn’t sure where or even what I was looking for, but my soul was craving renewal and a fresh perspective. I carry a heavy spiritual and emotional burden for our community, church members, and church staff. As much as I want to lessen or avoid it at times, I cannot. It is what a senior pastor does.

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